Mary Kay Bergman
Mary Kay Bergman was the lead female voice actress on South Park from the show’s 1997 debut until her death. In 1989, she began voicing the Disney character Snow White. In the 1990s, she voiced Daphne Blake in three films from the Scooby Doo franchise. She was married to voice actor Dino Andrade before her suicide in November 1999.
About Mary Kay Bergman in brief
Mary Kay Bergman was the lead female voice actress on South Park from the show’s 1997 debut until her death. Throughout her career, Bergman performed voice work for over 400 television commercials and voiced over 100 cartoon, film, and video game characters. In 1989, she began voicing the Disney character Snow White. In the 1990s, she voiced Daphne Blake in three films from the Scooby Doo franchise. She was married to voice actor Dino Andrade before her suicide in November 1999. Shortly after her death, Andrade established the MaryKay Bergman Memorial Fund. The origins of Bergman’s voice acting can be traced to when she attended a housewarming party and co-workers used several different voices. Bergman studied the voice of a character if she was a voice-over coach with Kat Lehman. She stated that she enjoyed doing Australian accents, Japanese accents, some in ADRlooping, and others in commercial and improvisation. She converted to Roman Catholicism after exploring several Christian denominations; however, she still remained proud of her Jewish heritage. She had an interest in fantasy and animation early in her life. She acted in plays during high school and also studied theater at University of California, Los Angeles. After getting cast in an equity-waiver play outside of school, she decided to leave UCLA. She worked as a receptionist for an insurance company and from there she moved up the ranks to become an assistant underwriter. Her parents performed as a singing duo at lounges and clubs in Reno and Las Vegas and in Los Angeles after her mother became pregnant.
Her mother’s previous work inking and painting cels for Fleischer piqued her mother’s interest in animation that was shared with Bergman years later by watching Saturday morning cartoon series with her. She grew up around the corner from the home of Adriana Caselotti, the original voice of Snow White, She was the only child of musicians David \”Dave\” Bergman and Patricia Paris \”Pat\” McGowan. She attended Le Conte Middle School and Hollywood High School, graduating in June 1978 with top academic honors. At age 16, she received her first professional acting job in the TV movie Return Engagement, which starred Elizabeth Taylor. After leaving school,. Bergman joined a small agency that had started six months earlier. She got the role because she had a nice figure but could also be a dancer, comedian, singer, or impressionist. She said, ‘I’m really not getting anywhere. Maybe I should give up this silly dream of mine about becoming this great star and actually get a real job. ‘\’ Bergman said, \”All the time I kept hearing, ‘Gosh, you have a lovely speaking voice. You should do something with that. ”’ She was a classmate and friend of future The Simpsons voice actress Nancy Cartwright. She considered herself a non-practicing Catholic and converted toRoman Catholicism. She also considered becoming a disc jockey but considered a career in the Air Force.