By Stephanie Ciccarelli
May 30, 2006
Can you believe he (Bugs Bunny's voice) was allergic to raw carrots?
If Mel Blanc were still with us today, he'd be 98 years old.
Mel Blanc was and continues to be one of the most influential character voice actors inspiring voice actors everywhere.
Mel found his niche as a character voice actor and was a glistening gem in the Hollywood Golden Age of animated cartoons.
Working with Warner Brothers, starting out in 1936, Mel voiced famous characters such as Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and many others.
His natural voice was that of Sylvester the cat but without the lispy spray for the Hanna Barbera studios during his career with their company in the 1960s. Who could forget the line "Suffering Succotash"?!
Did you know that Mel was the voice of Barney Rubble on the Flintstones and Mr. Spacely on The Jetsons, too?
If you'd like to read a really great mini biography about Mel Blanc and his creative achievements, click on this link.
You'll find out tidbits about his life and learn interesting trivia about Mel Blanc, including the ironic fact that he was allergic to raw carrots!
"That's All Folks!"
Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 - July 10, 1989)
P.S. Do you have a favorite Mel Blanc character voice? Leave a comment!Related Topics: Barney, cartoons, comedy, Hollywood