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Whiskey voice

People whose voices sound forever damaged by lots of alcohol.

Lindsay Lohan

Clint Eastwood

Russell Crowe

Christian Bale (is his because of alcohol? or is it natural?)

Courtney Love

by Anonymousreply 2911/30/2012

wow, i've never heard of such a thing, really? i know people who smoke may have a deeper, raspy voice but not this....

by Anonymousreply 111/26/2012

Is it anything like "whiskey dick?"

by Anonymousreply 211/26/2012

La Turner

by Anonymousreply 311/26/2012

Lucille Ball. She had such a high femmy voice in the early 50s and by the late 60s it sounded like her buddy John Wayne. Maybe it was a combination of too much cum swallowing and booze and cigarettes.

by Anonymousreply 411/26/2012

Rachael Ray.

by Anonymousreply 511/26/2012

Clint Eastwood is very conscious of his health and has never been known for drinking anything other than the occasional beer or glass of wine.

by Anonymousreply 611/26/2012

Lucille Ball, definitely. Her voice dropped several octaves from all the booze and unfiltered ciggies. In her later years her voice was deeper than some men's voices.

by Anonymousreply 711/26/2012

Eastwood doesn't have whiskey voice. It's always been raspy. He does emphasize it on screen and in some public appearances. His regular speaking voice is just fine.

by Anonymousreply 811/26/2012

Suzanne Pleshette

Elizabeth Ashley

by Anonymousreply 911/26/2012

Kathleen Turner, and she still slurs despite not having a drink in years.

by Anonymousreply 1011/26/2012

I'm as confused as R1. Smoking, yes, but how does booze affect the raspiness of one's voice? Does it have to be whiskey or can other hard alcohol do this? Do mixed drinks have the same effect as drinking it straight? What about beer or wine?

by Anonymousreply 1111/26/2012

[R4][R7] I agree that Lucy's voice dropped a lot and was likely, in part, a result of years of smoking and drinking.

BUT Lucy's voice on "I Love Lucy" was NOT her natural speaking voice. She purposely pushed her voice higher to sound younger and, thus, probably further damaged it.

by Anonymousreply 1211/26/2012

Mostly smoking I think.

by Anonymousreply 1311/26/2012

Rosemary Clooney

by Anonymousreply 1411/28/2012

Demi Moore but don't know the cause.

by Anonymousreply 1511/28/2012

Demi Moore wanted a classic whiskey voice when she was an up-and-coming actress to make her stand out more, so she screamed for hours into a pillow until she permanently damaged her vocal cords.

I am not making this up.

by Anonymousreply 1611/28/2012

Mercedes McCambridge.

by Anonymousreply 1711/28/2012

Demi's voice isn't nearly as raspy these days as it used to be. Watch St. Elmo's Fire and it sounds like she got a frog in her throat.

by Anonymousreply 1811/28/2012

Don't think Lilo's was from booze.

by Anonymousreply 1911/29/2012

And I'm not the Lucy troll, but at least one bio says she had nodes on her vocal cords and surgery to remove them, which added to the deterioration.

by Anonymousreply 2011/29/2012

La Stritch!

by Anonymousreply 2111/30/2012

Will Arnett, does he count?

by Anonymousreply 2211/30/2012

I'm Brenda Vaccaro, and I like that in a tampon!

by Anonymousreply 2311/30/2012

Luke Macfarlane ?

by Anonymousreply 2411/30/2012

No one mentioned Tom Waits???

by Anonymousreply 2511/30/2012

Jensen Ackles is working on it. And no, I'm not confusing him with his character Dean Winchester.

by Anonymousreply 2611/30/2012

Grayson Hall (of Dark Shadows fame). By the 60's-70's lots of older actresses had that rough, deep voice after decades of smoking.

by Anonymousreply 2711/30/2012

I think it's kind of sexy on a women, as long as it's not too pronounced.

by Anonymousreply 2811/30/2012

I agree R28 For example, Cherry Jones has a naturally smoky/whiskey-ish voice, but Lorraine Braco has a far more pronounced and husky voice which is somewhat annoying.

by Anonymousreply 2911/30/2012
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