If you have watched a cartoon in the past 60 years, then the answer to the question posed in the title of June Foray’s 2009 autobiography, “Did You Grow Up With Me, Too?” is undoubtedly, “yes.” Foray is one of the preeminent voiceover artists of this, or any, time. At 92, she is one of the few who remain from the golden age of theatrical cartoons.
Foray started her career on radio at age 12 in her hometown of Springfield, Mass., and by 15 she was working regularly. Two years later, she was in Los Angeles where she quickly became an in-demand voice actress.
During her decades-long career, Foray has worked for everybody who is anybody in the world of animation. She is best known for her work with Jay Ward, playing nearly every female on “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” including Natasha Fatale and Nell Fenwick, as well as being the voice of Rocky J. Squirrel. For Walt Disney, Foray played Lucifer the Cat in “Cinderella,” Grandmother Fa in “Mulan” and a mermaid in “Peter Pan.”