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Ilene Woods, Voice of Cinderella, Dies 81

Jacqueline Ruth "Ilene" Woods (May 5, 1929 – July 1, 2010) was an American singer and actress who voiced Cinderella in the 1950 classic film.

Woods sang for President Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park. She also sang at the White House for President Truman, after singing for the soldiers and sailors of war.

In 2003, she was awarded a Disney Legends award for her voicework on the film Cinderella. One of her last film appearances was in Touched By An Angel as night nurse Cassie.

Death of Ilene Woods
Woods died on July 1, 2010, at age 81, from causes related to Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Canoga Park. She did not recognize a lot of what was going on around her, but the nurses found that she was most comforted by "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," so they played it for her as often as possible. Her husband, Ed Shaughnessy, told the Los Angeles Times. In addition to her husband of 47 years, she was survived by their son, a daughter from her first marriage, and three grandchildren.

Re: Ilene Woods, Voice of Cinderella, Dies 81

Ilene you have placed a song in my heart that has always uplifted my spirit. Through you, Disneys Cinderella was made priceless. Your sweet, golden voice is what gave magic so that Cinderella may live on. So shall you live on forever through this priceless treasure that you gave to all who see it. Thank you Ilene. May God bless you and your family still here on Earth.

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