Happy 98th birthday to the First Lady of Animation, June Foray, born on this day in 1917.

Here’s just a tiny sampling of the characters that’s she brought to life throughout the years.

To learn more about her life and work, in her own words, watch this expansive two-hour interview. June’s prolific career also includes multitudinous jobs on radio and television, like this role on the The Johnny Carson Show sixty years ago:

June Foray with Mel Blanc (left) and Chuck Jones at Warner Bros., ca. mid-1950s. Click to enlarge.
June Foray with Mel Blanc (left) and Chuck Jones at Warner Bros., ca. mid-1950s. Click to enlarge.
June Foray with Shel Dorf, founder of the San Diego Comic-Con, 1973.
June Foray with Shel Dorf, founder of the San Diego Comic-Con, 1973.
June Foray with Daws Butler (left) and Stan Freberg.
June Foray with Daws Butler (left) and Stan Freberg.
In addition to her voice acting, Foray was one of the mermaid models in Disney's "Peter Pan." In this photo, Foray is on the right. Photos via Andreas Deja)
In addition to her voice acting, Foray was one of the mermaid models in Disney’s “Peter Pan.” In this photo, Foray is on the right. Photos via Andreas Deja)

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Amid Amidi is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Cartoon Brew.

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