Last week, June Foray died at the age of 99. She was known as the "Cartoon Queen" as she voiced so many characters over several decades. I knew that she had been the voice of "Rocky" from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" and also the voice of "Granny" from Sylvester and Tweety. I now know that she was also the voice behind the wonderful Cindy Lou Who on "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"! Not only did June Foray use her voice on cartoons but she was ...wait for it...the voice of the doll "Chatty Cathy"! (This was hugely popular when I was a young girl. I didn't have one and I can't remember wanting one...but you can guess that I was glad my name wasn't Cathy growing up, I was CALLED Chatty Cathy sometimes. Hmm...I wonder why? HA!)
Anyway, when Rod Serling wanted to write a story on his "Twilight Zone" show with a talking doll ...who do you think he called? Why, that would be June Foray, of course! (Remember the episode of the scary doll with Telly Savalas? I sure do, it scared me so!)
June Foray was the voice of "Rocky", as I told you above. It made me think...one of my very favorite things on that show was "Fractured Fairy Tales" and I wondered if she might have done some of the voices on those marvelous clever stories, where they took a well known fairy tale but put a twist upon them. Sure enough, she was! They were wonderful and very funny. You are able to watch them on YouTube, that is fantastic! Look some up and see what I mean!
Hey! I found the episode of "The Twilight Zone" with "Talky Tina" (I didn't remember the doll's name.) Watch it if you dare!
This photo looks like something from a fairy tale, but not a fractured one! Richard can get some of the best shots on our walks! I love the light just around the corner...