Mel Blanc Biography (1908-1989)

Full name, Melvin Jerome Blanc; born May 30, 1908, in San Francisco, CA; diedof heart disease and emphysema, July 10, 1989, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Frederick and Eva (Katz) Blanc (co-managers of a women's clothing business); married Estelle Rosenbaum, 1933; children: Noel.

Mel Blanc once estimated that he supplied more than 400 different voices in approximately 3,000 cartoons between the mid-1930s and the late 1980s. Among his more familiar characterizations are those of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, DaffyDuck, Sylvester and Tweetie, the Road Runner, Yosemite Sam, Speedy Gonzalez,Foghorn Leghorn, Woody Woodpecker, Barney Rubble, Dino the dinosaur, Speed Buggy, Tasmanian Devil, Pepe LePew, the Frito Bandito (on television commercials), and Jack Benny's dilapidated automobile. During World War II, Blanc alsoprovided the voice of Private Snafu for Frank Capra's wartime newsreel, The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, as well as voices for the Trigger Joe film series for the Army Air Forces and for a series of Navy and Marine Corps health films.

Birth Details
May 30, 1908
San Francisco, California, United States
Death Details
July 10, 1989
Los Angeles, California, United States

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