Ilene Woods facts for kids
Jacqueline Ruth Woods
May 5, 1929
|Died||July 1, 2010
|Cause of death||Alzheimer's disease|
|Spouse(s)||Ed Shaughnessy (1963–2010; her death)|
|Awards||Disney Legend (2003)|
In 1948, at the age of 18, Woods recorded several songs for friends Mack David and Jerry Livingston. The songs ("Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo", "So This is Love", and "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes") were then played for Walt Disney. He chose Woods out of 300 other girls to play the part of Cinderella for the Disney movie Cinderella. Recording the part took about 2 years, working off and on.
Woods was first married to Stephen Steck Jr. They had one child, a daughter named Stephanie. After a divorce, in 1963 she married Ed Shaughnessy. They had two sons, James and Daniel. In 2003 she was recognized as a Disney Legend for her work in Cinderella.
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