If you don't recognize the name "June Foray" you might recognize her for some of the hundreds of voices she's given to your childhood over the past 70 years.

 

June Foray passed away yesterday at the age of 99. She had an amazing life and an equally as amazing career. She was a voice actress of many talents and paved the way for future voice actresses today like Tara Strong, Nancy Cartwright, Grey DeLisle, Cree Summer, and so many others.

 

This woman voiced not only my childhood, but my parents, and even my grandparents. She voiced 3 generations and had an impact on all of them.

 

Here are just SOME of the characters she brought to life with her voice:

 

Cinderella (1950)
-Lucifer the cat

 

Tweety Bird and Sylvester cartoons; The Bugs Bunny Show; Tiny Toon Adeventures; Space Jam; The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries; Looney Tunes: Back in Action; The Looney Tunes Show
-Granny

 

 

Rocky and His Friends; The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
-Rocky J. Squirrel
-Natasha Fatale

 

 

The Dudley Do-Right Show (1959-1961)
-Nell Fenwick

 

The Twilight Zone (1963)
-Talky Tina

 

 

Tom and Jerry
-Tom
-Jerry

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
-Cindy Lou Who

 

Raggedy Ann and Andy TV Shorts
-Raggedy Ann

 

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981-1983)
-Aunt May Parker

 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
-Wheezy the weasel
-Lena Hyena

 

 

The Smurfs (1981-1989)
-Jokey Smurf

 

DuckTales (1987-1990)
-Ma Beagle
-Mrs. Featherby

 

Adeventures of the Gummi Bears (1985-1991)
-Grammi Gummi

 

Thumbelina (1994)
-Queen Tabitha

 

Mulan (1998)
-Grandmother Fa

 

 

 

June Foray was an inspiration to a lot of people, especially me. I got into radio because I was interested in voice acting. And with influences like June Foray getting me through my childhood, it's no wonder. I mean, she spent her whole life doing voices for Warner Bros, Disney, and Saturday morning cartoons. What kid WOULDN'T think that's a dream job??

 

So, here's to you, June! You'll be missed, but with your voice acting resume, you will never ever be forgotten.