Holly Gauthier-Frankel

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Holly G. Frankel
Born (1979-07-13) July 13, 1979 (age 39)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Other namesHolly Gauthier-Frankel
OccupationVoice actress, singer, dancer, comedian
Years active1985-present [1]
Website http://www.hollygauthierfrankel.com

Holly G. Frankel (born July 13, 1979), also known as Holly Gauthier-Frankel, is a Canadian voice actress, [2] singer, dancer, and comedian. Frankel is best known for supplying the voice of Fern in Arthur , Sagwa in Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat , Rita in Go Hugo Go and Hugo: the Movie Star, Teri in What's with Andy? , Loulou in Wimzie's House , and Flora in the Cinélume's English dub of Winx Club . She is also known for her alter-ego as burlesque performer Miss Sugarpuss, of which Holly retired in 2016. [3]

Voice acting act of doubling a character in an animated movie or to voice-over

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<i>Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat</i> Novel by Amy Tan

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Holly is the daughter of Ron Frankel and Mary Lou Gauthier, who were former members of Malcolm Tomlinson's band Milkwood. At the age of seven, she became a voice actress after work as a studio singer for commercials. [4] Due to her status as a "showbiz kid", she was shy and was considered an outcast.

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She attended CEGEP, and later graduated from McGill University. Holly developed an eating disorder as she sunk into a deep depression as she was considered "too fat" by several casting directors. She discovered burlesque at the 2004 Montreal World Film Festival.

CEGEP type of college in the Canadian province of Quebec

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McGill University English-language university in Montreal, Quebec

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Montreal World Film Festival annual film festival held in Montreal, Canada

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  1. Holly Gauthier-Frankel is born for the stage by Katelyn Spide. "...by age seven, Gauthier-Frankel was already working as a professional voice actor."
  2. Erickson, Hal (July 2005). Television cartoon shows: an illustrated encyclopedia, 1949 through 2003. McFarland & Co. p. 704. ISBN   9780786422562 . Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  3. http://www.thesuburban.com/arts_and_entertainment/entertainment/montreal-s-premiere-burlesque-entertainer-miss-sugarpuss-final-fringe-show/article_9dbf8be8-25ee-11e6-b21e-1b697239d340.html
  4. https://montrealgazette.com/life/urban-expressions/holly-gauthier-frankel-is-born-for-the-stage