June Foray wins Emmy AwardJune Foray finally got her Emmy!
For those of you familiar with June Foray, the first lady of cartoon voicing, you know that this has been a long time coming.
At the age of 94, the Emmy award recognized June for her work as Mrs. Cauldron on “The Garfield Show” on Cartoon Network.
Join in the conversation as we discuss roles June has voiced over the years and be sure to comment with your favorite ones in today’s VOX Daily.

The Voice You Grew Up With

Longer than Queen Elizabeth II has graced the throne, June Foray has voiced animated characters. When you’ve had a career that spans nearly seven decades, one starts to build quite the credit list. June Lucille Forer, better known as June Foray, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 18th, 1917.

Foray, known for her voice-over work for shows such as Rocky on “The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show,” Granny on “Looney Tunes,” Jokey smurf on “The Smurfs,” and Grammi Gummi on the “Gummi Bears,” was recently presented with an Emmy acknowledging her work on The Garfield Show.

More About June Foray

June Foray Book Did you grow up with me too?June Foray‘s autobiography, “Did you grow up with me, too?” reflects upon her life behind the microphone and gives you a glimpse into her world. If you’re interested, the book can be found on Amazon.com.

Like the Energizer Bunny, June keeps on keeping on and continues to share her gifts via an unparalleled career in animation voice acting. June has provided character voices for a number of cartoons over the years and has even ventured into podcasting at the age of 88!
If you’ve ever considered retiring from voice acting because of your age, June Foray could be an inspiration for you to keep going.

What’s Your Favorite June Foray Character Voice?

Be sure to join the conversation and comment with your picks!
Best wishes,

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her podcast Sound Stories serves an audience that wants to achieve excellence in storytelling. Stephanie is found on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.


  1. Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS and a LONG time coming, to June! What TOOK them so long???!!!
    As far as MY favorite character, it’s a close call between the “Granny” on Loony Tunes, and Rocky…but I’d have to give a slight edge to ROCKY. I must’ve seen ALL of both of those characters and loved ’em all. Rocky was a part of my childhood, and of course, along with Bullwinkle, gave me many LOL moments!
    Thanks June! Display your Emmy proudly!

  2. Didn’t Miss Foray do some work with Stan Freeberg? “The Quest for Bridie Hammerslagen” comes to mind and maybe “Little Blue Riding Hood” or “St. George and the Dragonet.”

  3. I’ve been listening to June from her incredibly voiced Fractured Fairy Tale antics (Jack and the Beanstalk’s Mom especially-love that voice!!) to Rocky,Natasha,Talky Tina and on and on. Simply beyond amazing. I agree..What DID take them so long?!?! Maybe if they removed their collective heads from..well you get it. Congratulations June!!!

  4. Truly an American legend — incomparable voice artist — June Foray!!!
    Congratulations, June! And yes — I grew up with you, too! (Only question is: “Hokey Smoke, ” Emmy Bestowers: “Why boom take so long?”)
    By the way, does anyone know if June’s acceptance comments were recorded? Would love to see/hear them and bet June’s legions of loyal fans would, as well. Understand she got a standing ovation. If the speech is available — hope someone will post it on YouTube or somewhere on the web. An historic moment!
    As for favorite June Foray voices — there are so many!! But the all time sentimental favorites will — always and forever — be: Rocky (Rocket J. Squirrel) and Natasha Fatale.
    Thanks for the wonderful, wonderful memories, June, and please — please keep them coming!!


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