Kathleen Freeman (February 17, 1919 - August 23, 2001) was an American actress, voice actress and stage actress. She is best known for her roles as Effie Ferguson in House By the River, Phoebe in Once a Thief, Phoebe Dinsmore in Singin' in the Rain, Elder #1 in FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Muriel in Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Result and several others.
She provides the voice of Carl and Hoodsey's elementary school teacher, Mrs. Gordon. The episode No Hope for Courtney was dedicated to her memory after she passed away from her battle with lung cancer. In addition, the end credits of the episode were played with no music to honor her memory.