Margie Hines

Marjorie Hines

Margie Hines
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Marjory Hines
Marjorie Louise Hines
Margaret Hines
Margret Mercer
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Olive Oyl (referenced by Jack Mercer)
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Margie Hines as Betty Boop (1930-1932):


Margie Hines as Billy Boop (1931-1932):


Margie Hines as Mariah Cat (1931):


Margie Hines as Betty Co-ed (1931):


Margie Hines as Betty Boop (1938-1939):


Margie Hines as Olive Oyl:

Marjorie L. Hines (October 15, 1909 – December 23, 1985) was an American actress. She was better known by her stage name Margie Hines. She was born in Glendale, Queens, New York, USA. She later moved to Freeport, New York, on the South Shore of Long Island. She was a voice actress who was already with Fleischer Studios long before they had auditioned more women to do the voice of Betty Boop.[1] Hines created the initial voice for Betty Boop by using her own baby-talk speaking and singing style.

Her most notable roles in cartoons other than Betty Boop were Countess Cat, Olive Oyl, Billy Boop and Swee'Pea. She had blue eyes and jet-black hair, Hines later dyed her hair blonde.

Hines was the first voice actress for Fleischer's popular Betty Boop and is classed as the original voice of said character, which debuted in the cartoon short Dizzy Dishes in 1930. While she was touring in vaudeville,[2] she was heard by Billy Murray, a member of the Fleischer staff who there and then found what they were seeking for Betty Boop. They talked business, and Max Fleischer hired Hines to perform "I Have To Have You", as she was a Helen Kane sound-alike and Kane was the basis for the character.

Hines won a "Helen Kane Impersonation Contest"[3] in Brooklyn at the age of 17, and was given a part in a song-and-dance act which toured the country on Publix, Keith, Loew and Fox time.

She briefly sang on the radio station WMRJ, Jamaica and WNYJ.

According to Hines, she won a Helen Kane contest in 1929, and began work for the Fleischer Studios in May, 1930, not only giving voice to Betty, but other female characters in the Talkartoon and Screen Songs series. Hines voiced Betty until her contract with Paramount expired. In 1931, Hines shared the role of Betty Boop with Mae Questel, up until Questel became the official voice of Betty Boop in 1932.

On the evening of September 25th in 1931, at the radio show for the Radio Electrical World Fair in Madison Square Garden, Max Fleischer broadcast the face of Hines and also a cartoon of Betty Boop, which he drew before a television apparatus. Fleischer said, "I will introduce to you the voice behind the picture, Miss Margie Hines."

According to lawsuit documents, Hines recorded all of the dialogue for several of the 1932 cartoons in 1931. However according to Max Fleischer, Hines actually recorded for one or two of the cartoons in 1932 before leaving the role with her final role as Betty Boop being I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You.

In 1931, she subsequently sang baby-talk songs for several Paul Terry shorts. By the Sea being the most well-known. Hines provided the voice of a mouse that performs the song "Boop-Oop-a-Doop" in that short.

Hines recorded her "final cartoon" for the Fleischers as Betty on the 11th of August in 1932.

In 1932 Miss Hines exclusively signed a contract with Van Beuren Studios[4] to voice characters in their animated cartoons. Hines recorded a cover of "I Must Have That Man", a "Blackbirds" song most associated with Florence Mills and Nina Mae McKinney in one of the several Van Beuren shorts that Hines' voice was featured in.

On the 8th of April in 1932, Hines and Billy Murray both appeared at the Baldwin G.O.P. Benefit at the Baldwin Republican Club at the Freeport Theatre.

Hines and other vaudeville acts donated more than $500 for the "Baldwin Community Service" for unemployment relief. When Hines joined Charley Gaylord's[5] band in 1934, for a short time she ditched her "Betty Boop" singing style.[6] In 1938, Hines was cast as Olive Oyl and was re-cast as Betty Boop in the Fleischer Studios cartoons.

She was the last person to voice Betty in the animated series up until the character was retired in 1939, the same year she married Jack Mercer.[7] Hines continued to do voice-overs for Fleischer Studios which was later known as Famous Studios up until 1944, then she retired from voice work. According to a 1943 article, she may have gone into defense work while Mercer was away.

Hines became an employee of the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation at Bethpage,[8] Long Island, an organization that produced military and civilian aircraft. In 1944, on Sunday, March 12, at 4:00 p.m., she appeared on Eddie Dowling's "Wide Horizons" show over on the Mutual Network as a guest speaker with Jack Mercer.

Before Hines entered the entertainment field, she was employed as an office worker in New York. Her marriage to Jack Mercer ended in heartbreak. She married Raymond Brenneis in 1951 and became Marjorie L. Brenneis, but divorced in 1954. Hines then went on to marry Jesse William Heidtmann in 1956 and became Marjorie L. Heidtmann.


  • Margie Hines: "Oh, I like the show business. But too many heartaches in it. Too much uncertainty." (1933)
  • Margie Hines: "My uncle told me that there was a contest at a theatre in Brooklyn and he urged me to enter." (1933)
  • Helen Kane: "Margie Hines won three Boop-Boop-a-Doop contests. I think she won one of them or two in Brooklyn, and one at the Riverside Theatre, New York City. Let me see, where was I? In 1931, I should say, or 1932. I don't remember?" (1934)
  • Margie Hines: "We've started three times since March, but every time we got half packed, the Fleischer Studios called us back."[9] (1939)

Character Role(s)

Master's Association of Kings County (1928)

Young Margie Hines Age 15 or 16 1928

In 1928 around the age of 15-16 Margie entered a contest and won first place, it is noted that in her spare time she liked to enter contests. The prize was a kewpie doll and was featured in the newspapers. 

RKO "Helen Kane Contest" Winner (1930)

August 9th 1930 Margie Hines RKO Winner

Margie Hines, who won first prize in an RKO "Helen Kane Contest" a few months ago, has joined Dave White's act. It is playing indie out-of-town dates before showing for the major circuits in New York. 

The Billboard (1930)

1930 march 8th margiehines betty boop helen kane

Opening has a trailer plugging Ray's concert success. From then on the band takes on the bulk. The Wheeler girls do two numbers, and Margie Hines and Ray do a solo apiece.

Margie Hines

The familiar baby-voiced and 'Boop-Boop-a-Doop' singing is contributed by Margie Hines, who handles it nicely in Do Some-thing.

In Florida (1930)

Sunshine Sammy Margie Hines Same Bill 1930

On the stage a Winter vacation treat. Dick Powell presents In Florida with Sunshine Sammy of Our Gang comedies. Master & Gautier, Marjorie Hines, Enright Rockets, Johnny Mitchell. 

Stage (1930)

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Margie Hines who emulates Helen Kane's style of "Booping," emulates in a fairly good manner and is being nicely received.

Masters & Gautier Marjorie Hines (1930)

Margie Hines as Betty Boop

Don Gautier, a comedian with a fine crooning voice, is the bright light in a trio In which Frank Masters, former chorine tutor at the Stanley, adds some chatter and dancing and Marjorie Hines, winner of the Helen Kane 'Boop-Boopa-Doop' contest, sings with moderate appeal.

Margie Hines Is Voice of Betty Boop (1931)

You've wondered perhaps who it is that speaks for Betty Boop in Max Fleischer's inkwell cartoons on the screen. Her voice is the voice of Margie Hines, once on the vaudeville stage and in radio, who got her start in a Helen Kane "Boop-a-Doop" contest in Brooklyn. It was while she was 'Boop-a-Dooping' in vaudeville that she was heard by a member of the Fleischer staff who realized her voice was just what they needed for Betty. 

Radio Rambles (1931)

Margie Hines 1931

Both the pretty young ladies with the tangled eyelashes are none other than Betty Boop, the one the Betty you see, and the other the Boop you hear! The one you hear is Margie Hines of Paramount, and the one you see lived till recently in the fountain pen of the world famous cartoonist, Max Fleischer. You must remember Betty Boop's ancestors. Koko the Clown, Out of the Inkwell, and others - but it took Betty to a stop a show on Broadway. 

Betty Boop's Voice (1931)


This is the girl you never see on the screen but who's voice is heard every week by thousands of movie fans. She is the girl who supplies the voice for Betty Boop. She is Margie Hines who got her start when she won a Helen Kane 'Boop-a-Doop' contest.

Voice of Betty Boop (1931)

Betty Boop Voice Margie Hines 1931

This is the girl you never see on the screen but whose voice is heard every week by thousands of movie fans. She is the girl who supplies the voice for Betty Boop, the playmate of Bimbo, the clown, and other little imps and urchins who frolic out of the inkwell in the Max Fleischer studios to caper on the screen in the Paramount Talkartoons. She is Margie Hines, who got her start when she won a Helen Kane "Boop-a-Doop" contest.

Paramount's Cartoon Voice Drifts (1931)

Margie Hines October 27th 1931

Margie Hines contract with Paramount for the Max Fleischer cartoons has expired. She will freelance. Miss Hines is the femme voice in the majority of the Fleischer drawings.

Ghost Voice (1932)

Margie Hines the "baby" voice of the "Betty Boop" of the cartoon shorts, will try a vaudeville tour on the strength of the popularity of her "ghost" voice. She is never seen in the shorts but her voice is well known to theatergoers. (Fitchburg Sentinel]) 

Boop-Boop-a-Doop Won Film Chance for Margie Hines (1932)

Miss Margie Hinez

Freeport girl, with deep blue eyes that register even on screen - fame bound. Until the movies record colors, theatre audiences are going to miss one of the attractive features of Marjorie L. Hines, 19-year-old Freeport lass, who has made her debut in the cinema world.

Miss Hines, for whom great things are predicted by her directors, has the bluest of blue eyes. But they are as expressive as they are blue and, even on the black and white of the silver screen, they "register" as they say in Hollywood with 100 percent effectiveness.

Petite, vivacious and strikingly pretty, Miss Hines is the perfect type for a comedienne, a role for which she was picked by Warner Brothers to play with Benny Rubin.

With Benny Rubin, she has just finished making a Warners' picture called "The Perfect Suitor." The little Freeport girl plays the leading feminine in the film, which was made at Warner Brothers' studios in Flatbush. 

A "Helen Kane" contest launched Miss Hines into a theatrical career. She won the competition hands down and easily 'out-Booped' all other contestants. 

That got her on the stage and her voice won her a six months' contract doing recordings for the Betty Boop cartoons produced by Paramount.

Her work as the voice for the little girl in the animated drawings attracted the attention of movie directors and she received an offer to play in the Benny Rubin picture.

With her good looks and natural talent, her associates predict a brilliant future for the young actress. 

Marjorie lives with her mother at 127 North Grove St, Freeport. 

Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut 43 (1932)

On the stage at the Allyn this week is "Betty Boop" whose real name is Marjorie Hines and whose Helen Kane-ish speaking and singing voice you've heard more than once in the Paramount Talkartoons.

Musical Justice

Margie hines and mae questel

According to a draft in the transcript of the 1931 short Musical Justice, Margie Hines was going to play the role of Betty Boop in person but was replaced by Mae Questel, who then went on to perform "Don't Take My Boop-Oop-A-Doop Away" in said short. Instead, Hines can be heard performing "Don't Take My Boop-Oop-a-Doop Away" in the 1934 Fleischer Victory Newsreel.

 In Person Betty Boop (Miss Marjorie Hines) (1932)

Official Voice of Betty Boop 1931-1932

The mysterious 'Boop-a-Doop' voice of the Paramount Talkartoons. The cutest little cherub ever to appear before the footlights. Hear her lisp her love songs. (The Hartford Courant)

Voice Doubles (1932)

Margie Hines Betty Boop Voice 1932 was Correct

Margaret Livingston was another who started doubling for a voice. Only she doubled for parrot. And Margie Hines may be heard of in her own name before long. She does a 'Boop-a-Dooping' for the Betty Boop cartoon films.

Aesop Fables Countess is Given New Voice (1932)

Countess Cat Van Beuren Betty Boop Clone Margie Hines 01

Countess Cat, leading lady of the Aesop's Fable cartoon series has a new voice. This transformation was not brought by an operation, but by the singing of a contract, and the young lady involved is Marjorie Hines, well known radio artist and musical comedy star. By terms of the contract, Miss Hines is to lend her voice exclusively to cartoons produced by Van Beuren. The peculiar qualities of this young lady's voice make her particularly adaptable to the character of Countess Cat, which is more or less featured in the Fable series. Some of the Aesop's Fable cartoons released by RKO Radio in which Miss Hines voice is to be heard are Venice Vamp, Hokum Hotel, Pickaninny Blues, A Yarn of Wool and Bugs and Books.

Countess Cat Van Beuren Betty Boop Clone Margie Hines 02

Hines provided the voice of the Countess in several animated shorts.

New Boop Boop a Dooper Likes the Stage But- (1933)

Margie Hines New boop a Dooper 1933

Marjorie (Betty) Hines, Doll-voiced and Baby-Eyed, doesn't Crave the heartaches- Versatile Freeport Miss Happy in Kitchen. Usually it is the young ambitious girl who craves fame on the stage, while the gamily protests. With Marjorie Hines of Freeport the situation is reversed on the eve of 21, slender and shapely to the tilt of 98 pounds, dark hair intriguingly curied around a tiny face and a big baby blue eyes, the young miss, who belongs to the 'Boop-a-Boop' group of entertainers says "Oh, I like the show business, But too many heartaches in it. Too much uncertainty." Three years ago the talented Freeport girl who can 'Boop-a-Doop' with the best of the doll-voiced 'Boop-a-Doopers' sprang overnight from the family fireside to place behind the footlights by winning a Helen Kane imitation contest at a local cinema cathedral. She had entered, nervous and hesitant, only at the urging of her mother and uncle.  Today  her family still urge her to take advantage of the opportunities that come her way.  And Miss Hines, still heeding them, continues in the theatrical business ,with decided leanings to the movies, radio and phonograph recordings. And between auditions and appearances is happy cooking in the family kitchen at 75 N. Bay view Ave and every Monday night playing bridge with friends in Free-port. Her talent at the type of singing made famous by the chubby Helen won Miss Hines after the contest a chance to create the voice of Betty Boop of the movies. She was the original of Betty, who in turn was the original femme in movie cartoons. After that she did a series called Aesop's Fables, imitating goldfish, a cat's meow or as she said "most anything they wanted me to!" Freeport calls her "Betty" because of the character she played.  A boyfriend? In love? Marriage? To the first question she admitted "Yes!" To the others she responded with blushes and silence though, later she confessed that sometimes she thinks marriage and domesticity better than a career.

Feature News for Radio (1933) 


Marjorie Hines appeared at Lowe's State last week with Dan Healy's Ha Ha Club Revue. Does the Betty Boop and Jeannie Lang style of stuff to perfection insofar as the cute and sweet style is concerned and sings well otherwise.

The Billboard (1933) 


Charley Gayford and his KFI Hollywood Orchestra replaced Ernis Holst's Band at the William Penn in Pittsburgh. His lineup includes Al Garoux, Jimmy Lynch, Ray Laundale and Mack Hallady. Charley's soloist is Marjorie Hines, the screen's original Betty Boop voice.

Harry Warren America's Foremost Composer


Marjorie Hines Betty Boop in Person (1933)

In 1933, Margie Hines made a live-action appearance in Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer, where she sang in her Betty Boop singing style. 

The American Magazine (1933)


In October 1933, Margie Hines was featured in The American Magazine, on page 60 of Interesting People (Boop-A-Dooper Marjorie Hines). According to Margie Hines in the 1933 interview, she claimed that, three years earlier when she was seventeen, she won a Helen Kane 'Boop-a-Doop' contest and automatically became the voice of Betty Boop of flicker cartoons.


She loved reading a lot of novels, and always wore pink and blue. She never ate till a day's work was done, sometimes she ate at midnight. Then she relaxed and had a great big dinner, and lived in the countryside of New York. 

The Original Betty Boop (1933)

Margie hines witness 1933

The original Betty Boop, by the way was Marjorie Hines, a Brooklyn girl, who may be called as a witness.

Helen Kane:

"I'm sore but I think this trial is going to be fun."

Margie Hines Original Voice of Betty Boop

Marjorie Hines, the first Betty Boop, was succeeded later by Mae Questel. There is now still a third Betty. All three have sung on the radio under the cartoon name, and no one seems to have noticed the difference.

Betty Boop's Voice (1934)

Marjory Hines 1934

Margie Hines, who sings over KDKA with Charlie Gaylord's Orchestra, now playing at the William Penn, is the voice of Betty Boop in the movie comic reels.

The Nassau Daily Review (1934)

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The first Freeport connection with the case lies in the fact that Helen's husband, Max Hoffman, Jr. is the son of Gertrude Hoffman, well known Freeport dancing and dramatic teacher. The second was the appearance of Margy Hines, a Freeport girl, as a witness in the proceedings. Fleischer presented Miss Hines as one of the three girls whom he has used at various times for the 'Boop-Boop-a-Doop' effects that go with the Betty Boop films.

Original Betty Boop Girl With Orchestra (1934)

All of the men "double" that is, play several instruments and in addition he features Marjorie Hines, one of the original Betty Boop girls of the Max Fleischer cartoons.

Four Betty Boop Girls (1934)

4 Betty Boop Girls Paramount Group

In 1934, Margie Hines joined a group called the Four Betty Boop Girls, a girl group that consisted of Mae Questel, Little Ann Little, and Bonnie Poe.

Dance Friday at Idlewild (1934)

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The music will be furnished by Bert Lown and his famous Biltmore Hotel orchestra, of 12 people, including a girl entertainer, Miss Marjorie Hines, vocalist, who resembles that famous screen personage, Betty Boop, and is well known for her work as Betty Boop in the Max Fleischer cartoons.

Margie Hines Testifying (1934)

25th April 1934 Margie Hines Testifying Against Helen Kane

Marjorie Hines, who was Charlie Gaylord's soloist at the William Penn earlier this season, is testifying in Helen Kane's suit against Paramount-Publix and Max Fleischer. Miss Hines for a long time was the voice of Betty Boop in Fleischer's animated cartoons. 

$250,000 Lawsuit

Margie Hines was involved in $250,000 Infringement Lawsuit. Hines was summoned to testify. She was asked if she knew the meaning of the disputed 'Boop-Boop-a-Doop' sounds; she replied "Well, I call them licks." Miss Hines said she won a preliminary contest before she ever heard Miss Kane.

Miss Marjorie Hines (1934)

Miss Margie Hines 1934

Perhaps you've heard her with Gus Arnheim and Huston Ray. If not, and you go to the movies we're sure you've heard her as the voice behind those Betty Boop flicker cartoons. That's the way Marjorie started her career.  Since then she has been many things: A baby's cry, the voice of a gold fish a cat's meow! And now a featured orchestra singer. The voice you have often heard in the movies as the birds and bees flitted across the screen after cute Betty Boop, is also a cute radio voice. Jack Fulton of Paul Whiteman's outfit thinks so and he's the boy that brought Marjorie to Charley Gaylord via Gus Arnheim via Huston Ray via NBC. Marjorie told us she likes to read a lot of novels. "goes for" pink and blue, never eats a big meal until she is through singing usually until midnight. Will marry someday and he'll probably be a college boy (Boop-a-Doop). Has friends everywhere in the movies and radio. Worked with Vic Erwin (former local boy) in that network Betty Boop series.

Olive Oyl Got Him (1939) 

Jack Mercer and Margie Hines 1939

Jack Mercer, 24, and Margie Hines 21, who are the voices for Popeye and his girlfriend Olive Oyl in the animated cartoon, were married March 3rd, their studio announced yesterday. They are shown in Miami, Fla., yesterday.

Princess Glory Uses 3 Voices (1939) 

Scouting around the current movies, you usually can come up with some startling facts. Such as Princess Glory from Gulliver's Travels has not one but three voices. Her speaking voice was done by Lovey Warren, a Miami night-club singer, who also provided the physical proportions from which the screen figure was drawn. Jessica Dragonette provided Princess Glory's singing voice. And Marjorie Hines, film comedienne who doubles for Olive Oyl in the Popeye cartoons, provided Glory's sobs. In this case Pinto Colvig, Hollywood's Man of a Thousand Voices, spoke for Gabby. However after all the recordings were made they were speeded up 50 percent faster than he had talked to give the screen character unearthly intensity and pitch. It was quite a job synchronizing the movements of the cartoon figure's lips with the hopped-up dialogue. 

Miami, Florida

Mae Questel, who was Fleischer's voice for Betty Boop and Popeye characters Olive Oyl and Swee'Pea during the mid 1930s, refused to move with the Fleischer Studios staff when they left New York City for Miami, Florida. As a result, Hines was hired to replace Questel in both the Betty Boop and Popeye series, beginning in 1938. Hines voiced Betty through her final series entries in 1938 and 1939, and continued to voice Olive until 1943, when the studio, by then taken over by Paramount Pictures and renamed Famous Studios, returned to New York. The Marry-Go-Round (1943) was Hines final short as the voice of Olive Oyl, with Questel returning to the role in 1944. 

Wide Horizons (1944)

Jack Mercer Popeye and Margie Hines Betty Boop 1944

Other interesting spots in this variety hour included the presence of Margie Hines and Jack Mercer, better known as the comedy team of "Olive Oyl and "Popeye." Marjorie sang "Button Up Your Overcoat" and "How Many Hearts Have You Broken?" in her droll "Betty Boop Girl" style.[10] 

Songs Performed as Betty Boop

WMRJ, Jamaica

  • 10:15 p.m. - Margie Hines. (02, April, 1929)
  • 11:00 p.m. - Margie Hines, Harold Smith and Flo Orig. (09, April, 1929)
  • 8:30 p.m. - Margie Hines and Johnny Welter. (19, April, 1929)
  • 10:40 p.m. - Margie Hines. (09, May, 1929)






  • Strange Case of Hennessy
  • Harry Warren: America's Foremost Composer
  • Tight Rope Tricks
  • Magic Mummy
  • Silvery Moon
  • Candy Town
  • Tumble Down Town
  • In the Park
  • Opening Night
  • Love's Labor Won


  • Barnyard Amateurs




  • Shakespearean Spinach
  • Females Is Fickle
  • Stealin Aint Honest
  • Me Feelins Is Hurt
  • Onion Pacific
  • Wimmin Is a Myskery
  • Nurse-Mates
  • Fightin' Pals
  • Doing Impossikible Stunts
  • Wimmin Hadn't Oughta Drive
  • Puttin on the Act
  • With Poopdeck Pappy
  • Little Lambkins
  • The Fulla Bluff Man
  • Way Back When Women Had Their Weigh
  • Way Back When a Nag Was Only a Horse
  • Granite Hotel
  • The Fowl Ball Player
  • Wedding Belts


  • Olive's Sweepstakes Ticket
  • Child Psykolojiky
  • I'll Never Crow Again
  • Nix on Hypnotricks
  • Mr. Bug Goes to Town


  • Kickin' the Conga 'Round
  • Olive Oyl and Water Don't Mix
  • Many Tanks
  • Baby Wants a Bottleship
  • Alona on the Sarong Seas


  • Ration Fer the Duration
  • Happy Birthdaze
  • Cartoons Ain't Human
  • The Marry-Go-Round


  • Hines died under the name Marjorie L. Heidtmann age 76, in Seaford, Nassau County, New York, United States of America in December 1985. She was survived by her husband Jesse William Heidtmann, who died in June 1997 at the age of 79. Earlier in the year of 1985, Betty Boop had been revived and made a new appearance in The Romance of Betty Boop. Hines died the same year as Betty's 1980s reboot, she was buried at the Oakwood Cemetery in Bay Shore, Suffolk County, New York, USA. Hines was buried in the same grave as Jesse William Heidtmann's parents Jesse Harold Heidtmann and Nellie B. Heidtmann.



  • Hines recorded the dialogue for a majority of the 1932 cartoons in 1931.
  • Apart from singing in the "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" singing style, Hines was also an opera singer and could sing in the operatic style. She can be heard singing in this style in the Fleischer Studios cartoon Grand Uproar and the Van Beuren Studios cartoons that include Hokum Hotel, Piano Tooners, Magic Mummy, Venice Vamp, Barnyard Amateurs and Opening Night.
  • Little Ann Little claimed she was the original voice but hadn't debuted into the role until 1933.
  • Hines' mother "Cecilia Bassa" once owned a tea room called "Betty Boop" in Freeport. Her father was Charles Bassa, and William Loeht was her uncle.
  • According to a 1930s report, Hines also provided the voice of Betty on the Betty Boop Fables radio show, which was shared with Mae Questel and Bonnie Poe.
  • Margie was five feet and-a-half small and weighed 98-odd pounds.
  • Margie also "Boop-a-Dooped" from station Pittsburgh Station KDKA and received numerous fan letters.
  • Margie was from Wantagh, Long Island.
  • Was featured in a 1932 Warner Brothers film titled The Perfect Suitor, as the leading lady.
  • She also did the voice for Olive Oyl from the Popeye series for a short while.
  • From 1939 to the early 1940s, Hines was briefly married to co-star Jack Mercer, who provided the voice of Popeye the Sailor. The two were later divorced.
  • When she was married to Jack Mercer, he would tell people that he was married to Olive Oyl.
  • Hines' third husband "Jesse William Heidtmann" was the son of "Jesse Harold Heidtmann".
  • Hines was the first and last person to voice Betty Boop.
  • Margie Hines also lent her voice to many Fleischer Studios cartoons, including the Stone Age Cartoons as various characters including the feature film Mr Bug Goes To Town. She also had a small part in Gulliver's Travels, as a female Lilliput citizen, and contributed to the main character Princess Glory's crying and sobs.
  • In 1932, Hines also did vocals for Aesop's Film Fables, produced by Van Beuren Studios. Her Van Beuren credits were erroneously attributed to Bonnie Poe, another actress who had voiced Betty Boop.
  • Margie Hines' name has been mispelled/changed in various credits: Margie Heinz, Margie Heintz, Marge Hines, Marjorie Hines, Margaret Hines and sometimes Margret Hines. The L. in her middle name is Louise.
  • See Hines' RKO Radio discography[11] for her Paul Terry and Van Beuren Corporation recordings.

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