Monday, June 13, 2016

Janet Waldo, Voice Of Judy Jetson, R.I.P.

Janet Waldo, the veteran cartoon voice actress who provided the voice of Judy Jetson in both television versions of The Jetsons, passed away on Sunday at age 96.

Miss Waldo actually had her first major role of any real notice in the title role of a CBS radio network series entitled Meet Corliss Archer which was a series which ran from 1943 to 1956 about a teenager.

But it is in animation that Janet became best known.  She played Judy Jetson, George and Jane's teenaged daughter on a Hanna-Barbera-produced cartoon show that had two runs on ABC (1962-63), then syndication (1985-87).

Janet also played Judy in the featured-lenghth movie Jetsons:The Movie which was released in 1990.  However, she was abruptly replaced by fading pop star Tiffany.

Janet, who did numerous voice jobs in TV and theatrical cartoons, was the original series' last surviving cast member.

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