Mel Blanc

  • Birth Name: Melvin Jerome Blank
  • Birth Place: San Fernando, California, United States
  • Died: July 10, 1989
  • Profession: Voice artist, Actor, Singer, Musician
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  • Played the bass, violin and sousaphone.
  • One of the first voice artists to receive screen credit.
  • Gave voice to Gideon the Cat in Disney's 1940 animated film Pinocchio, but producers later decided to render the character mute.
  • Appeared on-screen in only two live-action films, Neptune's Daughter (1949) and Kiss Me, Stupid (1964).
  • Had hits with the novelty tunes "I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat" and "The Woody Woodpecker Song".
  • Was involved in a near-fatal car accident in 1961 and received 15,000 get-well cards, many addressed simply to Bugs Bunny.
  • In the 1970s, he ran a school for voice artists with his son Noel.
  • Published his autobiography, That's Not All, Folks, in 1989.
  • Tombstone is adorned with the phrases That's All Folks and Man of a 100 Voices.
  • Was the honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades, CA.


  • Frederick Blank — Father
  • Eva Katz Blank — Mother
  • Henry Blank — Brother
  • Estelle Z. Rosenbaum Blanc — Wife
  • Noel Blanc — Son
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