Mel Blanc

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Mel Blanc in 1959
Blanc in 1976

Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was a famous voice artist. Nicknamed The Man of a Thousand Voices, he is best known for his voices in Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera cartoons, among others.

Blanc was born on May 30, 1908 in San Francisco, California. He studied at Lincoln High School in San Francisco. He was married to Estelle Rosenbaum from 1933 until his death in 1989. He has a son, Noel Blanc. Blanc died on July 10, 1989 from a stroke and heart disease, aged 81.

The characters he voiced and the years he starting doing them[change | edit source]