This Day in Jewish History The Man Who Was the Voice of Bugs Bunny Is Born

Although he never appeared on screen, Mel Blanc was a sort of legend in his lifetime.

On July 10, 1989, actor Mel Blanc, who gave a voice to Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, Barney Rubble and many other beloved animated characters, died, at the age of 81. Although he almost never appeared on screen, Blanc became something of a legend in his lifetime, and was the first voice actor to have his name appear in a film’s credits for his work.