Popular Cartoon Voice Over Actor Behind Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny Dies At 63


Joe Alaskey, the voice behind some of the most beloved cartoon characters including Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird, has died at the age of 63.

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Alaskey, who had been battling cancer, in the late 1980s was one of the successors to the late cartoon pioneer Mel Blanc, who was known as “The Man of 1,000 voices.”

Daffy Duck proved to be one of Alaskey’s best characters and in 2004, the New York-born actor won an Emmy for his performance on Cartoon Network’s “Duck Dodgers.”

Apart from playing Looney Tune characters, he also lent his talent to other roles, playing the voice of Richard Nixon in the Oscar-winning “Forrest Gump” and Jackie Gleason in “King of the World.”

Source: Punch

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