June Foray, the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel from the iconic animated series The Bullwinkle Show has died at the age of 99. Dave Nimitz, a close friend of Foray confirmed her death on Facebook, saying "With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our little June today at 99 years old."
In addition to Rocky, Foray voiced Natasha from the series as well as many other classic animated characters including Looney Tunes' Witch Hazel, Nell from Dudley Do-Right Granny from the Tweety and Sylvester cartoons, Cindy Lou Who How the Grinch Stole Christmas as well as Mother Magoo in the Mister Magoo series. She also provided the voice of the demonic doll Talky Tina in an episode of The Twilight Zonetitled "Living Doll" in 1963. Her performance as Mrs. Cauldron on The Garfield Show earned her a Daytime Emmy in 2012.
June Foray's Life
June Foray's Life
ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS - Airdate: 1959 - 1964. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)ROCKY SQUIRREL;JUNE FORAY(VOICE)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27,1953: Ed Sullivan poses with Stan Freberg, Daws Butler and June Foray along with producer Marlo Lewis on the 'Toast of the Town' show hosted by Ed Sullivan at the Maxine Elliott Theater in New York, New York. (Photo by Steve Oroz/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
June Foray(CQ) is the voice of Rocky of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame and supplies the voice of Rocky in the upcoming new Rocky and Bullwinkle movie. Photographed at her Woodland Hills home on June 16, 2000. (Photo by Brian Vander Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Actress June Foray poses with the Governors Award at the 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Legendary voice talent June Foray poses with her star plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during ceremonies to honor her July 7, in Hollywood. Foray, whose career began in the 1930's on radio, may be best known as the voice of Nell, Dudley -Do-Right's girlfriend, and Natasha Fatale and Rocky Squirrel in the long running animated television series "The Bullwinkle Show".
Voice actress June Foray, best known as the voice of animated character "Rocky the Flying Squirrel", poses at the premiere of a digital restoration of the 1963 film musical comedy "Bye Bye Birdie" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, California April 27, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Co-stars actress Rene Russo (L), and Jason Alexander (R), pose with June Foray at the premiere of their latest film "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle" June 24 in Los Angeles. Russo portrays Natasha, and Alexander portrays Boris Badenov in the live action/ animated comedy adventure based on the classic cartoon. Foray is the voice talent for Rocky in the film, as well as voice of Natasha in the long running cartoon series.The film, which also stars Robert DeNiro, opens in the United States June 30. The screening was a charity event for Save The Children.
Actor Brendan Fraser, star of the new film " Dudley Do-Right" poses with June Foray at the film's premiere August 21, in Los Angeles. The live action film, based on the classic Jay Ward cartoon series, follows the heroic exploits of Dudley, portrayed by Fraser, a dedicated but hapless young Mountie. The film opens in the United States August 27. Foray portrayed the voice of Nell in the Jay Ward cartoon series, she was also the voice of [Rocky and Natasha in "Rocky and Bullwinkle,"] cartoon series.
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Actress June Foray arrives at the 41st Annual Annie Awards at Royce Hall, UCLA on February 1, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 06: Voiceover actress June Foray participates in The Hollywood Show held at Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center on October 6, 2012 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: June Foray attends the 'Happy Feet Two' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 13, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 15: Voice actor June Foray arrives at Spike TV's 'SCREAM 2011' awards held at Universal Studios on October 15, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Voice actress June Foray receives the Crystal Anvil Award for Outstanding Contribution to Animation at the UCLA Animation Workshop Festival of Animation at the James Bridges Theater at Melnitz Hall on the UCLA campus on June 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for UCLA)
June Foray and Joe Alaskey during World Premiere of 'Looney Tunes Back In Action' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)