Voice of Judy Jetson Dies at Age 96

Janet Waldo was also the pipes behind Josie in 'Josie and the Pussycats'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2016 7:11 AM CDT

You won't hear Elroy's big sister laughing in the halls of Orbit High anymore. Janet Waldo, who voiced futuristic teenager Judy Jetson on the cartoon series The Jetsons, has died at the age of 96, ABC News reports. Waldo's daughter confirmed she passed away Sunday morning and that she'd had a benign but inoperable brain tumor that was diagnosed five years ago. Waldo—a Washington state native who started out as a screen actress in the late 1930s, notes the International Business Times—wasn't only the voice behind Judy, but also a slew of other Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters, including Penelope Pitstop in Wacky Races and the title character in Josie and the Pussycats, per Behind the Voice Actors. (The voice behind the Lucky Charms leprechaun died in April.)

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