For me, January has always been a special month to think about birthdays (hint-hint). So, I thought it might be fun this month to look through our publicity photo archive for some photos of celebrities with a special relationship to us who were born in the month of January.
The first one I found is the one and only Sterling Holloway, born January 4, 1905. Mr. Holloway performed the voice of so many Disney characters, I think some of them may surprise you. He was of course known as the voice of a certain honey-loving bear, but he was also the voice of the stork in “Dumbo,” Kaa in “The Jungle Book,” the Cheshire Cat in “Alice in Wonderland,” and most surprising to me, adult Flower in “Bambi.” Is it any wonder he was named a Disney Legend in 1991?
This picture was taken in 1968 at Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park and it’s so fun to see these two together. I can almost hear that distinctive chuckle we’ve all come to know and love.
Check back soon for our next January birthday celebration.