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Raph's Girl
06-13-2016, 12:58 AM
Janet Waldo, basically the queen of Hannah Barbara toons, has died of brain cancer age 96. She voiced Judy Jetson, Penelope Pitstop, Pearl Slaghoople, Cindy Bear, Hogatha (the witch on The Smurfs), Circe (Thundarr The Barbarian), Josie (Josie and the Pussycats). Basically everyone's childhood... :cry:

http://abc30.com/entertainment/voice-of-judy-jetson-janet-waldo-dies-at-age-96/1383125/

Mayhem
06-13-2016, 02:45 AM
Really sorry to hear this... she had a damn good innings. I had the pleasure to meet her at SDCC 2010, and got her to sign her own card in her trademark Penelope Pitstop yelp heh...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mayhemers/4862083756/in/photolist-8pDs7h

ssjup81
06-13-2016, 03:12 AM
I thought she was younger. I recall seeing her on an episode of I Love Lucy. Of course I didn't recognize her, but I definitely recognized her voice. Her character was smitten with Ricky.

ranger_scout
06-13-2016, 11:39 AM
I grew up watching so many of her cartoons. :( At least she lived a long and happy life. R.I.P.

plastroncafe
06-13-2016, 11:44 AM
Thank you for everything Ms Waldo.

MikeandRaph87
06-13-2016, 11:58 AM
The last of the Jetsons unless Frank Welker's Orbity counts. I am glad to have her commentary on Jetsons episodes on DVD sets. I admired Janet's voice work and am a fan. She made appearances as minor characters in I Love Lucy and The Andy Griffith Show as well. did not realize Janet had cancer though. At her age it can develop quickly. Thanks, Janet you did a lot of minor or voice work but I will always aporeciate you!

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
06-13-2016, 12:03 PM
RIP ma'am. Thanks for making our childhoods that much more enjoyable.

pannoni1
06-13-2016, 03:32 PM
One of her interviews mentioned that "I hope the flying car really happens." Unfortunately, most agree nowadays that the future is the self-driving car and that the aircraft basically serve the purpose of aviation, with such a model being akin to an amphibious vehicle. Still, with over 100 film/TV credits that date back to Cocoanut Grove in 1938, I'm glad she enjoyed a long life, both live action and more famously as a voice actress. Just watch the closing credits to any classic H-B show from the 1960s to the 1980s, and around half of them feature Ms. Waldo on them, others not mentioned including Alvin & The Chipmunks, The Dukes, Yogi's Space Race, and Battle of the Planets.

A bit of trivia: her late husband's name was the same as that of the most famous general of the Confederacy, Robert E. Lee.

RIP Janet Waldo.

ranger_scout
06-13-2016, 04:19 PM
Rob Paulsen wrote this about her today.

She was just delightful. Always smiling and effervescent. 96. Bless her heart.

https://twitter.com/yakkopinky/status/742455317192003584

CyberCubed
06-13-2016, 04:50 PM
At 96 she lived a nice long fulfilling life. Godspeed.

TurtleTitan97
06-13-2016, 05:28 PM
RIP Judy Jetson :(

MikeandRaph87
06-13-2016, 05:34 PM
Really sorry to hear this... she had a damn good innings. I had the pleasure to meet her at SDCC 2010, and got her to sign her own card in her trademark Penelope Pitstop yelp heh...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mayhemers/4862083756/in/photolist-8pDs7h

Here it is.
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Also, reports of her death listed her as 96 at the time of passing, however I thought it was a little older than she was. Many reports are suggesting she was born in February 1924 making her 92.