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Her voice sounded like a cross between Betty Boop and Donald Duck. Blonde screwball comedienne Mabel Todd (her actual name was Dobbs) started out in radio, performing novelty songs in shows like "The Komedy Kingdom". She went to Hollywood, where she found herself inevitably categorised as scatterbrained comedy relief. She was featured in some early Warner Brothers musicals, standing out for her idiosyncratic laughter and outsize personality in Hollywood Hotel (1937). She also made an impression as Dora Stanley, in Universal's Mystery of the White Room (1939). Read more... likes of western sidekick Fuzzy Knight, Mabel returned to radio. By the 40's, she was working with Jackie Gleason and co-starred in Morey Amsterdam's "The Laugh N' Swing Club" (she was married to Amsterdam around that time). Mabel headlined with a USO show during the Second World War, before drifting from the scene. She seemed to have left show business altogether by 1946 and was last heard of four years later, when it was reported that she had divorced her second husband because he had beaten her with a shoe. The newspaper headlines caustically quipped: "Got the Boot", and, "Too Much Sole".