Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Janet Waldo Passed Away!

Voice actress Janet Waldo

The animation community is mourning the loss a great talent. Janet Waldo, the voice behind The Jetsons' oldest daughter Judy has passed away after having being diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.

She passed away on Sunday at the age of 96.

Janet was born in Washington in 1920. She was given her an uncredited role at age 18. She participated in the 1938 movie Coconut Grove.

She also had time on the radio dial doing voice overs for commercials and television.

She appeared on I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show and Get Smart. Janet's breakout role was the Hanna-Barbera animated primetime sitcom The Jetsons.

She would do voice overs for the series from 1962 to 1963 and the revival in 1985 to 1987. Janet also lent her voice to the TV movie Rockin With Judy Jetson and the cult classic Jetsons: The Movie.

The Jetsons was an iconic television series. The characters George Jetson, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Astro the dog and Rosey The Robot Housekeeper.
Tiffany, the famed pop singer was trained to voice Judy. Janet had to finish the role of Jane Jetson.

Mind you that George O'Hanlon, Penny Singleton and Mel Blanc passed away long before the movie came out. Penny played Jane Jetson before her passing.

Aside from appearing on the future-set cartoon, she voiced the role of Josie, the lead of Josie and the Pussycats. She also played the damsel in distress Penelope Pitstop in the Wacky Races and Perils of Penelope Pitstop.

World News Today send our condolences to the family of Janet Waldo. She will be missed. Her iconic voice gave young girls inspiration.

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