June Foray

American voice actress (1917-2017)

June Foray (born June Lucille Forer; September 18, 1917 – July 26, 2017) was an American television, stage, radio, movie, and voice 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.

Foray in 1952

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

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.[1] They had no children.

Foray helped create the Best Animated Feature category of the Academy Awards.[2]

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

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  1. "June Foray". FilmReference.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  2. June Foray, Voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Dies at 99
  3. Terry Wallace (July 27, 2017). "Obituaries June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dead at 99". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. 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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