Paula Winslowe
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Paula Winslowe
Paula Winslowe
Winifred Reyleche

(1910-03-23)March 23, 1910
DiedMarch 6, 1996(1996-03-06) (aged 85)
Resting placeHoly Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Years active1936–1996
John Sutherland
(m. 1939; died 1996)

Paula Winslowe (born Winifred Reyleche;[1] March 23, 1910 – March 6, 1996), sometimes credited as Paula Winslow, was a radio and television actress and is known for her role as Bambi's mother in the 1942 movie Bambi.


Stage career

In the early 1930s, Winslowe acted with the Marta Oatman Players and McFadden Productions.[2]

Radio career

Winslowe played the role of Mrs. Martha Conklin in Our Miss Brooks on both radio and television. On radio, she played Peg Riley in The Life of Riley, She was also heard in Silver Theater,[3]Big Town[4] and Elliott Lewis' shows Broadway Is My Beat and On Stage.

She briefly portrayed Mrs. Foster on Big Town, which starred Edward G. Robinson. She starred in several episodes of Suspense, including June 14, 1955 ("The Whole Town's Sleeping") written by Ray Bradbury; July 11, 1956 ("Want Ad"); January 24, 1956 ("The Cellar Door"); and June 5, 1956 ("The Twelfth Rose").[]

Television career

Winslowe was cast in numerous TV shows, including I Love Lucy and two episodes of the courtroom drama series Perry Mason : in the season one, 1957 episode entitled "The Case of the Drowning Duck", and in the season six, 1962 episode entitled "The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle", in which she played a night court judge. She played multiple characters on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. She also voiced Greta Gravel on The Flintstones (ep. The Entertainer).

Film career

In animated films, she did two voices in Disney's Bambi: Bambi's mother and the pheasant who panics when the hunters come leading to her demise.

Jean Harlow died of kidney disease shortly before the completion of the film Saratoga in 1937. The film was 90% completed and MGM used a body double Mary Dees for Harlow. Dees's voice was higher than that of Harlow, so MGM allowed Winslowe to step in as a voice double. The film was a box office hit.

Personal life

Winslowe married fellow Bambi co-star John Sutherland on September 16, 1939, and had four children.[]


Winslowe died in her home at the age of 85 in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles.[]


  • Bambi (1942), Pheasant / Bambi's mother (voice, uncredited)
  • North by Northwest (1959), Woman at Auction (uncredited)


  1. ^ Wilson, Scott (August 22, 2016). "Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. (2 volume set)". McFarland – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Professionals in Cast of Play". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. January 22, 1933. p. 43. Retrieved 2018 – via access
  3. ^ "Sunday's Highlights". California, Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Evening News. December 3, 1938. p. 7. Retrieved 2016 – via access
  4. ^ "Glam-aire". Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. Harrisburg Telegraph. December 7, 1937. p. 12. Retrieved 2016 – via access

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