Mary Kay Bergman’s idols were Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner, Tracey Ullman and Lucille Ball. She wanted to be like those funny women.
Mary Kay became a voice actress. At different times, she provided the voice for Daphne on “Scooby-Doo”, Timmy on “The Fairly Odd-Parents“, Ariel’s sister in “The Little Mermaid” cartoon series and the modern Snow White. She was also the yodeling voice of Jessie in “Toy Story 2” and the voice of “Jay Jay the Jet Plane”. She sang on Weird Al’s “Pretty Fly for a Rabbi”. But, she is most famous for voicing most of the female characters on “South Park”. However, due to her association with more child-friendly shows, she was credited as “Shannon Cassidy”. In addition, her voice was featured in over 400 commercials.
On November 11, 1999, Mary Kay’s husband and fellow voice actor Dino Andrade, along with a friend, arrived at their West Hollywood apartment. They found Mary Kay dead, with a 12-gauge shotgun pointed at her forehead, just above her nose. She had shot herself. A suicide note revealed a secret lifetime battle with depression.