Billie Mae Richards (November 21, 1921 – September 10, 2010) was a Canadian voice actress, who also appeared onstage and on television. She was the voice of Rankin/Bass' version of the character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from 1964 to 1979,[1][2] and of the Kid in the radio series Jake and the Kid.



Other projects

  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) - Rudolph
  • Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976) - Rudolph
  • Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979) - Rudolph


  1. "Yule watch these 11 holiday TV specials". O, Melissa Hank. December 5, 2017
  2. "The reindeer whisperer’s secrets to getting Rudolph to fly right". New York Post, By Barbara Hoffman, December 2, 2016
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