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Friday, November 16, 2012

R.I.P. the Voice of "Smurfette"

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM

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  • Courtesy TV Guide
Let's all take a moment to think a nice thought about voice actor Lucille Bliss, who has passed away at the ripe age of 96. You'll know her best as the voice of "Smurfette" from The Smurfs during the golden age of cartoons (1981-1990)—but oh, she had quite a varied career. From TV Guide:

Over her 60 year career, Bliss provided the voices for a variety of cartoon characters, including Crusader Rabbit, the first star of an animated series produced for TV.

Bliss was also the original voice of Elroy Jetson, but the actress lost The Jetsons job after she refused to change her name to cover up that she was an adult woman voicing a young boy.

Man, the old-timey world was WEIRD. Regardless... nice work, Lucille, and you will be missed.

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