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June Foray Collection

Rather than having her face splashed across the screen and the tabloids, June capitalized on her voice talents to become "the cartoon queen".

June Foray

48 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 25 hours, 25 min)
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June Foray
(1917 – 2017)

June Foray 1952Part of Radio's success during the Golden Age was due to the proximity of the Los Angeles "Radio Row" to the movie capital. Although commercial radio got its start in New York and Chicago, by the late 1930s NBC, CBS, Mutual, and eventually ABC had studios and broadcasting facilities within walking distance of the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Vine St. Not only did this make it easy for movie stars to make an occasional appearance on the radio, it was convenient for up and coming stars to find work while they were trying to get their big break in pictures.

Not all Radio Row players were anxious for the glamor and recognition that comes with film success. June Foray, for example, enjoyed a degree of movie success that most starlets would envy. Rather than having her face splashed across the screen and the tabloids, June capitalized on her voice talents to become "the cartoon queen".

Born June Lucille Forer in Springfield, Massachusetts, 1917, her maternal grandfather was a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant who opened a successful show store. June had an elocution teacher who was interested in radio, and who hired the youngster to perform voices over WBZ at the age of twelve. By the time she was 15, she was writing and performing voices for her own show, Lady Make Believe. Soon after she graduated from Classical High School, her grandfather sold the shoe store and the whole family moved to Los Angeles.

In California, June was soon appearing as part of the regular company of Lux Radio Theater and The Jimmy Durante Program. Like so many pretty young ladies living in and around Hollywood, she did a few screen tests and appeared in minor roles in a few live action films, but her real calling was voice work for the animated shorts and features which were gaining popularity. Although there were several masculine voices at the animation studios, June's specialty even as a teenager was "grandmother type" voices. June ForayShe gave voice to Oswald, the Lucky Rabbit, a character created by Walt Disney and sold to Universal, in his last theatrical cartoon, The Egg Cracker Suite (1943), and she was soon working with another bunny at Warner Bros. June played Bugs' girlfriend Daisy Lou in Hare Splitter (1948), and created several other voices for the studio, including Witch Hazel and Sylvester and Tweety's Granny, but by contractual obligations, the only one to be credited was Mel Blanc. Animator Chuck Jones once stated that "June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc, Mel Blanc was the male June Foray."

Disney used Foray to voice Lucifer the cat in Cinderella (1950) and decades later as Grandmother Fa in Mulan (1998).  In the late 1950s, Jay Ward asked June to voice Rocky the Flying Squirrel for his pioneering TV program The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. June played nearly all the female voices on the show, including Natasha Fatale. One animation house that June had a sometimes-strained relation with was Hanna-Barbera. She had done some work on the Tom and Jerry series and was asked to voice Betty Rubble in a pilot they were creating for what would become The Flintstones. The network bought the pilot but rejected Foray outright. The studio would not even let her retest for the part, which eventually went to  Bea Benedaret. Eventually, Hanna-Barbera patched things up with June, who later played Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966). Foray also provided the voice for Mattel's original "Chatty Cathy" doll.

In her late nineties, June Foray still resided in Hollywood and took an active interest in the preservation of classic animation. Ms Foray passed away in her home in Los Angeles at the age of 99 on July 26, 2017 a couple months short of her 100th birthday.  

A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7074 Hollywood Blvd was dedicated on July 7, 2000, honoring contributions to Television by June Foray.

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    48 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 25 hours, 25 min
    48 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 25 hours, 25 min
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    1. 48 shows - total playtime 25 hours 25 minutes
    2. Adventures Of Sally In Hollywood Land 470603 Aud Woodpckr.mp3
    3. Amos And Andy Show 521026 Leroys Oil Stock.mp3
    4. Cavalcade Of America 460909 Danger Women At Work.mp3
    5. Cbs Radio Workshop 560831 32 Colloquy #3 Study Of Satire.mp3
    6. Cbs Radio Workshop 561111 42 Report On Weuns.mp3
    7. Cbs Radio Workshop 570113 50 No Time For Heartaches.mp3
    8. CBSRW 560914 34 Pride Of Carrots Venus Well Served.mp3
    9. Chase 520615 Terminate Professor Kolchek.mp3
    10. Columbia Workshop 450513 On Note Of Triumph.mp3
    11. CP 480914 341 Ava Gardner Steve Allen Herb Jeffries.mp3
    12. CP 481130 353 Vincent Price Kay Starr Joan Davis.mp3
    13. CP 490705 381 Gertrude Nniesen.mp3
    14. CP 490830 391 Chili Williams A Young J Foray.mp3
    15. CP 491018 397 Alexis Smith Dean Martin Jerry Lewis.mp3
    16. CP 491025 398 Marilyn Maxwell Jack Carson.mp3
    17. Favorite Story 470225 037 Alice In Wonderland.mp3
    18. Favorite Story 480131 020 Alice In Wonderland.mp3
    19. Ft 471204 043 Oh Romeo My Romeo.mp3
    20. Ft 480708 074 For Bonnie Annie Laurie.mp3
    21. Ft 490323 110 For Love Of An Angel.mp3
    22. Guest Star 501105 0189 Reginald Clippington T. T..mp3
    23. Guest Star 510204 0202 Cigarette Girl.mp3
    24. Gunsmoke 490713 Audition Show 2.mp3
    25. Its Great Life 471213 Aud Extra Money Christmas Presents.mp3
    26. Lassie 491217 118 Mule Train.mp3
    27. Let George Do It 461018 Cousin Jeff And Pigs.mp3
    28. Life Of Riley 470906 165 Riley Enrolls At Pip.mp3
    29. Lux Radio 460930 539 Coney Island Repeat.mp3
    30. Lux Radio 480202 601 Mother Wore Tights.mp3
    31. Lux Radio 491114 676 Mother Wore Tights Repeat.mp3
    32. Lux Radio 501113 720 Wabash Avenue.mp3
    33. Nbc University 480903 Candide.mp3
    34. Night Beat 19501103 Black Cat.mp3
    35. Our Miss Brooks 541010 258 Bartering Chief Thundercloud.mp3
    36. Phil Harris 530426 247 Trip To Tijuana.mp3
    37. Philip Marlowe 500719 Last Wish.mp3
    38. Railroad Hour 520818 203 Miss Cinderella.mp3
    39. Rocky Fortune 540119 Museum Murder.mp3
    40. Rocky Jordan 490612 Man From Damascus.mp3
    41. Rudy Vallee 460620 085 [drene] 1st Yesterday. Rudy Hosts .mp3
    42. Screen Directors Playhouse 490403 013 Ghost Breakers.mp3
    43. Screen Directors Playhouse 491118 043 Uninvited.mp3
    44. Screen Directors Playhouse 510201 Take Letter Darling.mp3
    45. SRS 790510 Over Night Guest.mp3
    46. SRS 790601 Mcguffeys Hong Kong Connection.mp3
    47. SRS 790801 Voodoo Lady.mp3
    48. Suspense 491229 Bullet.mp3
    49. Suspense 561125 Man Who Stole Bible.mp3
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    48 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 25 hours, 25 min
    48 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 25 hours, 25 min
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    1. 48 shows - total playtime 25 hours 25 minutes
    2. Adventures Of Sally In Hollywood Land 470603 Aud Woodpckr.mp3
    3. Amos And Andy Show 521026 Leroys Oil Stock.mp3
    4. Cavalcade Of America 460909 Danger Women At Work.mp3
    5. Cbs Radio Workshop 560831 32 Colloquy #3 Study Of Satire.mp3
    6. Cbs Radio Workshop 561111 42 Report On Weuns.mp3
    7. Cbs Radio Workshop 570113 50 No Time For Heartaches.mp3
    8. CBSRW 560914 34 Pride Of Carrots Venus Well Served.mp3
    9. Chase 520615 Terminate Professor Kolchek.mp3
    10. Columbia Workshop 450513 On Note Of Triumph.mp3
    11. CP 480914 341 Ava Gardner Steve Allen Herb Jeffries.mp3
    12. CP 481130 353 Vincent Price Kay Starr Joan Davis.mp3
    13. CP 490705 381 Gertrude Nniesen.mp3
    14. CP 490830 391 Chili Williams A Young J Foray.mp3
    15. CP 491018 397 Alexis Smith Dean Martin Jerry Lewis.mp3
    16. CP 491025 398 Marilyn Maxwell Jack Carson.mp3
    17. Favorite Story 470225 037 Alice In Wonderland.mp3
    18. Favorite Story 480131 020 Alice In Wonderland.mp3
    19. Ft 471204 043 Oh Romeo My Romeo.mp3
    20. Ft 480708 074 For Bonnie Annie Laurie.mp3
    21. Ft 490323 110 For Love Of An Angel.mp3
    22. Guest Star 501105 0189 Reginald Clippington T. T..mp3
    23. Guest Star 510204 0202 Cigarette Girl.mp3
    24. Gunsmoke 490713 Audition Show 2.mp3
    25. Its Great Life 471213 Aud Extra Money Christmas Presents.mp3
    26. Lassie 491217 118 Mule Train.mp3
    27. Let George Do It 461018 Cousin Jeff And Pigs.mp3
    28. Life Of Riley 470906 165 Riley Enrolls At Pip.mp3
    29. Lux Radio 460930 539 Coney Island Repeat.mp3
    30. Lux Radio 480202 601 Mother Wore Tights.mp3
    31. Lux Radio 491114 676 Mother Wore Tights Repeat.mp3
    32. Lux Radio 501113 720 Wabash Avenue.mp3
    33. Nbc University 480903 Candide.mp3
    34. Night Beat 19501103 Black Cat.mp3
    35. Our Miss Brooks 541010 258 Bartering Chief Thundercloud.mp3
    36. Phil Harris 530426 247 Trip To Tijuana.mp3
    37. Philip Marlowe 500719 Last Wish.mp3
    38. Railroad Hour 520818 203 Miss Cinderella.mp3
    39. Rocky Fortune 540119 Museum Murder.mp3
    40. Rocky Jordan 490612 Man From Damascus.mp3
    41. Rudy Vallee 460620 085 [drene] 1st Yesterday. Rudy Hosts .mp3
    42. Screen Directors Playhouse 490403 013 Ghost Breakers.mp3
    43. Screen Directors Playhouse 491118 043 Uninvited.mp3
    44. Screen Directors Playhouse 510201 Take Letter Darling.mp3
    45. SRS 790510 Over Night Guest.mp3
    46. SRS 790601 Mcguffeys Hong Kong Connection.mp3
    47. SRS 790801 Voodoo Lady.mp3
    48. Suspense 491229 Bullet.mp3
    49. Suspense 561125 Man Who Stole Bible.mp3
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    48 recordings on 30 Audio CDs. Total playtime 25 hours, 25 min
    48 recordings on 30 Audio CDs
    total playtime 25 hours, 25 min

    June Foray Disc A001

    1. Night Beat 19501103 Black Cat

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    June Foray Disc A002

    1. Columbia Workshop 450513 On Note Of Triumph

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    June Foray Disc A003

    1. Rudy Vallee 460620 085 [drene] 1st Yesterday. Rudy Hosts
    2. Cavalcade Of America 460909 Danger Women At Work

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    June Foray Disc A004

    1. Lux Radio 460930 539 Coney Island Repeat

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    June Foray Disc A005

    1. Let George Do It 461018 Cousin Jeff And Pigs
    2. Favorite Story 470225 037 Alice In Wonderland

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    June Foray Disc A006

    1. Adventures Of Sally In Hollywood Land 470603 Aud Woodpckr
    2. Life Of Riley 470906 165 Riley Enrolls At Pip

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    June Foray Disc A007

    1. Ft 471204 043 Oh Romeo My Romeo
    2. Its Great Life 471213 Aud Extra Money Christmas Presents

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    June Foray Disc A008

    1. Favorite Story 480131 020 Alice In Wonderland

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    June Foray Disc A009

    1. Lux Radio 480202 601 Mother Wore Tights

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    June Foray Disc A010

    1. Ft 480708 074 For Bonnie Annie Laurie

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    June Foray Disc A011

    1. Nbc University 480903 Candide

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    June Foray Disc A012

    1. CP 480914 341 Ava Gardner Steve Allen Herb Jeffries

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    June Foray Disc A013

    1. CP 481130 353 Vincent Price Kay Starr Joan Davis
    2. Ft 490323 110 For Love Of An Angel

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    June Foray Disc A014

    1. Screen Directors Playhouse 490403 013 Ghost Breakers
    2. Rocky Jordan 490612 Man From Damascus

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    June Foray Disc A015

    1. CP 490705 381 Gertrude Nniesen
    2. Gunsmoke 490713 Audition Show 2

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    June Foray Disc A016

    1. CP 490830 391 Chili Williams A Young J Foray
    2. CP 491018 397 Alexis Smith Dean Martin Jerry Lewis

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    June Foray Disc A017

    1. CP 491025 398 Marilyn Maxwell Jack Carson

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    June Foray Disc A018

    1. Lux Radio 491114 676 Mother Wore Tights Repeat

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    June Foray Disc A019

    1. Screen Directors Playhouse 491118 043 Uninvited
    2. Lassie 491217 118 Mule Train

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    June Foray Disc A020

    1. Suspense 491229 Bullet
    2. Philip Marlowe 500719 Last Wish

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    June Foray Disc A021

    1. Guest Star 501105 0189 Reginald Clippington T. T.
    2. Lux Radio 501113 720 Wabash Avenue
    3. Screen Directors Playhouse 510201 Take Letter Darling

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    June Foray Disc A022

    1. Guest Star 510204 0202 Cigarette Girl
    2. Chase 520615 Terminate Professor Kolchek

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    June Foray Disc A023

    1. Railroad Hour 520818 203 Miss Cinderella
    2. Amos And Andy Show 521026 Leroys Oil Stock

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    June Foray Disc A024

    1. Phil Harris 530426 247 Trip To Tijuana
    2. Rocky Fortune 540119 Museum Murder

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    June Foray Disc A025

    1. Our Miss Brooks 541010 258 Bartering Chief Thundercloud
    2. Cbs Radio Workshop 560831 32 Colloquy #3 Study Of Satire

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    June Foray Disc A026

    1. CBSRW 560914 34 Pride Of Carrots Venus Well Served
    2. Cbs Radio Workshop 561111 42 Report On Weuns

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    June Foray Disc A027

    1. Suspense 561125 Man Who Stole Bible
    2. Cbs Radio Workshop 570113 50 No Time For Heartaches

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    June Foray Disc A028

    1. SRS 790510 Over Night Guest

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    June Foray Disc A029

    1. SRS 790601 Mcguffeys Hong Kong Connection

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    June Foray Disc A030

    1. SRS 790801 Voodoo Lady

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