June Foray, RIP.

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jiminks

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Aug 31, 2012
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Sad to hear of the passing of one of the greatest radio and cartoon voice actors in American history, June Foray. She would have been 100 years old in 54 days. RIP Rocket J. Squirrel, Granny who owned Tweety Bird, Nastasha Fatale, and thousands of other roles.
http://www.newsfromme.com/2017/07/26/june-foray-r-p/

 

chasingembers

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I just thumbed through her filmography. Wow, what a body of work! Even did the smurf that explains my sense of humor.


 

woodsroad

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Oct 10, 2013
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A great woman who brought us all great laughter, whether we knew her name or not. There's an interview with her on one of the Bullwinkle box sets, if you happen to have it. To this day, when I meet a Russian women, I sometimes ask them "Just say it...Moose and Squirrel"
EDIT: She also worked with Stan Freberg, most notably as Little Red Riding Hood.

 

aldecaker

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Just bustin' your stones. I'm the idiot that almost Googled it, thinking it was a term I'd never heard before!

 

bluegrasspipe

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What a talent, I listened to her voice countless times watching cartoons as a child. She will be missed.

 

prndl

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Apr 30, 2014
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Word. In my youth, I probably listened to her voice more than my own mother's.
Goodnight, Natasha.

 

sablebrush52

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June Foray was an amazing talent. The sheer range of voices she created is astonishing. Add to that that she was a very nice person. I met her several times while Warner Animation was still in Sherman Oaks. Always very upbeat! RIP, and thanks for sharing your gift.

 

phantomwolf

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I suddenly feel bad about how little attention I've payed to voice actors. Growing up, their voices were and to this day are as familiar as any family member's. From Donald Duck to Optimus Prime, there are a lot of talented people who made childhood great- June Foray among them.

 

woodsroad

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Jesse, you are so lucky to have met her. I imagine that she had all of these characters mapped out in her mind in full detail and could recall them at will.
I'm one of those crazy people who actually read credits, and remember her name from my childhood hours watching "Rocky and Bullwinkle".

 

mso489

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Rocket J. Squirrel was a fixture of my childhood. He just about brought me up. That piping little voice with all that energy and ironic spin. Few in cinema have ever handled a pun so deftly. 99 out of 100 is an A.

 

jiminks

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Betty Rubble was Bea Benaderet and then Gerry Johnson when Benaderet left to star in Petticoat Junction. Foray only did the pilot.