|The voice of Bugs Bunny made millions laugh|
|Tuesday, April 12, 2011|
Dear Ken: Whatever happened to the great Mel Blanc, the man who was the voice behind Bugs Bunny? Born Melvin Jerome Blank in San Francisco, “the man of a thousand voices,” died in 1989 in Los Angeles of emphysema and heart disease at age 81. The gifted voice actor first gained fame on radio’s “Jack Benny Program,” but it was as dozens of famous cartoon characters that America and the world came to know his talents. Among other animated characters, Blanc provided the voice for Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Yosemite Sam, Pepe Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzalez, Barney Rubble and Sylvester the Cat. The words at the top of Blanc’s tombstone read: “THAT’S ALL FOLKS.”
Dear Ken: What singer had the hit song “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”? I can hear the song in my head but not remember who sang the song.
Dear Ken: Where is Nina Dobrev, who plays Elena and Katherine on “The Vampire Diaries,” from?
Dear Ken: Did Burt Reynolds ever play professional football?