Cause of death
The Man of 1,000 Voices
Voice actor, radio personality
Source Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc
was an American voice actor and radio personality, who was best known for his voice work with
Walter Lantz Productions
, and radio work on
The Jack Benny Program
The Hoot Owls
Disney, he provided the voice of Gideon in . However, when it was decided that Gideon would be mute, Blanc's lines were cut from the final film, except for three hiccups.
At one point, he was considered to voice
Dopey in by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Walt Disney.
, he reprised the voices of several of his classic Warner Bros. characters, except for Who Framed Roger Rabbit Yosemite Sam, whom he refused to voice due to always being rough on his throat (the role went to Joe Alaskey instead, as a result).