Remembering June Foray, Legendary Voice Actress
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:
-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
Rocky and His Friends; The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
-Rocky J. Squirrel
The Dudley Do-Right Show (1959-1961)
The Twilight Zone (1963)
Tom and Jerry
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
-Cindy Lou Who
Raggedy Ann and Andy TV Shorts
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981-1983)
-Aunt May Parker
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
-Wheezy the weasel
The Smurfs (1981-1989)
Adeventures of the Gummi Bears (1985-1991)
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.