Nightly News | September 17, 2010
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And Billie Mae Richards has died. She is best known for her voice, the voice of a beloved character from our childhood, a character who just happened to be a boy.
WILLIAMS: Billie Mae Richards , you see, was a Canadian actress who played Rudolph in the classic 1964 stop-motion animation special, a staple on TV to this day during the holidays. Her trademark was being able to sound like a young boy . She perpetuated the myth by spelling her name B-I-L-L-Y in the credits, even though it ended with an I-E in real life. Canadian radio veteran and actress Billie Mae Richards was 88. We'll take a