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June Foray, RIP.

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  1. jiminks

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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/

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    One of the great ones!

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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.

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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.

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    "Rusdian wiman"? Little early for day drinking, isn't it?

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    Fixed. Fat fingers on a little phone.

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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!

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    "Wimmin" was missing an "m"!

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

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    Natasha, that was always a unique character.

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    Word. In my youth, I probably listened to her voice more than my own mother's.

    Goodnight, Natasha.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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    I used to read credits until the advent of IMDB.

    And may she r.i.p..

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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.

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    Granny who owned Tweety Bird

    Must have been one of the very few from the Warner Bros cartoons not done by Mel Blanc.

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    Must have been one of the very few from the Warner Bros cartoons not done by Mel Blanc.

    She voiced a number of the female characters.

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    Also Betty Rubble if I'm not mistaken.

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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.

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    What a talent; what an impact. It's like losing a piece of our childhood.

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    It feels good to hear people our age get all nostalgic over these cartoons and voices and the person who brought them to life.

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    What a delightfully talented woman! Need proof? Here's just a smattering:

    The Voices of June Foray

    Rocky & Bullwinkle Voice Recording Outtakes

    May she rest in peace.

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    For more on June Foray, here's my buddy Mark Evanier's latest blog entry. And scroll down and read "Tales of My Mother #10" for a great story involving June Foray. In fact, if you search through Mark's forum, you'll see a lot more posts about June as well as many other of your favorite cartoon voices and TV actors. Friend or no friend, Mark has one of the best sites on the internet.

    http://www.newsfromme.com/

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    They don't make em like they used to. RIP Mrs. Foray.

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    June Foray was fabulously talented. She was seemingly on every cartoon show from my youth. Sad today's youth have no time for such as her. R.I.P.

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