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June Foray (September 18, 1917 – July 26, 2017) was an American voice actress who had worked for most of the studios which produced animated films since the 1940s. Her notable film work includes Cinderella and Mulan.

Foray was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, where her voice was first broadcast in a local radio drama when she was 12 years of age; by age of 15 she was doing regular radio voice work. Two years later she moved to Los Angeles, California, and soon became a popular voice actress on radio there, including on the national programs of Jimmy Durante and Danny Thomas. In the 1940s, she began film work as well, including a few appearances acting in live-action movies, but mostly doing voice overs for animated cartoons.

For Walt Disney, she played Lucifer the Cat in the feature film Cinderella; she did a variety of voices in Walter Lantz's Woody Woodpecker cartoons; for Warner Bros. Cartoons she was Granny, owner of Tweety and Sylvester (whom she has played, on and off, since 1943), and, memorably, a series of witches including Witch Hazel for Chuck Jones. She appeared on The Smurfs (as Jokey Smurf and Mother Nature), George of the Jungle, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas; she was the voice of the original "Chatty Cathy" doll (coincidently, she was the voice of the "Talking Tina" doll in The Twilight Zone episode, "The Living Doll"), and is a voice on the Disney attraction "Pirates of the Caribbean" as the wife of the man getting dunked ("Don't tell him, Carlos!").

Foray also has done extensive voice acting for Stan Freberg.

She also voiced Magica De Spell and Ma Beagle in the televised cartoon DuckTales. She even voiced Grammi Gummi on Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears.

She was the last surviving major classic cartoon voice artist. She remains active to this day, with roles in recent animated films, such as Mulan (as Grandmother Fa) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action.

Chuck Jones is reported to have said, "June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc. Mel Blanc was the male June Foray."

June Foray has recently become a contributor to ASIFA-Hollywood's animation archives|ASIFA-Hollywood's Animation Archive Project.

DeathEdit

On July 26, 2017, Foray's friend, Dave Nimitz, reported that Foray had died earlier in the day at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 99.

FilmographyEdit

RadioEdit

Year Title Role Notes
Circa 1937–1939 Lady Make Believe Host She also wrote the episodes
1944–1952 The Buster Brown Program Midnight the Cat, Old Grandie
1945–1947 Smile Time Various characters
1946 Cavalcade of America Mary Anne Clark "Danger: Women at Work"
1946 Let George Do It Mrs. Hutchinson "Cousin Jeff and the Pigs"
1946; 1948–1950 The Lux Radio Theatre Additional voices "Coney Island Repeat"
"Mother Wore Tights"
"Wabash Avenue"
1947 The Life of Riley Secretary "Riley Enrolls at Pip Instead of UCLA"
1947–1950 The Jimmy Durante Show Various characters
1948 NBC University Theatre Cunégonde "Candide"
1949 Command Performance The Granny
1949 Screen Directors Playhouse Mother Zombie "The Ghost Breakers"
1950 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe Stewardess, Receptionist "The Last Wish"
1952 Amos 'n' Andy Chiquita "Leroy's Oil Stock"
1954 Rocky Fortune Linda, Miss Fabian "The Museum Murder"
1954 Our Miss Brooks Mrs. Thundercloud "Bartering With Chief Thundercloud"
1956–1957 CBS Radio Workshop Amy Lesley, Convention Secretary, Edwina, Gladys Farley, Grocery Clerk, Listener #2, Rhoda Mae Flogg, Temperamental Actress, Vess Neff 4 episodes
1957 The Stan Freberg Show Various characters
1979 Sears Radio Theater Spanish Lady on the Street "Voodoo Lady"
2007 Adventures in Odyssey Madge "The Other Side of the Glass Part 1"

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1943 The Egg Cracker Suite Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Voice role
Universal Short
The Unbearable Bear Sleepwalking Wife Bear Voice role
Merrie Melodies Short
1946 The Lonesome Stranger Little Orphan Fanny Voice role
Live action short
Bacall to Arms Laurie Be-Cool, Mother in Law Voice role
Merrie Melodies Short
1950 Cinderella Lucifer the Cat
1951 Get Rich Quick Mrs. Geef, Additional voices Goofy short
Car of Tomorrow Fashion Car announcer, Talking Turn Signal MGM short
1952 Trick or Treat Witch Hazel Donald Duck short
1952 Lambert the Sheepish Lion Mrs. Sheep
1952 How to Be a Detective The Dame Goofy short
1952 One Cab's Family Mary, Nurse MGM short
1953 Little Johnny Jet Mary MGM short
1953 Peter Pan Squaw She also served as the model for one of the mermaids
1953 Father's Day Off Goofy Jr. Goofy short
1953 Father's Week-end Mrs. Geef Goofy short
1954 Pet Peeve Joan Tom and Jerry short
uncredited
1954 The Farm of Tomorrow Hen, Female announcer MGM short
1955 Mouse for Sale Joan Tom and Jerry short
1955 Red Riding Hoodwinked Red Riding Hood's Grandmother, Red Riding Hood Sylvester and Tweety short
1955 This Is a Life? Granny Bugs Bunny short
1956 The Flying Sorceress Joan, Witch Tom and Jerry short
1956 Broom-Stick Bunny Witch Hazel Bugs Bunny short
1956 Tweet and Sour Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1956 Get Lost Knothead and Splinter Woody Woodpecker short
1956 Tugboat Granny Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1956 Rocket-bye Baby Martha Wilbur, Old Lady, P.A. voice Merrie Melodies short
1956 Deduce, You Say Alfie's Girlfriend, The Shropshire Slasher's Mother Daffy Duck short
1957 Red Riding Hoodlum Knothead and Splinter Woody Woodpecker short
1957 International Woodpecker Knothead and Splinter Woody Woodpecker short
1957 Boston Quackie Mary Daffy Duck short
uncredited
1957 Mucho Mouse Joan Tom and Jerry short
1957 Greedy for Tweety Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1957 Rabbit Romeo Millicent Bugs Bunny short
uncredited
1957 The Snow Queen Court Raven, Old robber, Old Fairy 1959 English dub
1957 Tom's Photo Finish Joan Tom and Jerry short
1957 The Unbearable Salesman Knothead and Splinter Woody Woodpecker short
1958 Don't Axe Me Elmer Fudd's Wife Daffy Duck short
1958 Hare-Less Wolf Charles Wolf's Wife Bugs Bunny short
1958 A Pizza Tweety Pie Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1958 The Vanishing Duck Joan Tom and Jerry short
1958 A Bird in a Bonnet Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1959 Apes of Wrath Mama Ape Bugs Bunny short
1959 A Broken Leghorn Miss Prissy Foghorn Leghorn short
1959 China Jones Dragon Lady Daffy Duck short
uncredited
1959 A Witch's Tangled Hare Witch Hazel Bugs Bunny short
1959 Loopy De Loop Red Riding Hood, Grandma "Wolf Hounded"
1959 Goldimouse and the Three Cats Narrator, Mother Cat, Goldimouse uncredited
1960 Trip for Tat Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1961 The Last Hungry Cat Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
uncredited
1962 Quackodile Tears Daffy Duck's Wife uncredited
1962 Honey's Money The Wealthy Widow Yosemite Sam short
1962 The Jet Cage Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1964 Hawaiian Aye Aye Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1965 Of Feline Bondage Jerry's Fairy Godmother Tom and Jerry short
1965 The Year of the Mouse Second Mouse Tom and Jerry short
1966 A-Haunting We Will Go Witch Hazel Daffy Duck short
1966 The Man Called Flintstone Tanya
1970 The Phantom Tollbooth Faintly Macabre the Witch, Princess of Pure Reason, Voice of Ralph
1975 Jaws Michael Brody, Sean Brody ADR work
1981 Time Bandits Melina
1981 The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie Granny
1982 Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales Granny / Mother Gorilla / Goldimouse / Mrs. Sylvester / Jack's Mother
1983 Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island Granny, Miss Prissy, Sylvester's wife
1983 The Smurfic Games Jokey Smurf TV movie
1984 Strong Kids, Safe Kids Jokey Smurf Video Documentary Short
1987 Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers Poor Old Witch TV movie
1987 Daws Butler: Voice Magician Herself
1987 DTV Monster Hits Hazel the Witch, Colleen TV movie
1988 Tex Avery, the King of Cartoons Herself TV movie Documentary
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Wheezy, Lena Hyena
1988 Daffy Duck's Quackbusters Uncredited
1989 Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Librarian 1992 English dub
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Mrs. Featherby
1990 Of Moose and Men: The Rocky & Bullwinkle Story Herself / Rocky TV movie
1991 Problem Child 2 Voice of puppet Live-action film
1992 Adventures in Odyssey: A Fine Feathered Frenzy Evelynn Harcourt Video
1992 The Magical World of Chuck Jones Herself Documentary
1992 Boris and Natasha: The Movie Autograph Woman TV movie
1993 I Yabba-Dabba Do! Additional voices TV movie
1994 Thumbelina Queen Tabitha
1992 Adventures in Odyssey: Electric Christmas Evelynn Harcourt Video
1996 Space Jam Granny, Witch Hazel
1998 Mulan Grandmother Fa
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Rocky J. Squirrel, Animated Natasha Fatale, The Narrator's Mother Voice role

Live-action/animated film

2000 Tweety's High-Flying Adventure Granny Direct-to-video film
2003 Looney Tunes Back in Action Granny Live-action/animated film
2003 Baby Looney Tunes' Eggs-traordinary Adventure Granny Video
2003 Looney Tunes: Reality Check Granny Video
2003 Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction Granny / Witch Hazel Video
2003 Irreverent Imagination: The Golden Age of the Looney Tunes Herself Video Documentary
2003–2006 Behind the Tunes Herself Video Documentary Shorts: Short Fuse Shootout: The Small Tale of Yosemite Sam / Putty Problems and Canary Rows / Blanc Expressions / A Hunting We Will Go – Chuck Jones' Wabbit Season Twilogy / Wild Lines – The Art of Voice Acting
2004 Mulan II Grandmother Fa Direct-to-video film
2005 Corpse Bride Flora Voice role
2006 The Legend of Sasquatch Momma Sasquach
2006 Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Granny as The Ghost of Christmas Past Direct-to-video film
2008 Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices Herself Video Documentary
2008 I Smurf the Smurfs! Herself / Jokey Smurf Video Documentary Short
2011 I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat Granny Theatrical Short
2013 I Know That Voice Herself Documentary
2013 The One and Only June Foray Herself Documentary
2014 Rocky and Bullwinkle Rocky, Fearless Leader's Mother Direct-to-video short. Planned for Theatrical Release along with Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Live actionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1954 Sabaka Marku Ponjoy, The High Priestess of Sabaka Live-action film
1954 The Ray Milland Show Myrna episode: Fashion Model
1954 Meet Mr. McNutley Myrna "Fashion Model"
1955–1956 The Johnny Carson Show Various characters
1966 Death of a Salesman Jenny TV adaptation
1966 Bewitched Diaper Dan Baby / Baby Gladys Kravitz / Baby Darrin Stephens 2 episodes
1967 Green Acres Carmelita "Don't Count Your Tomatoes Before They're Picked"
1969 The Brady Bunch Sandra episode: A Clubhouse Is Not a Home
1969–1970 Get Smart Impostor 99's 'real' voice / Bus Station Announcer Voice / Doll 3 episodes
1974 Little House on the Prairie Girls Voices in Play episode: Ma's Holiday
1984 The Duck Factory Herself "The Annies"
2000 Great Performances Herself episode: Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1957 The Woody Woodpecker Show Splinter / Knothead
1959 The Huckleberry Hound Show Mom "Bear on a Picnic" (Yogi Bear segment)
1959–1964 The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (aggregated title) Rocky J. Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, Nell Fenwick, Additional Characters Original titles: "Rocky and His Friends", "The Bullwinkle Show"
1959–1960; 1971–1972 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Radio Voices, Grandma Duck, Queen, Ma Beagle, Daisy Duck, additional voices "Duck Flies Coop"
"This Is Your Life Donald Duck"
"Disney on Parade"
"Dad, Can I Borrow the Car"
1959 The Flintstones Betty Rubble Flintstones pilot The Flagstones (uncredited)
1960–1961 Mister Magoo Mother Magoo
1960–1962 The Bugs Bunny Show Granny / Witch Hazel
1961 The Yogi Bear Show
1961–1962 The Alvin Show Daisy Bell, Reporter, Additional voices
1961–1962 Calvin and the Colonel Woman, Thief, Nancy, Chiquita, Operator "The Television Job"
"Cloakroom"
"Calvin's Glamour Girl"
"Nephew Newton's Fortune"
1963 Fractured Flickers Various characters
1963 Beetle Bailey Bunny / WAC Soldiers
1963 Krazy Kat Krazy Kat / Mrs. Kwak-Kwak
1963 The Twilight Zone Talky Tina "Living Doll"
uncredited
1963–1964 The Flintstones Grandma Dynamite, Peaches, Nurse #1, Nurse #2, Granny Hatrock, Secretary, Dinosaur #2, Monkey "Foxy Grandma"
"The Dress Rehearsal"
"The Bedrock Hillbillies"
1964 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo
1965–1970 DoDo, The Kid from Outer Space How, Why
1966 The Road Runner Show Various Characters
1966 Dr, Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cindy Lou Who TV special
1966–1969 The Super 6 Bubbles
1967 Lost in Space Gundermar Voice
"The Questing Beast" Uncredited
1967 Birdman and the Galaxy Trio Medusa "The Empress of Evil"
1967 George of the Jungle Ursula, Marigold
1967–1968 Off to See the Wizard Dorothy Gale, Wicked Witch of the West
1968 The Inspector Edna, Melody Mercurochrome "Le Ball and Chain Gang", "French Freud"
1968 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour various characters
1968 The Little Drummer Boy Aaron's Mother TV special
1968 Mouse on the Mayflower TV special
1969 The Pink Panther Show additional voices episode: Pinto Pink/Le Pig-al Patrol/In The Pink
1969 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Gypsy Fortune Teller "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts"
1969 The Pogo Special Birthday Special Pogo, Hepzibah TV special
1969 Frosty the Snowman Teacher, Karen, Additional voices TV short
1969-1970 The Dudley Do-Right Show Nell Fenwick, Additional voices TV Series
1970 Horton Hears a Who! Jane Kangaroo, Mother Who, Baby Who, Additional voices TV short
1972 The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't TV special
1974 These Are the Days
1975 Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Nagaina the Cobra, Teddy's Mom, Darzee's Wife TV special
1975 The Hoober-Bloob Highway Additional voices TV special
1975 The White Seal Mackah TV special
1976 Mowgli's Brothers Mother Wolf TV special
1976 The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show Various Characters
1976 The Sylvester & Tweety Show Various Characters
1977 Bugs Bunny's Easter Special Granny TV special
1978 Fabulous Funnies Broom-Hilda, Oola, Hans, Additional voices
1978 Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special Witch Hazel TV short
1978 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show Various Characters
1978 Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Great Santa Claus Caper Raggedy Ann and Comet TV special
1979 Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile Raggedy Ann, Aunt Agatha, Neighbor Credited as Mrs. Hobart Donavan for Aunt Agatha
1979 Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales Mrs. Claus, Clyde Bunny TV special
1979 Bugs Bunny's Valentine Special Additional voices TV special
1979 Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet Millicent / Attractive Rabbit TV special
1979 The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special Granny
1980–1982 Heathcliff Grandma, Sonja, Crazy Shirley, Iggy, Marcy, Muggsy, Princess
1981 Faeries Hag TV special
1981–1983 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Aunt May Parker, Crime Computer, Judy
1981 A Chipmunk Christmas Mrs. Waterford / Mrs. Claus TV special
1981–1989 The Smurfs Jokey Smurf, Mother Nature, Additional voices
1982 The Incredible Hulk Additional Voices
1982 My Smurfy Valentine TV special
1982 The Smurfs Springtime Special Jokey Smurf / Mother Nature TV special
1982 The Adventures of Curious George Narrator
1982 The Smurfs Christmas Special Jokey Smurf TV special
1983–1984 Alvin and the Chipmunks Additional Voices
1985 Pound Puppies Mother Superior, Old Woman TV special
1985 The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour Various characters
1985 A Chipmunk Reunion Vinny Uncredited
1985 The Jetsons Lady at Gas Station, Telephone Operator "Little Bundle of Trouble"
1985–1991 Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears Grammi Gummi, Dragon, Additional voices
1986 The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show Various characters
1986–1987 Teen Wolf Grandma Howard, Mrs. Seslick
1986–1988 Foofur Additional voices
1987 Tis The Season to Be Smurfy Jokey Smurf TV special
1987–1988 The Flintstone Kids Grandma Cavemom 3 episodes
1987–1990 DuckTales Ma Beagle / Magica De Spell / Mrs. Featherb / additional voices
1988 Denver, the Last Dinosaur Bertha
1988 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Constance McSnack "Wanted Cheddar Alive"
1989 Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters Mrs. Dweeb 2 episodes
1990 Tom and Jerry Kids Show Witch "Doom Manor"
1990 The Simpsons Happy Little Elf, Rubber Baby Buggy Bumper Babysitting Service Receptionist "Some Enchanted Evening"
1990–1991 Tiny Toon Adventures Granny
1990–1993 Garfield and Friends Various characters
1991 Garfield Gets a Life Mona, Librarian TV special
1991 Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes Additional voices TV special
1991 Married... with Children Voice of Scary Mary Episode "God's Shoes"
1992 The Plucky Duck Show Granny
1993 All-New Dennis the Menace Martha Wilson
1993 Rugrats Blocky, Svetlana the Spy "Sour Pickles"
1993 2 Stupid Dogs Red Riding Hood's Grandmother 2 episodes
1993 Bonkers Ma Barker "Calling All Cars"
1995 Weird Science Baby Ruth, Tammy Voice role
Live-action television series
1995 Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery Witch Hazel TV special
1995–2000 Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries Granny, Witch Hazel Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production (1996–1997)
1996 Cave Kids Rat "Soap Bubble Dreams"
1996 The Bugs n' Daffy Show Various Characters
2001 Family Guy Rocky J. Squirrel "The Thin White Line"
2001–2006 Baby Looney Tunes Granny
2005 The Powerpuff Girls Madame Argentina "I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future"
2005 Duck Dodgers Lezah the Wicked "M.M.O.R.P.D."
2009 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Ruth, Kid, Kelly, Kelly's Mother, K'nuckles' Kindergarten Teacher "Bubbie's Tummy Ache"
"Flapjack Goes to a Party"
2011 The Garfield Show Mrs. Cauldron, Additional voices Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program (2012)
2011–2014 The Looney Tunes Show Granny

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
1997 Lego Island Mama Brickolini, Polly Gone, Parrot
1998 Rocky and Bullwinkle's Know-It-All Quiz Game Rocky, Natasha Fatale, Nell Fenwick[1]
1998 Mulan Animated Storybook Grandmother Fa[1]
1999 Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time Granny, Witch Hazel
2000 Donald Duck Going Quackers Magica De Spell
2000 Looney Tunes: Space Race Granny
2000 Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters Granny
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Granny
2008 Disney Think Fast Magica De Spell
2013 DuckTales: Remastered Magica De Spell

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