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Mel Blanc

Melvin Jerome Blanc (; May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and radio personality. After beginning his over-60-year career performing in radio, he became known for his work in animation as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and most of the other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons during the golden age of American animation.

He later voiced characters for Hanna-Barbera's television cartoons, including Barney Rubble on The Flintstones and Mr. Spacely on The Jetsons. During the golden age of radio, Blanc also frequently performed on the programs of comedians from the era, including Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen, The Great Gildersleeve, and Judy Canova.

Blanc was nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices", and is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice acting industry.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 30th, 1908 (San Francisco), Died July 10th, 1989 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 10521 9/16/1957 The Woody woodpecker waltz Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10522 9/16/1957 Jiminy Christmas Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10523 9/16/1957 Chilly Willy the penguin Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10524 9/16/1957 The cuckoo clock song Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10525 9/23/1957 Homer pigeon Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10526 9/23/1957 Oswald the rabbit hop Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10527 9/23/1957 Heinie the laughing hyena Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10528 9/23/1957 The birthday song Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10529 9/25/1957 My little brown uke Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10530 9/25/1957 The Woody Woodpecker song Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10531 9/25/1957 Andy panda polka Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10532 9/25/1957 Pepito chickeeto Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  
Decca L 10559 9/25/1957 The Woody Woodpecker march Mel Blanc ; Grace Stafford ; Gloria Wood ; The Woodyetts vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Blanc, Mel," accessed October 1, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304626.

Blanc, Mel. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 1, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304626.

"Blanc, Mel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 1 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/304626

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