June Foray was an American voice actress who was best known for her voice role of some famous animated characters like Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Lucifer, Cinderella, Jokey Smurf, Granny from Warner Bros., and many more.
She also lent her voice to radio, theatrical shows, feature films, video games, records, television, talking toys, and several other media outlets. Moreover, she is also credited for the establishment of the Annie Awards and the creation of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Life About Of June Foray
June Lucille Forer was born on 18th September 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, the United States of America to Ida Robinson and Morris Forer. She held an American nationality and had mixed ethnic descent.
She went and graduated from Classical High School. Following her graduation, she along with her parents moved to Los Angeles.
How Rich Was June?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Foray was reportedly worth around $8 million at the time of her death in 2017.
Her primary source of income was her career as a voice actor. Throughout her lifetime, she voiced numerous animated characters.
As of 2020, the average salary of a voice actor ranges from around $76,297 to $90,000 per year.
Short Career Insight
Foray began her career through radio. She eventually started her own radio series called Lady Make Believe in the 1930s.
She began film work in the 1940s with a few roles in live-action movies, however, she mostly did voice-overs.
While working on the radio she did the voiced of Midnight the Cat and Old Grandie the Piano. Her radio work eventually led her to record for a number of children’s albums for Capitol Records.
In a similar way, she worked for Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The Jetsons, The Flinstones, and several others.
In the mid-1960s, she devoted her time to the preservation and promotion of animation. She is also credited with coming up with the idea of the Annie Awards in 1972.
From 1981-1983, Foray voiced May Parker in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Grandma Howard on Teen wolf, Jokey Smurf & Mother Nature on The Smurfs, Magica De Spell and Ma Beagle in Ducktales.
In 2003, she guest-starred as the villain Madame Argentina in Powerpuff Girls. The same year, she also had a regular role of Granny on Baby Looney Tunes and Witch in Duck Dodgers.
She reprised her role as Granny in The Looney Tunes Show in 2011. The show eventually became her last regular gig.
The following year, she received her first Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Mrs. Cauldron on The Garfield Show.
Moreover, in 2013, June was honored with the Governors Award at the 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
How Did June Foray Die?
Foray passed away at the age of 99 on 26th July 2017 from cardiac arrest. She was two months away from her 100th birthday.
From 2015, June had been in declining health since her accident.
Who Was She Married Too?
Foray married her first husband Bernard Barondess on 10th April 1941 ad were married until 12th September 1945.
She then married Hobart Donavan on 19th January 1955. The couple was married until his death on 3rd December 1976.