Marge Simpson’s voice dies in Latin America, Nancy MacKenzie

By Vanessa Buschschlüter, bbc news

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Nancy MacKenzie was the voice of Marge Simpson in Latin America

Nancy MacKenzie, the actress who lent her voice to Marge Simpson in the dubbing of The Simpsons for the Latin American market, has died.

The Peruvian-Mexican announcer was 81 years old.

MacKenzie had a long and illustrious career, voicing hundreds of characters in films and television series, including Trinity in The Matrix.

The news of his death was announced on social media. by Patricia Acevedo and Claudia Motta, the actresses who gave voice to Lisa and Bart in the Latin American version of The Simpsons.

“With deep sorrow, the Simpson children (Lisa and Bart) announce the death of our beloved mom, Marge Simpson (Nancy MacKenzie). Rest in peace, we will never forget you,” Acevedo wrote on Instagram.

Nancy MacKenzie provided the Latin American Spanish voiceover for Marge Simpson in the first 15 seasons of the animated series.

The actor who voiced Homer, Humberto Vélez, also paid tribute to MacKenzie.

“(We spent) many hours together, working and traveling. A lifetime. Your death hurts me a lot, but I celebrate your love of life, to be free and live life fully,” he wrote in X.

MacKenzie was born in Peru but moved to Mexico when she was 20, where she became a stage and television actress.

During his career spanning more than five decades, he starred in many Mexican soap operas.

She also lent her voice to many famous actresses, including Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Sigourney Weaver, and Judi Dench.

But she became most famous for her Spanish dubbing of cartoon characters, including Disney villain Cruella de Vil, Daphne in The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby-Do, and Sailor Galaxia in the anime series Sailor Moon.

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