BLANC, MEL


BLANC, MEL
BLANC, MEL (1908–1989), U.S. voice actor. Born in San Francisco, California, Blanc was one of America's most distinguished and versatile voice actors during his long career with Warner Brothers and Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Blanc was the voice of a number of Warner Brothers' and Hanna-Barbera's most famous cartoon characters, including such favorites as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Woody Woodpecker, Tweety Bird, Speedy Gonzalez, and Sylvester the Cat. Blanc's talents first gained recognition when he worked as a regular on the Jack Benny Program, on which he served as the voice of Benny's automobile, violin teacher Professor LeBlanc, Polly the Parrot, and Benny's pet polar bear, Carmichael. Blanc appeared on various national radio programs including Burns and Allen, Point Sublime and G.I. Journal, before joining Warner Brothers' renowned cartoon studio, the Leon Schlesinger Studios, in 1936. It was at Warner Brothers that Blanc became the voice of his most celebrated characters. In addition to the aforementioned roles, Blanc was also responsible for the voices of Yosemite Sam, Pepe Lepew, Foghorn Leghorn, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Marvin the Martian, the Tasmanian Devil, and Elmer Fudd, a role inherited from Arthur Q. Bryan. During the early 1960s, Blanc began working at Hanna-Barbera studios, where he worked alongside the prominent vocal actors Daws Butler and Don Messick. Blanc's best-known characters from the Hanna-Barbera era are Barney Rubble, Cosmo G. Spacely, Hardy Harr Harr, and Captain Caveman. His last original character was Heathcliff the Cat, who first appeared in 1981. Blanc's tombstone and autobiography both bear his signature phrase, "That's all, folks\!" (Walter Driver (2nd ed.)

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  • Blanc, Mel — ▪ American entertainer byname of  Melvin Jerome Blanc   born May 30, 1908, San Francisco, California, U.S. died July 10, 1989, Los Angeles       entertainer renowned as America s greatest voice over artist who created more than 400 unique voices… …   Universalium

  • Blanc, Mel(vin Jerome) — born May 30, 1908, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. died July 10, 1989, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. entertainer. He began his career as a musician on NBC radio, and in 1933 he joined a daily radio program, for which he created several voices to augment… …   Universalium

  • Blanc, Mel(vin Jerome) — (30 may. 1908, San Francisco, Cal., EE.UU.–10 jul. 1989, Los Ángeles, Cal.). Artista estadounidense. Comenzó su carrera como músico en la radio NBC, y en 1933 se incorporó a un programa radial para el cual creó un repertorio de diversas voces con …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mel Blanc — Blanc in 1976 Born Melvin Jerome Blank May 30, 1908(1908 05 30) San Francisco, California, U.S …   Wikipedia

  • Mel Blanc — (1976). Fotografía tomada por Alan Light. Nombre real Melvin Jerome Blank Nacimiento 30 de mayo de 1908 …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Blanc — Blanc, Jean Joseph Louis * * * (as used in expressions) Blanc, (Jean Joseph Charles) Louis Blanc, Mel(vin Jerome) Mont Blanc …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mel — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Mel est le raccourci de message électronique[réf. nécessaire] Mel est aussi le langage de programmation de Maya. Mel est une commune italienne de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mel Blanc — (Foto: Alan Light, 1976) Melvin Jerome Blanc (* 30. Mai 1908 in San Francisco; † 10. Juli 1989 in Los Angeles) war ein US amerikanischer Hörspiel und Synchronsprecher sowohl in Radioprogrammen als auch in vielen Zeichentrickfilmen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mel (given name) — Mel can be the abbreviated version of the given names: Melvin, Melanie, Melinda, Melissa or Melville. It is also a standalone name from the Gaelic Maol, meaning follower of Jesus. Contents 1 People 2 Fictional characters …   Wikipedia


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