Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You Know The Voice: Janet Waldo on The Lucy Show (1962)

Episodes of The Lucy Show have become available on YouTube, Dailymotion, and elsewhere, and if memory serves, they have been on Hulu of late. Anyway, we told you before that cartoon grand dame Janet Waldo had made a guest appearance on the show, and here it is, from the 1st season (1962). She plays Marge, the newlywed sister of Lucy Carmichael (Lucille Ball), who visits Lucy after her first spat with her husband. Funny thing. Said husband is played by Peter Marshall, 4 years before The Hollywood Squares made him an icon!!


Janet has long since been bestowed iconic status, and now you know why, having worked with not only Bill Hanna & Joe Barbera, but also Lucy, and Andy Griffith, among others. At 90, she's still going strong.......

4 comments:

Samuel Wilson said...

I'm not sure whether someone known almost solely for her voice can be "iconic," but perhaps I'm being too literal today.

hobbyfan said...

Depends on what circles you run with, Sammy.

magicdog said...

Janet Waldo is iconic - certainly in the realm of VAs! Her voice was so distinctive you knew who she was regardless if it was a voice over role or on camera. Sadly she's also one of a handful of VAs from that generation still alive and kicking.

Everyone of a certain age knew her as Josie, Penelope Pitstop, Judy Jetson, or Peggy the girl who kept trying to steal Ricky Ricardo from Lucy! Lots of history there!

hobbyfan said...

Funny you should mention "I Love Lucy", Magicdog, because "The Young Fans" just became available, and will be up soon.