June Foray

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June Foray
June Foray 1952.JPG
Foray in 1952
Born June Lucille Forer
(1917-09-18)September 18, 1917
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died July 26, 2017(2017-07-26) (aged 99)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education Classical High School
Occupation Voice actress, actress
Years active 1930–2014
Notable work Rocky the Flying Squirrel. Natasha Fatale and Nell Fenwick, Cindy Lou Who, Granny from the Tweety Bird cartoons, Jokey Smurf, Magica De Spell, Grammi Gummi, and others
Board member of ASIFA-Hollywood
  • Bernard Barondess (m. 1941; div. 1953)
  • Hobart Donavan (m. 1955; his death 1976)

Daytime Emmy Awards
2012 Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
The Garfield Show

Annie Awards
1996 and 1997 Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production
Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries

June Lucille Foray (born June Lucille Forer; September 18, 1917 – July 26, 2017) was an American voice actress and actress. She was mostly known for making the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Granny in all of the Looney Tunes shows or movies.

She was also the voice of Cindy Lou Who, Jokey Smurf, Lucifer, and Witch Hazel. Foray was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award, Annie Award, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her voice work.

A well known voice artist, Foray helped create the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature during her years as a ASIFA-Hollywood member.[1]

Foray was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 18, 1917. She was educated at the Classical High School. She was married to Hobart Donovan from 1954 until his death in 1976,[2] they had no children.

On July 26, 2017, Foray died at a hospital in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest.[3] She was 99 years old.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "June Foray dies; voice actress behind Rocky the Flying Squirrel and scores of other characters". The Los Angeles Times. July 27, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  2. "June Foray". FilmReference.com. Archived from the original on June 12, 2012. 
  3. Terry Wallace (July 27, 2017). "Obituaries June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dead at 99". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 27, 2017. 
  4. Flores, Terry (July 26, 2017). "June Foray, Voice of 'Bullwinkle Show's' Natasha and Rocky, Dies at 99". Variety. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 

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