Mel Blanc

The Man of Thousand Voices
Birth Name:
Melvin Jerome Blank
Birth Date:
May 30, 1908
Birth Place:
San Francisco, California
Death Date:
July 10, 1989
Place of Death:
 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death:
Emphysema and heart disease
Cemetery Name:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Known as "The Man of Thousand Voices" Mel Blanc developed and performed nearly 400 distinct character voices including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd with precision and a uniquely expressive vocal range.

During more than 50 years in show business, Blanc provided voices for some 3,000 cartoons produced by various studios, but he is associated most with the work he did for Warner Bros. He created voices for an estimated 90 percent of Warner characters, including such cartoon stars as:

  • Bugs Bunny
  • Porky Pig
  • Foghorn Leghorn
  • Daffy Duck
  • Tweety Pie
  • Road Runner
  • Sylvester
  • Barney Rubble
  • Dino
  • Wile E. Coyote
  • Pepé Le Pew
  • Marvin the Martian

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd

Los Angeles, California, 90038


North America


Grave Location:

Garden of Exodus, Pinewood Section, Plot 149

Grave Location Description

Drive through the gates and straight ahead, headstone is on the left on the road. Seriously … you can’t miss it.

Grave Location GPS

34.0885524, -118.3200410

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