Job Voice actor
Years active 1927-1989
Top Roles Pancho, Porky Pig / Daffy Duck / Studio Guard / Stagehand / Animator, Caesar the Parrot, Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Sleepy Lagoon, Bugs Bunny / Tweety
Top GenresAnimation, Family, Comedy, Short Films, Musical, Romance
Top TopicsRomance (Comic), Aviation, World War II
Top Collaborators , , , (Director)
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Mel Blanc Overview:

Actor, Mel Blanc, was born Melvin Jerome Blank on May 30, 1908 in San Francisco, CA. Blanc died at the age of 81 on Jul 10, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Radio.

BlogHub Articles:

Throwback Thursday – : The Man of 1000 Voices

By Michael on Mar 29, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Between this blog and my previous one, Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest, I’ve been writing about movies for quite a while now. Because of that, there are a lot of posts that have simply gotten lost to the mists of time. So, I figured I’d use the idea of “Throwb... Read full article


Shorts, A Tiny Blogathon: What’s Opera Doc?

By Annmarie Gatti on May 2, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit! Okay, anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a huge Looney Tunes fan — so how happy am I to be writing about?“What’s Opera, Doc?”?for this Tiny Blogathon? Well, I’m smiling right now — and I haven’t even begun watching th... Read full article


“What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” Exhibit at The Museum of the Moving Image

By Annmarie Gatti on Oct 15, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Celebrating the Incredible and Inimitable Genius of Chuck Jones at NYC’s Museum of the Moving Image… “Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit”… Yes I still have that song in my head! Really! As a matter of fact, I sang the song all weekend long to anyone who would listen as I ... Read full article


Just For Fun! The Voices behind The Flintstones

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 25, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Just for Fun! The Fabulous Voices behind the Fabulous Flintstones!? I’m sure you’d recognize their voices anywhere, but here they are ‘in person’… the wonderful character actors that voiced Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty… Alan Reed as Fred Flintstone, Jean Vander P... Read full article


Birthday of the Week:

By Beth Daniels on May 27, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers

Born Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blank, May 30, 1908 - July 10, 1989 Autobiography That's Not All Folks!By and Philip Bashe, Warner Books, 1989 Okay, Now That's All Folks.But how cool is that? That Left Turn at Albuquerque It's quite possible that was my f... Read full article


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Mel Blanc Quotes:

Daffy Duck: Guess who Miss Shush is and I'll give you 26 million dollars and three cents.
Porky Pig: W-w-well, now, I...
Daffy Duck: Here's the clue. This is the sound of Miss Shush brushing her teeth on Wednesday.
[plays record]
Daffy Duck: Now who is Miss Shush?
Porky Pig: L-L-Lauren Bacall?
Daffy Duck: Oh, I'm sorry. But don't be discouraged. Miss Shush is right here in this studio, and I'm going to let you meet her. The famous movie star, Miss Shush!
[Opens dressing room door]
Porky Pig: Oh b-b-boy! I-I'll add to my autograph collection.
[Enters]
Daffy Duck: Miss Shush is in there, all right, but what I didn't tell him was that Miss Shush is really Mamie, the 600-pound gorilla, who appears in Obnoxious Pictures' "Jungle Jitters."
[Offstage growls and thrashing sounds]
Daffy Duck: Next contestant, please.


Daffy Duck: Obviously, I am dealing with inferior mentalities!


Junior: [singing] You boys must be pinched in the head / To keep working 'till you're almost dead / This is the way to gather nuts for winter / Now that summer is gone.


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Mel Blanc Facts
Originally, voice artists were not given screen credit on animated cartoons. After he was turned down for a raise by tight-fisted producer Leon Schlesinger, Blanc suggested they add his name as Vocal Characterizationist to the credits as a compromise and omitted the name of any other voice actor that worked on the cartoon. Not only did it give greater recognition to voice artists from then on, it helped to bring Blanc to the public eye and quickly brought him more work in radio.

1925: Was initiated into DeMolay at the Sunnyside Chapter in Portland, OR.

Sylvester the Cat was modeled after Blanc's character Sylvester on CBS Radio's "The Judy Canova Show" during the early 1940s.

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