^^^ Sad news. I actually met her once. Just said hello at a once annual party that got thrown for the animation community out here. Seemed like a nice lady. Very aged obviously and didn't say much but seemed happy to be among her people.
Just shy of her 100th birthday, we are mourning the passing of animation’s best friend, June Foray.
June touched so many lives with not only her classic animation voice work but also her efforts to maintain the Motion Picture Academy’s Best Animated Short Oscar, her leadership in crafting the Academy’s Best Animated Feature category and, of course, her guidance as one of the founders of ASIFA-Hollywood, including her very singular creation, the Annie Awards. She was one of a kind. A trail blazer, a great talent and a truly wonderful person.
Born June Lucille Forer in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 18, 1917, June got into voice-over work at the age of 12, performing in a local radio drama. She moved to Los Angeles at 17 and quickly established herself as a popular radio actress on national broadcasts. She was never out of work for the next eight decades.