Thursday, June 9, 2022

Ilene Woods


 

A beautiful publicity photo of Ilene Woods, the voice of Cinderella. Look at all that stunning art by Mary Blair. Some of you might know that Ilene originally sang the demo tracks for three of the film's songs: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, A Dream is a Wish your Heart makes and So This is Love. Walt Disney liked the demos so much , he offered her the part of Cinderella. Much to her amazement. 

I had the chance of meeting Ilene a few times over the years at Disney events. She really embodied her character. Soft spoken, kind, patient with fans. There are times when I need to pinch myself for having met legendary people like her. How lucky can you get?

Ilene died in 2010, aged 81. 


3 comments:

  1. There really is a soft quality to her voice that really fits the "princess" role, in a classic way. As beautiful as her.

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  2. A funny thing I've felt about the Disney princesses during Walt's lifetime is that while Snow White and Aurora were more operatic in the their vocal style, Ilene Woods as Cinderella was much more softer with jazz and pop music in her style if you know what I mean.

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  3. I always loved her voice so much.

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