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Great American entertainer, the voice of Bugs Bunny and other legendary cartoon characters.
Blanc started in radio in 1927, and within six years was co-starring with his wife on a largely adlibbed weekly program, titled Cobwebs and Nuts. Denied a huge budget, Blanc was compelled to provide most of the character voices himself, and in so doing cultivated the skills that would bring him fame. In 1937 he was hired to provide the voice for a drunken bull in the 1937 Warner Bros. "Looney Tune" Picador Porky. The rest is history. He became the voice of Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny (in 1940), Woody Woodpecker’s laugh. Sylvester, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzales, Tweety Pie, Pepe Le Pew, Yosemite Sam and so many others.
Blanc was also a regular on such radio series as The Abbott and Costello Show, The Burns and Allen Show and, for nearly three decades, the radio and television series of Jack Benny. In the 1950s and 1960s he became the voice of Barney Rubble on The Flintstones (1960-66) and Cosmo Spacely on The Jetsons (1962)
This is a very fine colour photograph (8" x 10") of Mel Blanc at his desk, surrounded by a montage of all the legendary cartoon characters whose voices he created over his long career. Blanc neatly signed and inscribed ("Hi Irene, Mel Blanc, 8/7/79") the photograph in blue ink, taking care to do so across clear areas of the image. In very good condition.