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Also Known As: Died:
Born: September 18, 1917 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Profession: voice actor, writer, producer

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Along with Mel Blanc, June Foray possesses one of the most recognizable voices in animation history and has worked with some of the top talents of the medium in both film and television. Her frequent collaborator, director/animator Chuck Jones, once corrected a journalist when Foray was referred to as the female Mel Blanc, who also worked extensively for Jones. ¿June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc,¿ Jones said. ¿Mel Blanc was the male June Foray.¿ Working for Jones at Warner Brothers, Foray voiced the characters Granny and Witch Hazel. At Disney, she is probably best known for voicing the character of Lucifer the cat in the animated feature "Cinderella," Grandmother Fa in "Mulan," and the mermaids in "Peter Pan." Her best known roles, though, are arguably Rocky Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, and Nell Fenwick for Jay Ward¿s "The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show." Foray also worked for Hannah-Barbera on the shows "The Flintstones," "Scooby-Doo," "Tom and Jerry" (during the Chuck Jones era), and "The Jetsons." As well as her numerous voiceover work for animated shorts and features, Foray has also dabbled in live-action television and film. Her most known contribution is arguably her work supplying Talky Tina¿s...

Along with Mel Blanc, June Foray possesses one of the most recognizable voices in animation history and has worked with some of the top talents of the medium in both film and television. Her frequent collaborator, director/animator Chuck Jones, once corrected a journalist when Foray was referred to as the female Mel Blanc, who also worked extensively for Jones. ¿June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc,¿ Jones said. ¿Mel Blanc was the male June Foray.¿ Working for Jones at Warner Brothers, Foray voiced the characters Granny and Witch Hazel. At Disney, she is probably best known for voicing the character of Lucifer the cat in the animated feature "Cinderella," Grandmother Fa in "Mulan," and the mermaids in "Peter Pan." Her best known roles, though, are arguably Rocky Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, and Nell Fenwick for Jay Ward¿s "The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show." Foray also worked for Hannah-Barbera on the shows "The Flintstones," "Scooby-Doo," "Tom and Jerry" (during the Chuck Jones era), and "The Jetsons." As well as her numerous voiceover work for animated shorts and features, Foray has also dabbled in live-action television and film. Her most known contribution is arguably her work supplying Talky Tina¿s increasingly disturbing toy doll voice in the classic "The Twilight Zone" episode ¿Living Doll.¿

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) Voice Of Granny
2.
 Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The (2000) Voice Of Rocky The Squirrel
3.
 Tweety's High-Flying Adventure (2000) Voice Of Granny
5.
 MULAN (1998) Voice Of Grandmother Fa
6.
 Space Jam (1996) Voice Of Granny
7.
 Thumbelina (1994) Voice Of Queen Tabitha
8.
 I Yabba Dabba Do (1993) Voice
9.
 Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992) Voice Of Librarian
10.
 Boris and Natasha (1992) Autograph Woman
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Moved with family to L.A. in the 1930s
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Began work on radio programs like "Sherlock Holmes" and "Lux Radio Theatre"
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Hired by Capitol Records as a recording artist on children's albums and comedy records with Stan Freberg
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Hired by Walt Disney as a voice performer
1950:
Provided voice of Lucifer the Cat in "Cinderella"
1953:
Voiced an Indian Squaw in "Peter Pan"
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Began voicing characters for Warner Bros. shorts
1959:
Began providing the vocals for Rocky the Flying Squirrel in the TV series "Rocky and His Friends"
1960:
Voiced Granny and Witch Hazel as well as other characters in "The Bugs Bunny Show"
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Reprised Rocky for "The Bullwinkle Show"
1966:
Had rare dramatic role in the TV adaptation of "Death of a Salesman"
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Voiced Ursula in "George of the Jungle" (ABC)
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Provided the vocals for Nell in "Dudley Do-Right Show" (ABC)
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Voiced one of "The Smurfs" (NBC)
1992:
Acted in the live-action "Boris and Natasha"
2000:
Reprised Rocky for the live-action/animated "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"
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husband:
Hobart Donovan. Married from 1954 until his death in 1976.

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