Wednesday, July 26, 2017

June Foray Has Died



June Foray, the voice of “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show’s” Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame in the early 1960s and a key figure in the animation industry, died Thursday. She was 99.

Foray was also the voice behind Looney Tunes’ Witch Hazel, Nell from “Dudley Do-Right,” Granny in the “Tweety and Sylvester” cartoons and Cindy Lou Who in Chuck Jones’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” among hundreds of others.

The first lady of voice acting, one of the original members of animation organization ASIFA-Hollywood and founder of the annual Annie Awards, was also instrumental in the creation of the Oscars’ animated feature category.

A documentary about her life, “The One and Only June Foray,” was produced in 2013.

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[…] June Foray, the voice of “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show’s” Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame in the early 1960s and a key figure in the animation industry, died Thursday. She was 99. Foray was also the voice behind Looney Tunes’ Witch Hazel, Nell from “Dudley Do-Right,” Granny in the “Tweety and Sylvester” cartoons and Cindy Lou Who in Chuck Jones’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” among hundreds of others. The first lady of voice acting, one of the original members of animation organization ASIFA-Hollywood and founder of the annual Annie Awards, was also instrumental in the creation of the Oscars’ animated feature category. A documentary about her life, “The One and Only June Foray,” was produced in 2013. The post June Foray Has Died appeared first on CRAZY DAYS AND NIGHTS. Source: June Foray Has Died […]

zerooptions said...

I'm a fan of everyone of the animations mentioned.
Godspeed Ms. Foray

sd auntie said...

Grew up imitating Natasha voice anxd,used,io get a lot of laughs. Fractured fairy tables were the best! RIP

Mjm said...

RIP June, the female Mel Blanc.

Don't forget she also voiced Talky Tina in that Twilight Zone episode with Telly Savalas

I think she was one of the few voice actors left from Hollywood's golden age.

Mjm said...

Also, I think she was one of the few remaining people who were involved in radio's golden era. Janet Waldo,
Bob Elliott and Stan Freberg passed away not too long ago. Who's left? I can think of Betty White, Rose Marie and Norman Lloyd for starters.

just sayin\' said...

aw, no idea all of those characters were done by one person, much less a woman. this makes me sad but happy she made it to 99. she'll live forever in our hearts and on tv screens for generations to come.

sandybrook said...

RIP

SgH said...

Thank you for all of the laughs & smiles, for me and around the world. Rest In Peace, ma'am.