NEWS - June Foray Wins Emmy Award
Reported by PurpleWarrior13 on Wed Jun 20 2012

Voiceover legend, June Foray took home her very first Emmy award on Sunday, June 17 2012 for "Outstanding Vocal Performance in an Animated Series" at age 94 for playing Mrs. Cauldrin on The Garfield Show (beating out James Hong, Jeff Bennett, and Roger Bumpass for the statue).

Foray's voice acting career spans nearly seven decades, where she started out doing radio and animated shorts for a variety of animators. Her breakout role was as Lucifer the Cat in the Walt Disney film, Cinderella. She later went on to provide voices in Peter Pan, and notably as Granny and Witch Hazel in Chuck Jones' Looney Tunes cartoons.

Arguably her biggest claim to fame was voicing Rocky, Natasha, Nell Fennwick, as well as nearly every other female role in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. She reprised her role of Rocky for the 2000 film, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Foray also continues to voice Granny in nearly all current Looney Tunes media.

Foray's other voice acting credits include The Smurfs, The Flintstones, The Simpsons, The Twilight Zone, DuckTales, The Powerpuff Girls, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Family Guy, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Frosty the Snowman, The Jetsons, Tom and Jerry, Mulan, and countless others.

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

In 2011, Foray received the Comic-Con Icon Award at the 2011 Scream Awards.

On being nominated, Foray stated “I love every character I’ve done because there’s a little bit of me in everything I’ve done."



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said at 8:14 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
I can't believe she hasn't won this already! As a voice actor who's on par with the legendary Mel Blanc, it's finally time she earned her place in the limelight!
said at 5:34 PM on Fri Jun 22 2012
Congrats June! It's been a long time coming but she deserves it!
said at 10:26 PM on Wed Jun 20 2012
Couldn't have happened to a more deserving individual. Way to go June
said at 4:35 PM on Wed Jun 20 2012
Hurray for June Foray! :)
said at 2:25 PM on Wed Jun 20 2012
Congratulations to a very sweet lady! She deserves it a whole lot!
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