Today, we are paying tribute to one of the grand dames of voice acting.
Word came over the wires overnight that Janet Waldo had passed away at 96. Janet had kept busy in recent years, returning to radio and contributing to Focus On The Family's Adventures in Odyssey until being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Janet's career spanned an amazing seven decades, working in radio, movies, cartoons, and television.
Of course, you know some of her better known roles, such as Josie from Josie & the Pussycats....
Judy Jetson (The Jetsons)......
and Penelope Pitstop (Wacky Races, Perils of Penelope Pitstop):
Janet landed one significant live-action series gig, acting opposite Tony Franciosa in the 1964 sitcom, Valentine's Day, and might be best known to radio listeners for Meet Corliss Archer. Curiously, she turned down the lead in the TV version of that series.
Rest in peace, Janet.