- Paperback: 164 pages
- Publisher: BearManor Media (July 4, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593934610
- ISBN-13: 978-1593934613
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,222,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Did You Grow Up with Me, Too? - The Autobiography of June Foray
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Top Customer Reviews
It was then, in the early '90s, that I saw what June Foray looked like...I had seen her name in the closing credits of several cartoons...she appeared on-camera for a commercial on Nick-at-Nite back when ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE were being added to the line-up. As a kid you don't really pay attention to the people behind the scenes...but under her name it said "voice of Rocky and Natasha", two characters I knew nothing of at the time because I had never seen BULLWINKLE until Nickelodeon began rerunning it. I found out that June was a voice artist who by that time had been in her profession for over 30 years!!
This book about the first lady of voice acting chronicles the life and times both on and off the air of June Foray. There are quite a collection of pictures of June and her voice acting co-stars...Read more ›
For the price, I felt her book was a very good deal. I do wish that it had been longer, however, for all the years that I have waited to read her story. I would have paid as much as three times what I paid to see a more exhaustive autobiography. I cannot agree with the one reviewer on this site who claimed that June spent too much time talking about her formative years. I would have liked to read a lot more about her life outside of the recording studio. I would have enjoyed hearing more about the love of her life, her husband who died 33 years ago. I would have liked to hear more about her parents. I would have enjoyed hearing more about her hobbies and relationships with people in general---not just the people she worked with. I would have enjoyed hearing even more about her coveted spot in animation history at Warners Bros., since so few women did voices for cartoons there. And the Fractured Fairy Tales from Rocky and Bullwinkle were near the top of my all time favorite cartoons; I would have enjoyed hearing more about them.
Still, a great read however, and at least I know a few more things about June's childhood, why she and Hobart married relatively later in life and how she felt about never having children. So many of the photographs are very, very enjoyable as well. I will take a shorter autobiography, any day, over a longer story written by someone else!
Also, for what it's worth, I bought an extra copy and gave it to a friend who had no idea who June Foray was. And my friend loved it. So don't be afraid to gift a copy to someone who isn't already a fan and/or an animation buff.
June Foray's prolific work in the field of voiceover for many, many years. You'll
enjoy this book if you remember Rocket J. Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, Nell Fenwick, Tweety's owner Granny, Witch Hazel .. I could go on and on. For me, it was a hard book to put down. I really enjoyed reading it (some nice pictures, too). As Chuck Jones summed it up: "June Foray is not the female Mel Blanc. Mel Blanc was the female June Foray."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book and thank June Foray for the countless hours of enjoyment she's responsible for in my lifePublished on March 25, 2013 by Donn Kaplan
Like Leonard Maltin I can't remember when I discovered that June Foray was the woman behind all those cartoon voices I heard. Ms. Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by Walter C. Case
Although a bit light in the page count, this slim volume is full of heart. June has written a very interesting account of her life. Read morePublished on July 28, 2010 by Paul G