Mel Blanc

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Mel Blanc

Blanc in 1976
Born Melvin Jerome Blanc
May 30, 1908(1908-05-30)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died July 10, 1989(1989-07-10) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Heart disease
Nationality American
Other names "The Man of 1000 Voices"
Alma mater Lincoln High School
Occupation Voice actor, radio personality, comedian
Years active 1927 – 1989
Known for Looney Tunes
The Jack Benny Program
Spouse Estelle Rosenbaum
(m. 1933 – 1989; his death)
Children Noel Blanc

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor, radio personality and comedian. 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.

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