Thursday, July 27, 2017

June Foray Passed Away!

June Foray who voiced Rocky from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show passed away.
The entertainment world lost a legend in television and radio. Voice actress June Foray has passed away at the age of 99.

June was best known for playing Rocky the Flying Squirrel on the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show.

Many in the animation industry confirm the news on social media today.

Foray not only voiced hundreds of characters in film, TV, radio and the internet but she was a founder of the International Animated Film Society and the Annie Awards.

A few months shy of her 100th birthday. She was born on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts. She was known legally as June Lucille Forer.

Her first role in the entertainment industry was a local radio broadcast at the young age of 12. By the age of 15, she's done voice work.

Besides playing Rocky (Rocket J. Squirrel), she also had to role of Natasha Fatale, the inept spy who always tried to foil Bullwinkle's plans. She also voice Witch Hazel and Granny in the Warner Bros. animated shorts.

On Disney, she voiced in Ducktales as Magica De Spell, Ma Beagle and others. She also voiced in The Adventure of the Gummi Bears and Bonkers.

She also voiced Cindy Lou in the Chuck Jones adaptation of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

June was a part of my morning and afternoons. And of course, Saturday Mornings. Before we had all that Litton garbage, we had Saturday Morning Cartoons. June Foray kept you entertained during my childhood.

She will be greatly missed.

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