May 23, 2009
Family and friends of Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse who died Monday of complications from diabetes, are remembering how the Glendale resident so embodied the modest and optimistic character he portrayed since 1977. Funeral services for the Walt Disney figure are pending and will be private. He was 62. He died holding hands with his wife, Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse. “Walt [Disney] used to say, he put the heart and soul into Mickey Mouse,” Taylor said.
July 29, 2011
I really didn't want to go on the job interview, but my journalism counselor told me it would give me a boost to my career. I had only worked at the Valley College library for two weeks when professor Leo Garapedian called me into his office down the hall from the Valley Star college newsroom and told me that a copy girl position was available at the Burbank Daily Review - my hometown newspaper. I sat in the long hallway of the dark, dusty office of the Review, 228 E. Orange Grove Ave., waiting for then-managing editor Denny Duke.