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September 15, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
In her eight decades in show business, June Foray has performed countless voices for film, TV, radio and toys. She's performed such iconic cartoon characters as Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Jokey Smurf and the cackling Witch Hazel for both Disney and Warner Bros., so it's not surprising that the 95-year-old voice actress will be honored with a Governors Award by the Television Academy Arts and Sciences at the Creative Arts Emmys this year. But what is surprising is that Foray won her very first Daytime Emmy just last year for voicing yet another witch on "The Garfield Show," making her not only a legend, but still a very active performer.
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September 16, 2013 | By Susan King
Linda Jones considered herself "incredibly lucky" to have had a father like Chuck Jones, the Oscar-winning animation director of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies fame. "He was probably the best father anybody could have," said Linda Jones, an only child. "His father had a difficult time being a father, and he vowed he would never impose that kind of difficulty and challenge on a child. " Her dad, she said, "was pretty much a 9 to 5 guy. He didn't bring his work home with him. " PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood That is until after he would finish one of the riotously funny 300 films he directed in his 60-plus year career starring such animated superstars as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.
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June 20, 1994 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The original giggling falsetto voice of Mickey Mouse was done by Walt Disney himself, and the mouse survived on the strength of Walt's imagination and pen, not his vocal cords. But most of the great and indelible cartoon characters of movies and television have had voices that matched the drawn personalities so exactly it's hard to believe that men and women at microphones had done their work before the paint ever hit the cels.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
In her eight decades in show business, June Foray has performed countless voices for film, TV, radio and toys. She's performed such iconic cartoon characters as Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Jokey Smurf and the cackling Witch Hazel for both Disney and Warner Bros., so it's not surprising that the 95-year-old voice actress will be honored with a Governors Award by the Television Academy Arts and Sciences at the Creative Arts Emmys this year. But what is surprising is that Foray won her very first Daytime Emmy just last year for voicing yet another witch on "The Garfield Show," making her not only a legend, but still a very active performer.
NEWS
March 26, 1993 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A newsstand customer asks the vendor to direct her to a specific magazine. The vendor obliges, but curiosity compels him to say to her: "I hope you don't feel insulted, but you sound like Rocky the Flying Squirrel. Have you ever seen that?" With a twinkle in her eye, the customer replies: "Well, I am Rocky the Flying Squirrel!"
NEWS
May 18, 1995 | PANCHO DOLL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe this is just a personal fascination, but there's a big, big star coming to Ojai this weekend, a woman whose quirky voice is anonymously inscribed on baby boomers' collective psyches. She's June Foray, the cartoon voice of Rocky the Squirrel and secret agent of "Rocky and His Friends." Foray will be a panelist at "Adventures in Animation," a special fund-raiser scheduled Sunday by the Ojai Film Society.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
June Foray, the woman whose voice can be heard coming from Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who and many grannies and witches in countless cartoons over the years will be honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences next month with a Governors Award. Foray, who began voice acting at age 12 on radio dramas and graduated to the big screen in 1943 with an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short, will receive the award at the academy's Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Sept. 15 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. During the course of the actress' 80-year career, she's voiced iconic characters, such as Rocky and his arch enemy Natasha Fatale, as well as the scheming Magica De Spell in the "Ducktales" series, the kindly Granny, owner of both Sylvester and Tweety Bird in the "Looney Tunes" shorts, and the cackling Witch Hazel, who always had it in for Bugs Bunny.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2013 | By Susan King
Linda Jones considered herself "incredibly lucky" to have had a father like Chuck Jones, the Oscar-winning animation director of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies fame. "He was probably the best father anybody could have," said Linda Jones, an only child. "His father had a difficult time being a father, and he vowed he would never impose that kind of difficulty and challenge on a child. " Her dad, she said, "was pretty much a 9 to 5 guy. He didn't bring his work home with him. " PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood That is until after he would finish one of the riotously funny 300 films he directed in his 60-plus year career starring such animated superstars as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hokey smoke! It's a big summer for moose and squirrel. On Friday, the Museum of Television & Radio kicks off "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends," a three-month festival highlighting the classic TV cartoon characters created by the late Jay Ward. They include the flying squirrel Rocky and the dimwitted moose Bullwinkle, their archenemies Boris and Natasha, as well as Crusader Rabbit, Dudley Do-Right, Snidely Whiplash, Mister Peabody and George of the Jungle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1991
Happily, good things come to those Kuwaits. JUNE FORAY DONOVAN Woodland Hills
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
June Foray, the woman whose voice can be heard coming from Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who and many grannies and witches in countless cartoons over the years will be honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences next month with a Governors Award. Foray, who began voice acting at age 12 on radio dramas and graduated to the big screen in 1943 with an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short, will receive the award at the academy's Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Sept. 15 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. During the course of the actress' 80-year career, she's voiced iconic characters, such as Rocky and his arch enemy Natasha Fatale, as well as the scheming Magica De Spell in the "Ducktales" series, the kindly Granny, owner of both Sylvester and Tweety Bird in the "Looney Tunes" shorts, and the cackling Witch Hazel, who always had it in for Bugs Bunny.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hokey smoke! It's a big summer for moose and squirrel. On Friday, the Museum of Television & Radio kicks off "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends," a three-month festival highlighting the classic TV cartoon characters created by the late Jay Ward. They include the flying squirrel Rocky and the dimwitted moose Bullwinkle, their archenemies Boris and Natasha, as well as Crusader Rabbit, Dudley Do-Right, Snidely Whiplash, Mister Peabody and George of the Jungle.
NEWS
May 18, 1995 | PANCHO DOLL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe this is just a personal fascination, but there's a big, big star coming to Ojai this weekend, a woman whose quirky voice is anonymously inscribed on baby boomers' collective psyches. She's June Foray, the cartoon voice of Rocky the Squirrel and secret agent of "Rocky and His Friends." Foray will be a panelist at "Adventures in Animation," a special fund-raiser scheduled Sunday by the Ojai Film Society.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1994 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The original giggling falsetto voice of Mickey Mouse was done by Walt Disney himself, and the mouse survived on the strength of Walt's imagination and pen, not his vocal cords. But most of the great and indelible cartoon characters of movies and television have had voices that matched the drawn personalities so exactly it's hard to believe that men and women at microphones had done their work before the paint ever hit the cels.
NEWS
March 26, 1993 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A newsstand customer asks the vendor to direct her to a specific magazine. The vendor obliges, but curiosity compels him to say to her: "I hope you don't feel insulted, but you sound like Rocky the Flying Squirrel. Have you ever seen that?" With a twinkle in her eye, the customer replies: "Well, I am Rocky the Flying Squirrel!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1998
Knock, knock! Who's there? Every political candidate making a commercial. JUNE FORAY DONAVAN Woodland Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998
How many more people in Washington can we expect to attain Starr-dom? JUNE FORAY DONAVAN Woodland Hills
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