June Foray, a voice actress best known for playing Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale on “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” has died. She was 99.
Her death was confirmed on Facebook late Wednesday night by her friend Dave Nimitz, who said she is “resting peacefully now.”
Among her accolades during a lengthy career, Foray also voiced animated characters such as Looney Tunes’ Witch Hazel, Nell from “Dudley Do-Right,” Granny in the “Tweety and Sylvester”, Lucifer from Disney’s “Cinderella,” Cindy Lou Who and Jokey Smurf.
She went on to found the Annie Awards and was instrumental to the creation of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2001. Foray was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her voice work in television.
Born June Lucille Forer in Springfield, Massachusetts, Foray died in her California home less than two months before her 100th birthday.
See the announcement of her death below.
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