Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mel Blanc Died On This Date

Legendary voice actor Mel Blanc, "The Man of a Thousand Voices," including those of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig (to name just a few), died on this date in 1989. He was 81. In his later years, he was a popular recurring guest on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. You can watch a 2 minute clip HERE of one such appearance, wherein he tells Johnny, among other things, how he created the voice for Bugs Bunny.

Less notably perhaps, in later years he also provided the voice for Captain Caveman in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name, and for the robot Twiki on the late 1970s TV show Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

His grave stone reads simply, "That's All Folks."

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