Newswire: R.I.P. Janet Waldo, classic cartoon voice actress
As confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, longtime voice actress Janet Waldo has died. She had reportedly been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor in 2011 and “had been bed-bound for many months.” She was 96.
Waldo was born in Washington in 1920, and she got her start as a professional actor after winning an award while performing as part of a theater group at the University Of Washington. This brought her to the attention of Bing Crosby, who got her signed to a contract with Paramount. Waldo appeared in small roles in a bunch of films, but she settled into her niche when she began doing voice work on the radio. She starred on CBS’s radio series Meet Corliss Archer for eight years, and popped up on The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet, Edward G. Robinson’s Big Town, and Cecil B. DeMille’s Lux Radio.
Eventually, Waldo moved …