June Foray, voice of Rocky the Squirrel and many more, dead at 99

Posted at 10:06 AM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 10:02:10-04

June Foray in 2009. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The legendary voice actress June Foray, who brought Rocky the Flying Squirrel and other iconic characters to life, has died, just shy of her 100th birthday, according to her friend Dave Nimitz, who is cited in multiple reports.

Foray voiced numerous animated characters during her 71-year-career, including Natasha Fatale from “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” Granny from “Looney Tunes” and “Space Jam,” Cindy Lou Who from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Lucifer the cat from “Cinderella,” Grandmother Fa from “Mulan,” and the doll “Talky Tina” on “The Twilight Zone.”

She also lent her voice to characters in “The Flintstones,” “The Dudley Do-Right Show,” “All-New Dennis the Menace,” “Duck Tales,” “Thumbelina,” and Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears.

Foray won a Daytime Emmy in 2012 for “The Garfield Show,” and a Grammy in 1968 for her voice performance as Cindy Lou Who in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

She also recorded the voice for Mattel’s Chatty Cathy doll.

Foray’s name is featured on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Voice actors and other celebrities reacted to Foray’s death on social media on Thursday.

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This obituary will be updated.