The new biography Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices by Ben Ohmart starts shipping this week. Blanc created the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepe le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, and Barney Rubble, among hundreds of others. Ohmart’s book looks like the definitive statement on Blanc, who in the opinion of many (myself included) has never been surpassed for sheer range and skill as a voice actor.
According to the publisher’s description, the book is based in part on an unpublished biography by Mel Blanc’s son, Noel. It’s a massive 700-plus page book that includes a credit list and discography. Order Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices for $44 on Amazon.