Today we wish to salute June Foray, otherwise known as the Cartoon Queen! Miss Foray turns 96 today, September 18, and was just honored September 15 by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with the Governor’s Award at the Emmys ceremony at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Cited as “the last living member of ‘The Great Ones’, voice actors of animation’s Golden Era” on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), Foray has been in the field for over 80 years, having entered into the profession at the tender age of 12.
Here are just a few of the animated characters Miss Foray is remembered for: Witch Hazel (Looney Tunes), Cindy Lou Who (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Lucifer (Disney’s Cinderella), and (over at the Jay Ward Productions) Foray is best remembered for Natasha Fatale (of Boris and Natasha fame) and Rocket J. Squirrel (Rocky & Bullwinkle.)
Happy Birthday, June Foray—and thank you for all of those wonderful animated memories!