The voice of Bambi celebrates 84 years of life

Local News

Donnie Dunagan who many may remember as the voice of the title character in the iconic Disney classic, Bambi turns 84 today, August 16, 2018, a special occasion in the Dunagan household.

Dunagan, who also had a distinguished military career that includes having been the youngest marine corps drill sergeant and who is in good health despite having received several purple hearts and recently taking the upper hand in a battle with cancer, shared a little bit about the final film he worked on before moving on from Hollywood.

In an at length interview with KLST and KSAN News, Dunagan recounted much of his varied and exciting life. In addition to voice acting the part of Bambi, Dunagan was also the facial expression model for the rambunctious fawn that has been part of so many childhoods for over two generations now.

Now, at 84, Dunagan uses his fame to help community causes in San Angelo and beyond as a member of the Lions Club, and formerly as a volunteer with the Salvation Army. It is worth noting that Dunagan, already distinguished for his military and acting careers, also holds a PhD in mathematical physics from Oxford, as well as two degrees in engineering from universities in Vermont and Virginia.

Watch the full interview [CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW]:

More Stories for you

• Concho Valley This Morning Update (August 17, 2018)
In your Friday morning update, get the details on a assault sentencing, plus a special transfer agreement between the…

• Tips To Conserve Water For Landscape Irrigation
“The key is deep but infrequently.” At least that is what County Extension Agent Horticulture of Tom Green County,…

• Safer Schools: Texas considers more centers to monitor student social media
AUSTIN — Both Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Senate committee tasked with studying school safety have recommended…

• Safer Schools: Telemedicine trend spills into schools
AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Electronic communication is taking trips to the doctor to a new level, and soon telemedicine could b…

• Bees, berries: How the Ohio man survived on Mt. St. Helens
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Matthew Matheny spent nearly a week on Mount St. Helens with hardly any food and water. He w…

• Concho Valley This Morning Update (August 16, 2018)
In your Thursday morning update, learn about the suspect identification in a homicide case, plus arrests in a recent…

• Undisputed “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin has died
DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Thin…

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Current status of COVID-19 testing in San Angelo