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June Foray
Foray in 1952
June Lucille Forer

(1917-09-18)September 18, 1917
DiedJuly 26, 2017(2017-07-26) (aged 99)
Occupation(s)Voice actress, radio personality
Years active1929–2014[1][2]
Notable workRocky the Flying Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, Nell Fenwick, Cindy Lou Who, Granny from the Tweety cartoons, Witch Hazel, Jokey Smurf, Magica De Spell from DuckTales, Grammi Gummi, and others
Board member ofASIFA-Hollywood
Bernard Barondess
(m. 1941; div. 1953)
Hobart Donovan
(m. 1955; died 1976)
RelativesBertram Forer (brother)
AwardsDaytime Emmy Awards
2012 Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program
The Garfield Show
Annie Awards
1996 and 1997 Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production
Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries
1974 Inkpot Award[3]

June Foray (born June Lucille Forer; September 18, 1917 – July 26, 2017) was an American voice actress and radio personality, best known as the voice of such animated characters as Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, Nell Fenwick, Lucifer from Disney's Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who, Jokey Smurf, Granny from the Warner Bros. cartoons directed by Friz Freleng, Grammi Gummi from Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears series, and Magica De Spell, among many others.

Her career encompassed radio, theatrical shorts, feature films, television, records (particularly with Stan Freberg), video games, talking toys, and other media. Foray was also one of the early members of ASIFA-Hollywood, the society devoted to promoting and encouraging animation. She is credited with the establishment of the Annie Awards, as well as being instrumental in the creation of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2001. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring her voice work in television.[4]

Chuck Jones was quoted as saying: "June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc. Mel Blanc was the male June Foray."[5]

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Early life

June Lucille Forer was born on September 18, 1917,[6] in Springfield, Massachusetts, one of three children of Ida (Robinson) and Morris Forer. Her mother was of Lithuanian Jewish and French Canadian ancestry, and her father was a Jewish emigrant from Odessa, Russian Empire.[7] The family resided at 75 Orange Street, Forest Park.[8] As a small child, Foray first wanted to be a dancer, so her mother sent her to local classes, but she had to drop out due to a case of pneumonia.[9] Her voice was first broadcast in a local radio drama when she was 12 years old;[10] by age 15, she was doing regular radio voice work.[4]

Two years later, after graduating from Classical High School, she moved with her parents and siblings to live in Los Angeles, near Ida's brother, after Morris Forer, an engineer, fell on hard financial times.[8]

Acting career

After entering radio through the WBZA Players, Foray starred in her own radio series Lady Make Believe in the late 1930s.[11] She soon became a popular voice actress, with regular appearances on coast-to-coast network shows including Lux Radio Theatre and The Jimmy Durante Show.[8]

In the 1940s, Foray also began film work, including a few roles in live action movies, but mostly did voice over work for animated cartoons and radio programs and occasionally dubbing films and television.[12] On radio, Foray did the voices of Midnight the Cat and Old Grandie the Piano on The Buster Brown Program, which starred Smilin' Ed McConnell, from 1944 to 1952. She later did voices on the Mutual Broadcasting System program Smile Time for Steve Allen.[10] Her work in radio ultimately led her to recording for a number of children's albums for Capitol Records.[10]

For Walt Disney, Foray voiced Lucifer the Cat in the feature film Cinderella, Lambert's mother in Lambert the Sheepish Lion, a mermaid in Peter Pan and Witch Hazel in the Donald Duck short Trick or Treat. Decades later, Foray was the voice of Grandmother Fa in the 1998 animated Disney film Mulan. She also did a variety of voices in Walter Lantz Productions' Woody Woodpecker cartoons, including Woody's nephew and niece, Knothead and Splinter. Impressed by her performance as Witch Hazel, in 1954 Chuck Jones invited her over to Warner Brothers Cartoons.[10] For Warner Brothers, she was Granny (whom she had played on vinyl records starting in 1950, before officially voicing her in Red Riding Hoodwinked, released in 1955, taking over for Bea Benaderet), owner of Tweety and Sylvester, and a series of witches, including Looney Tunes' own Witch Hazel, with Jones as director. Like most of Warner Brothers' voice actors at the time (with the exception of Mel Blanc), Foray was not credited for her roles in these cartoons.[10] She played Bubbles on The Super 6 and Cindy Lou Who, asking "Santa" why he's taking their tree, in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.[9] In 1960, she provided the speech for Mattel's original "Chatty Cathy" doll;[4] capitalizing on this, Foray also voiced the malevolent "Talky Tina" doll in the Twilight Zone episode "Living Doll", first aired on November 1, 1963.[13]

Foray in 1978

Foray worked for Hanna-Barbera, including on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The Jetsons, The Flintstones and many other shows. In 1959, she auditioned for the part of Betty Rubble on The Flintstones and voiced the character in the original pilot episode, opposite Mel Blanc who voiced Betty's husband, Barney Rubble, but Bea Benaderet was eventually cast in the role; Foray described herself as "terribly disappointed" at not getting to play Betty.[14] Foray eventually made a guest appearance on The Flintstones as the voice of Granny Hatrock in the episode "The Bedrock Hillbillies".

She did extensive voice acting for Stan Freberg's commercials, albums, and 1957 radio series, memorably as secretary to the werewolf advertising executive. She also appeared in several Rankin/Bass TV specials in the 1960s and 1970s, voicing the young Karen and the teacher in the TV special Frosty the Snowman (although only her Karen singing parts remained in later airings, after Rankin-Bass re-edited the special a few years after it debuted, with Foray's dialogue re-dubbed by an uncredited child actress, Suzanne Davidson).[15] She voiced all the female roles in Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975), including the villainous cobra Nagaina.[16] She played multiple characters on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, including Natasha Fatale and Nell Fenwick, as well as male lead character Rocket J. Squirrel (a.k.a. Rocky Squirrel) for Jay Ward,[17] and played Ursula on George of the Jungle; and also starred on Fractured Flickers.[18]

In the mid-1960s, she became devoted to the preservation and promotion of animation and wrote numerous magazine articles about animation.[10] She and a number of other animation artists had informal meetings around Hollywood in the 1960s, and later decided to formalize this as ASIFA-Hollywood, a chapter of the Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (the International Animated Film Association).[19] She is credited with coming up with the idea of the Annie Awards in 1972, awarded by ASIFA-Hollywood, having noted that there had been no awards to celebrate the field of animation.[19] In 1988, she was awarded the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award.[20] In 1995, ASIFA-Hollywood established the June Foray Award,[21] which is awarded to "individuals who have made a significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation". Foray was the first recipient of the award. She was an enthusiastic member of the Los Angeles Student Film Institute advisory board and frequent host and/or presenter at its annual festivals.[22][23] In 2007, Foray became a contributor to ASIFA-Hollywood's Animation Archive Project.[24] She also had sat on the Governors' board for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and lobbied for two decades for the academy to establish an Academy Award for animation; the academy created the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2001 from her petitioning.[19]

In 2007, Britt Irvin became the first person ever to voice a character in a cartoon remake that had been previously played by Foray in the original series when she voiced Ursula in the new George of the Jungle series on Cartoon Network. In 2011, Roz Ryan voiced Witch Lezah (Hazel spelled backwards) in The Looney Tunes Show, opposite June Foray as Granny.[25] Foray also voiced May Parker in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981–83), as well as Raggedy Ann on several TV movies, Grandma Howard on Teen Wolf, Jokey Smurf and Mother Nature on The Smurfs, and Magica De Spell and Ma Beagle in DuckTales. At the same time, she had a leading role voicing Grammi Gummi on Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, an animated series credited with kickstarting an era of dramatically increased artistic standards for television animation,[26] working with her Rocky and Bullwinkle co-star Bill Scott until his death in 1985.[27]

Foray guest starred only once on The Simpsons, in the season one episode "Some Enchanted Evening", as the receptionist for the Rubber Baby Buggy Bumper Babysitting Service. This was a play on a Rocky & Bullwinkle gag years earlier in which none of the cartoon's characters, including narrator William Conrad, were able to pronounce "rubber baby buggy bumpers" unerringly. Foray was later homaged by The Simpsons, in the season eight episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show", in which the character June Bellamy (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is introduced as the voice behind both Itchy and Scratchy.[28][29] According to The Simpsons writer and producer Mike Reiss, Foray voiced a few parts at the first table read for The Simpsons in early 1989 "but she sounded too cartoony for our show".[30]

Foray appeared on camera in a major role only once, in Sabaka, as the high priestess of a fire cult. She also appeared on camera in an episode of Green Acres as a Mexican telephone operator. In 1991, she provided her voice as the sock-puppet talk-show host Scary Mary on an episode of Married... with Children. She had a cameo role in Boris & Natasha (1992), but once again played Rocky and Natasha throughout the feature film The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000). Another on-camera appearance was as herself on an episode of the 1984 TV sitcom The Duck Factory.[31]

She was also often called in for ADR voice work for television and feature films. This work included dubbing the voice of Mary Badham in Twilight Zone episode "The Bewitchin' Pool" and the voices for Sean and Michael Brody in some scenes of the film Jaws. She dubbed several people in Bells Are Ringing, Diana Rigg in some scenes of The Hospital, Robert Blake in drag in an episode of Baretta and a little boy in The Comic.[32]

Foray at the 2014 Annie Awards

Later career

In 1996 and 1997, Foray won the Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production for her work in Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries. In 2000, Foray returned to play Rocky the Flying Squirrel in Universal Pictures' live-action/CGI animated film The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, co-starring and produced by Robert De Niro. On Season Three, Episode One ("The Thin White Line") of Family Guy, Foray again played Rocky in a visual gag with a single line ("And now, here's something we hope you'll really like!"). Foray voiced the wife of the man getting dunked ("Don't tell him, Carlos!") in Pirates of the Caribbean. In 2003, she guest starred as the villain Madame Argentina in the Powerpuff Girls episode, "I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future". During this time, Foray also had a regular role, reprising Granny on Baby Looney Tunes and also Witch Hazel in an episode of another Warner Bros. Animation series Duck Dodgers. In October 2006, she portrayed Susan B. Anthony on three episodes of the podcast The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd. In November 2009, Foray appeared twice on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: in one episode as Ruth, a pie-maker trapped in Bubbie's stomach, and in another episode as Kelly, a young boy having a birthday party and as Kelly's Mom and Captain K'Nuckles' kindergarten teacher.[citation needed]

In 2011, she reprised her role as Granny in Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show, which was her last regular gig. That year, she received the Comic-Con Icon Award at the 2011 Scream Awards. She also appeared as Granny in the theatrically released Looney Tunes short, I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat, which was shortlisted for Academy Award consideration.[33]

In 2012, Foray received her first Emmy nomination and won in the category of Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for her role as Mrs. Cauldron on The Garfield Show.[34] She thus became, at age 94, the oldest entertainer to be nominated for, and to win, an Emmy Award.[35] She reprised her role of Rocky in a Rocky and Bullwinkle short film, which was released in 2014.[36]

In September 2013, she was honored with the Governors Award at the 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.[37] That same year, she reprised her role as Magica De Spell in the video game DuckTales: Remastered.

Personal life

Foray married Bernard Barondess in 1941.[38] The marriage ended in divorce.[39] She met Hobart Donovan while appearing on The Buster Brown Program on radio. He was the show's main writer and had also written The Buster Brown comic book. Foray and Donovan were married from 1955 until Donovan's death in 1976.[40] She had no children by either marriage.

In 1973, Foray was an organizer of a meat boycott in response to President Nixon's freezing of meat (and other) prices.[41] As a result of this, Foray was included in the Master list of Nixon's political opponents, commonly known as Nixon's Enemies List.[42][43][44]


Foray died at a hospital in Los Angeles, California, on July 26, 2017, at the age of 99. She had been in declining health since an automobile accident in 2015.[19][45]



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"
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
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"
1953 Stand by for Crime Jimmy, the paperboy "Queenie's 10,000 Dollar Alibi"
1954 Rocky Fortune Linda, Miss Fabian "The Museum Murder"
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"


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
1950 Cinderella Lucifer
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
Lambert the Sheepish Lion Mrs. Sheep
One Cab's Family Receptionist, Nurse, Mary the Mother Cab, Tex[46] MGM short
How to Be a Detective The Dame Goofy short
1953 Little Johnny Jet Mary MGM short
Peter Pan Squaw She also served as the model for one of the mermaids
Father's Day Off Goofy Jr. Goofy short
Father's Week-end Mrs. Geef
1954 The Farm of Tomorrow Hen, Female announcer MGM short
Pet Peeve Joan Tom and Jerry short
1955 Mouse for Sale
Red Riding Hoodwinked Red Riding Hood's Grandmother, Red Riding Hood Sylvester and Tweety short
This Is a Life? Granny Bugs Bunny short
A Kiddie's Kitty Suzanne's Mother Sylvester short
The First Bad Man Cavewomen[46] MGM short
1956 The Flying Sorceress Joan, Witch Tom and Jerry short
Broom-Stick Bunny Witch Hazel Bugs Bunny short
Tweet and Sour Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
Tugboat Granny
Get Lost Knothead and Splinter Woody Woodpecker short
Rocket-bye Baby Martha Wilbur, Old Lady, P.A. voice Merrie Melodies short
Deduce, You Say Alfie's Girlfriend, The Shropshire Slasher's Mother Daffy Duck short
1957 Red Riding Hoodlum Knothead and Splinter Woody Woodpecker short
International Woodpecker
Boston Quackie Mary Daffy Duck short
Mucho Mouse Joan Tom and Jerry short
Greedy for Tweety Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
Rabbit Romeo Millicent Bugs Bunny short
The Snow Queen Court Raven, Old robber, Old Fairy 1959 English dub
Tom's Photo Finish Joan Tom and Jerry short
The Unbearable Salesman Knothead and Splinter Woody Woodpecker short
1958 Don't Axe Me Elmer Fudd's Wife Daffy Duck short
Hare-Less Wolf Charles Wolf's Wife Bugs Bunny short
A Pizza Tweety Pie Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
The Vanishing Duck Joan Tom and Jerry short
A Bird in a Bonnet Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1959 Apes of Wrath Mama Ape Bugs Bunny short
A Broken Leghorn Miss Prissy Foghorn Leghorn short
China Jones Dragon Lady Daffy Duck short
A Witch's Tangled Hare Witch Hazel Bugs Bunny short
Loopy De Loop Red Riding Hood, Grandma "Wolf Hounded"
Goldimouse and the Three Cats Narrator, Mother Cat, Goldimouse uncredited
1960 Trip for Tat Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1961 The Last Hungry Cat
1962 Quackodile Tears Daffy Duck's Wife uncredited
Honey's Money The Wealthy Widow Yosemite Sam short
The Jet Cage Granny Sylvester and Tweety short
1964 Hawaiian Aye Aye
1965 Of Feline Bondage Jerry's Fairy Godmother Tom and Jerry short
The Year of the Mouse Second Mouse
1966 A-Haunting We Will Go Witch Hazel Daffy Duck short
The Man Called Flintstone Tanya
1967 Congratulations, It's Pink Baby Pink Panther short
1970 The Phantom Tollbooth Faintly Macabre the Witch, Princess of Pure Reason, Voice of Ralph
1975 Jaws Michael Brody, Sean Brody ADR work
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
The Smurfic Games Jokey Smurf TV movie
1984 Strong Kids, Safe Kids Jokey Smurf Video Documentary Short
1985 Molly and the Skywalkerz: Happily Ever After Ms. Macolla (voice) Direct-to-video film
1987 Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers Poor Old Witch TV movie
Daws Butler: Voice Magician Herself
DTV Monster Hits Hazel the Witch, Colleen TV movie
1988 Tex Avery, the King of Cartoons Herself TV movie documentary
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Wheezy, Lena Hyena
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters Uncredited
1989 Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Librarian 1992 English dub
Molly and the Skywalkerz: Two Daddies? Ms. Macolla (voice) Direct-to-video film
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Mrs. Featherby
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
The Magical World of Chuck Jones Herself Documentary
Boris and Natasha: The Movie Autograph Woman TV movie
1993 I Yabba-Dabba Do! Additional voices
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

Tweety's High-Flying Adventure Granny Direct-to-video film
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Live-action/animated film
Baby Looney Tunes' Eggs-traordinary Adventure Video
Looney Tunes: Reality Check
Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction Granny / Witch Hazel
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
2006 The Legend of Sasquatch Momma Sasquach
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
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
The One and Only June Foray
2014 Rocky and Bullwinkle Rocky, Fearless Leader's Mother Direct-to-video short; Final role. Planned for Theatrical Release along with Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
2021 Tom & Jerry Jerry Archival voice recordings

Live action

Year Title Role Notes
1954 Sabaka Marku Ponjoy, The High Priestess of Sabaka
The Ray Milland Show Myrna Episode: "Fashion Model"
Meet Mr. McNutley
1955–1956 The Johnny Carson Show Various characters
1957 I Love Lucy Voice of the Dog Episode: "Little Ricky Gets a Dog"[47]
1966 Death of a Salesman Jenny Television film
Bewitched Diaper Dan Baby / Baby Gladys Kravitz / Baby Darrin Stephens 2 episodes
1967 Green Acres Carmelita Episode: "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
1971-1972 Curiosity Shop Aarthur the Aardvark, Hermione Giraffe, Nostalgia Elephant, additional voices [48] 17 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 Episode: "Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation"


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
Calvin and the Colonel Woman, Thief, Nancy, Chiquita, Operator "The Television Job"
"Calvin's Glamour Girl"
"Nephew Newton's Fortune"
1963 Fractured Flickers Various characters
Beetle Bailey Bunny
The Twilight Zone Talky Tina "Living Doll"
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
1964 Gilligan's Island the voice of Alice McNeil on the radio Season 1 Episode 4: "Goodnight, Sweet Skipper"
1964 The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series) Sport Sharewood The Bewitchin' Pool
1966 The Road Runner Show Various Characters
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
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio Medusa "The Empress of Evil"
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"
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour various characters
The Little Drummer Boy Aaron's Mother TV special
Mouse on the Mayflower Ms. Charity Blake, various female pilgrims
1969 The Pink Panther Show additional voices episode: Pinto Pink/Le Pig-al Patrol/In The Pink
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Gypsy Fortune Teller "A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts"
The Pogo Special Birthday Special Pogo, Hepzibah TV special
Frosty the Snowman Teacher, Karen, Additional voices TV short; was replaced by Suzanne Davidson as Karen in later airings and by Greg Thomas as Karen's friends
Here Comes the Grump The Witch ″Witch Is Witch?″
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 New Scooby-Doo Movies Mrs. Baker ″The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair″
The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't TV special
1974 These Are the Days
1975 The White Seal Mackah TV special
The Hoober-Bloob Highway Additional voices
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Nagaina the Cobra, Teddy's Mom, Darzee's Wife
Yankee Doodle Cricket Marsha the Lightning Bug / Queen Bee
1976 Mowgli's Brothers Mother Wolf
The Pink Panther Laugh and a Half Hour and a Half Show Various Characters
The Sylvester & Tweety Show
1977 Bugs Bunny's Easter Special Granny TV special
1978 Fabulous Funnies Broom-Hilda, Oola, Hans, Additional voices
Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special Witch Hazel TV short
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show Various Characters
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
Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales Mrs. Claus, Clyde Bunny TV special
Bugs Bunny's Valentine Special Additional voices
Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet Millicent / Attractive Rabbit
The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special Granny
1980 Sunshine Porcupine Honey Bunny, Amp Bamp, Rabbit Robot, Bucky, Bunny 2, Bunny 4 TV Special
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
The Smurfs Springtime Special Jokey Smurf / Mother Nature
The Adventures of Curious George Narrator
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
The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour Various characters
A Chipmunk Reunion Vinny Uncredited
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
My Little Pony (TV series) Queen Bumble
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. Featherby / additional voices
1988 Denver, the Last Dinosaur Bertha
1988–1989 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Constance McSnack / Granny Sweetwater
1989 Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters Mrs. Belle Dweeb 2 episodes
1990 Tom and Jerry Kids Show Witch "Doom Manor"
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
Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes Additional voices
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
Rugrats Blocky, Svetlana the Spy "Sour Pickles"
2 Stupid Dogs Red Riding Hood's Grandmother 2 episodes
Bonkers Ma Barker "Calling All Cars"
1994 The Ren and Stimpy Show Poopy and Explodey "Stimpy's Cartoon Show"
1995 Weird Science Baby Ruth, Tammy Voice role
Live-action television series
Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery Witch Hazel TV special
1995–2000 The Sylvester & 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"
The Bugs n' Daffy Show Various Characters
1996-2003 Dexter's Laboratory Darbie High Priestess "Star Check: Unconvertional"
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"
Duck Dodgers Lezah the Wicked "M.M.O.R.P.D."
2009 Random! Cartoons Mall Walker, Old Man #1, Man at Garbage Can, Woman 2 Episodes
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 games

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[49]
Mulan Animated Storybook Grandmother Fa[49]
1999 Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time Granny, Witch Hazel
2000 Donald Duck Going Quackers Magica De Spell
Looney Tunes: Space Race Granny
Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
2007 Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal
2008 Disney Think Fast Magica De Spell
2013 DuckTales: Remastered


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Further reading

June Foray with Mark Evanier and Earl Kress. Did You Grow Up with Me, Too?: The Autobiography of June Foray. BearManor Media, 2009. ISBN 1593934610

External links

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