voice sounds familiar, we wouldn't be surprised. April has provided
voices for projects like "The Simpsons", "Who Framed
Roger Rabbit?", "Antz", "Men in Black" and
"Toy Story 2", to name a few. She is the voice of classic
Disney cartoon characters Cruella De Vil and Clarabelle Cow. She is
currently completing work on the upcoming Disney animated series Tarzan"
(taking over the role originated by Rosie O' Donnell). Cartoon voices
are sort of a family business. Aprils father (the celebrated ventriloquist
Paul Winchell) was the original voice of "Tigger". Some of
his other well-known voices are Fleagle from "The Banana Splits",
Gargamel from "The Smurfs" and The famous Dow Scrubbing Bubble
("We do the work, so you don't have toooooo!")
is also a writer
In addition to having written for "Roseanne", April has created
hundreds of radio commercials, winning every major advertising award
in the world along the way. She is perhaps best known as the "Glendale
Federal Lady", and is currently one of the popular California Cheese
cows. These award wining commercials were written, voiced and produced
by April through her radio production company. To hear some of these
commercials, visit the Radio
Savant Productions web site. The Glendale campaign was very successful
and gathered a lot of attention for April. Here are some of the extremely
glamorous Hollywood things that happened to her during that heady time:
- HBO rejected her ideas
for being "too conceptual".
- An 83 year old talent
manager told her she was "too old".
- Les Moonves, President
of CBS Television (and the man who brought you "Diagnosis
Murder") told April her ideas weren't hip.
- Tom Leykis told his
listeners, "If you ever see this woman, push her down."
- Bill Handel did an hour
program about April. She called in, but couldn't get past the
accomplished musical comedy actress, April has had starring roles
in two Columbia Artists national tours. She also starred as Mama Rose
opposite Kevin Spacey in "Gypsy", and will be only too happy
to tell anyone about the time they had sex in the back of her Honda
Civic. Recently, April enjoyed a sold-out run of her one woman show
at the Roxy Theatre. The show was presented by Lily Tomlin and Jane
until late 2002 April had one of the most innovative, brilliant radio
shows ever produced, however the rat bastards at Clear Channel and
brain dead execs at LA radio station KFI, were offended by her irreverent humor, and threw her off the
air. It is a loss for us, but April will be back.. you can't stop
a treasured talent like that.
ABOUT APRIL'S EBAY
AUCTIONS FOR CHARITY
Every week, April bleeds her industry friends for Hollywood-style memorabilia,
which she then auctions on E-bay to benefit Project
Angel Food. You never know what's going to be in her auctions, but
you always know it's going to be good. So who exactly gives her this
stuff? She can't say. "If I told you, then you'd know they listen
to my show. And then they would lose all credibility".
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