On September 7th, 2001, Billie Lou Watt, wife of actor Hal Studer, died of lung cancer.
Billie Lou Watt was the voice of Kimba The White Lion in the 1966 American adaptation of the TV show. (Husband Hal Studer was the voice of Roger Ranger.) She was also the voices of Astro Boy and Astro Girl in the Astro Boy series, and Jimmy Sparks in Gigantor. She provided voices in other cartoon series such as Superbook and The Flying House. She was the voice for Elsie The Cow in Borden's commercials. She can still be heard in the animated series Courage The Cowardly Dog on Cartoon Network.
Ms. Watt appeared in numerous Broadway plays, including Kiss And Tell, Barefoot Boy With Cheek, Little Women, and King Of Hearts, and played in numerous regional theaters. She had a thirteen-year run as Ellie Harper Bergman on Search for Tomorrow (1968-1981) and appeared on other soap operas and live television shows. Recently, Ms. Watt was a volunteer reader for The Science Program on In-Touch Networks, a nation-wide radio service for the visually impaired.
Contributions in her memory can be sent to The Actors Fund, 729 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Some of this information is from an obituary notice in the New York Times, September 13, 2001.