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Christine Cavanaugh (August 16, 1963-December 22, 2014) was an American voice actress who had a distinctive speaking style and provided the voice for a large range of cartoon characters. She was best known to Nickelodeon fans for voicing Chuckie Finster in the first seven seasons of Rugrats. In 2001, she retired from voice acting and moved to be closer to her family.

Cavanaugh was born on August 16, 1963 to Waldo E. Sandberg and Rheta Mason Sandberg. When she was 15, her "mamma" Margaret Sandberg passed away and was welcomed into the home of Kirt and Linda Johnson, which she considered her parents for the rest of her life. She graduated from Layton High School in 1981. Where she attended Utah State University, then attended University of Hawaii where would meet her future husband. After college she moved to California to pursue her acting career. Christine married Kevin James Cavanaugh in 1985; they would later divorce. With her acting career started in 1988, and her big break coming in 1991 when she brought Gosalyn Mallard from Darkwing Duck to life.

Besides her role as Chuckie, she was also known for voicing Oblina on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and portraying Mona on Salute Your Shorts. Cavanaugh voiced Chuckie in the first two films based on the series, The Rugrats Movie and Rugrats in Paris: The Movie.

Following Cavanaugh's retirement, Nancy Cartwright took over as Chuckie's voice for the remainder of the Rugrats series as well as both All Grown Up! and two direct-to-video Rugrats: Tales from the Crib films. However, Candi Milo voiced Chuckie in two Rugrats video games.

Cavanaugh passed away on December 22, 2014.[1] As a tribute, TeenNick ran a four-hour marathon of Rugrats episodes starring Chuckie on The '90s Are All That programming block on January 2, 2015.

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