Monday, June 13, 2016

Judy Jetson Departs

From the New York Times (and Tom Sito, and Mark Evanier, and ...):

Janet Waldo, a voice-over actress who played sprightly teenagers for decades on popular cartoon shows, most notably “The Jetsons,” died on Sunday at her home in Encino, Calif. She was 96.

The television historian Stu Shostak, a friend, said the cause was an inoperable brain tumor.

Ms. Waldo broke through as the title character on “Meet Corliss Archer,” a CBS radio show about a girl next door that ran from the early 1940s until the mid-1950s.

In 1962 Ms. Waldo landed her first, and most enduring, animation role. She played Judy Jetson, the teenage daughter on “The Jetsons,” Hanna-Barbera’s futuristic answer to “The Flintstones.” The show initially lasted only one season; those episodes ran in syndication until new ones were made beginning in 1985. ...

Voice actors keep working longer than most thespians.

Ms. Waldo's career lasted longer than most, but she kept her pipes well-maintained, and it made her career. Rest in Peace.


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