In 1943 Jack Mercer the voice of Popeye entered the armed forces and the creators held a Popeye Contest at the Fox Theater to find a new voice for the characters Popeye and Olive Oyl, it is unknown why Hines had retired from the role, according to information given she may have gone into defense work. In 1983 Mae Questel reprised her role as Olive Oyl for a Popeye video game commercial. In the same year Questel was contacted by Woody Allen who gave her a small part in his film feature Zelig as Helen Kane where she performed "Chameleon Days" with a 45-piece orchestra. In 1985 Questel was contacted to do the voice of Betty Boop in The Romance of Betty Boop but her voice had dropped and the creator of the film short had wanted to go in a different direction and decided to hire another actress to do the role.
Born as Mae Kwestel in the Bronx New York City to Simon and Freida Kwestel, she attended Morris High School and studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and with the Theatre Guild. Although she wanted to be an entertainer, her parents, who were Orthodox Jews, actively discouraged her from doing so, at one time forcing her to leave the Theatre Guild. Nevertheless, at the age of 17 Questel won a talent contest held at the RKO Fordham Theatre in the Bronx by imitating Helen Kane When Hanna-Barbera began making the All New Popeye cartoons for television in 1978, Questel auditioned for the role of Olive Oyl but lost out to Marilyn Schreffler.
Directed by Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel. With Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie. Popeye takes Swee' Pea to the zoo and spends most of his time rescuing the tot from the various animals. Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky. Next . Never Kick a Woman (1936). Animation Short Comedy. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7,3/10 X. Popeye teaches Olive the art of self-defense, which comes in handy when a woman boxer flirts with him. Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel. Let's Get Movin' (1936).
The Help Album is a 1995 charity album to raise funds for the War Child charity, which provided aid war-stricken areas, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. All the songs were recorded in a single day. The album features British and Irish artists including Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Radiohead, Oasis, Blur and the Manic Street Preachers. It was followed by 1 Love (2002), Hope (2003), Help!: A Day in the Life (2005) and War Child Presents Heroes (2009).
Mae Questel (September 13, 1908–January 4, 1998) was an American actress and vocal artist best known for providing the voices for the animated characters Betty Boop and Olive Oyl. She began in vaudeville, and played occasional small roles in films and television later in her career, most notably the role of Aunt Bethany in 1989's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
In our collective conception of the fast food symphony orchestra, McDonald's fries are the clarinet: a valued contributor to the grand accumulated effort, and also lovely on its own with maybe a little bit of ketchup (which, in this tortured analogy, is good stage lighting maybe?). Popeye's biscuits are the triangle. By the time you've nearly cleaned your plate of all else, the biscuit is a wreck, soggy with gravy and chicken grease and the coleslaw's sweet mayonnaise and/or the liquid from the beans and rice, and wearing on one side a goopy beard of mashed potatoes. It is ready for consumption.
|Never Pick A Fight With Popeye|
|R587||Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, The Seaweed Singers And The Jimmy Carroll Orchestra*||Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, The Seaweed Singers And The Jimmy Carroll Orchestra* - Never Pick A Fight With Popeye / Help! Help! (6", Yel)||Golden Records||R587||US||1959|
|R587||Popeye* And Olive Oyl, The Sea Weed Singers*||Popeye* And Olive Oyl, The Sea Weed Singers* - Popeye Sings (6", Yel)||Golden Records||R587||US||Unknown|