Trivia on June Foray (continued)
- June was able to increase her stature with what she termed "clunky platform shoes":
Though surely she did not wear such shoes, all the time,
June did mention, in her letter, that wearing such shoes
did elevate her 4'11" height to 5' 1.5". She joked with me,
in her letter: "How come at 14 you're taller than I ?!?"
- Mentioned that an audition tape, for voice work,
should never be more than 5 minutes in length.
I continued to read this statement, from her, in interviews over the years. I am sure that she is absolutely correct,
about this. I will say, however, that 5 minutes never seemed
like very much time, at all, to showcase one's talents
- Mentioned that she loved visiting Kenya, East Africa, so very much, in July 1973, that she planned to visit it again, the following summer:
She commented that Africa was so very beautiful. She
added that she would visiting it, again, after she attended a film festival, in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. I was very impressed since Yugoslavia was behind the Iron Curtain........and not exactly a very popular country to visit, among Americans who went to Communist countries back then. I would have liked to have visited it myself !
- Paul Frees said, in his own letter to me, about June:
"June Foray is a very lovely woman" and "When you have a talent, like June Foray, you are ageless!!........Her voice
will just go on, forever, and will always be ageless!........."
- June closed her letter to me stating:
"Brian, my boy, I feel that I've been at the typewriter for hours and still haven't already answered all the questions, that you asked. But have patience with me. When you write next, I promise that I shall be more informative and shan't make you wait so long."
I really liked the way she threw in the word "shan't".......
It reminded me of the "classiness", that I have always come to associate with June Foray. But anyway, over the years, she never did write again, despite the fact that she said this. I tried, several times, over the years, to correspond with her, and she never did follow through. It definitely was not the same, as writing to the Great Daws Butler, who welcomed my letters, and wrote several times.
Be that as it may, however, my admiration for June, her many accomplishments, her incredible stamina and wonderful achievements, have not been diminished very much, by that fact. I still hold her up as a Wonderful Icon, in the Animation Field........and I am very glad that she is still with us, at the Dawning of the 21st Century!
I might add that, I wish that she had been awarded that Star, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, long, long before she
was (in the year 2000). No one deserved it more.........no one, of her great stature, should have had to wait so long, to get that Star..........