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VOICE ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908

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  Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)

Blanc, known as "The Man of 1000 Voices", was born in San Francisco,
California, and later moved to Portland, Oregon where he attended
Lincoln High School. He began his radio career at age 19 on the KGW
program The Hoot Owls in 1927. This is where his ability to produce
voices for a large number of characters was first noticed. Blanc also
worked for KEX radio in Portland with his own show in 1933.  

Mel Blanc later moved to Los Angeles and joined Warner-Bros- owned
KFWB radio in Hollywood where he soon became the voices of various
Warner-Bros cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and
Porky Pig, just to name a few.

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CLINT WALKER IS 87 TODAY

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Clint Walker (Norman Eugene Walker)

Walker is a retired actor best known for his cowboy role as Cheyenne
Bodie in the ABC television western series, Cheyenne (1955-1963). 

He worked as a doorman and club bouncer before finding success in
Hollywood.
 

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