Saturday, July 08, 2017

Speaking of hundred-year-olds

It occurred to me that June Foray, cartoon voice actor extraordinaire, will be turning 100 on September 18th this year, and still going strong. Here's Hazel the witch in 1952 - possibly the secret to a long life is to specialise in voicing old ladies (and witches) in your youth.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hadn't realized she was quite that old, but have always wanted to ask her whether she felt her perspective on 'Granny' from Looney Tunes has changed as she's gotten older. She'll never be a flying squirrel, for example, but I'd be curious to hear how being a real elderly woman has influenced that role...

Zoomy said...

That would be fascinating to know! Her 'Granny' voice really hasn't changed much over the decades, I wouldn't be surprised if she still thinks of it as the voice of someone much older than herself - once you start thinking like that, it's hard to stop... :)