HERE’S TO SATURDAY…AND SMILING (June Foray, R.I.P.)

“[Jay] and Bill Scott [head writer and voice of Bullwinkle J. Moose] started telling me about this idea they had about a moose and a squirrel. I thought it was a cockeyed idea, but after the second martini, I thought it was wonderful.”

(June Foray, to the Los Angeles Times, in 2011. She was the voice of Rocky the Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, Cindy Lou Who…and hundreds more who stayed in our heads, even if we had to watch cartoons at the neighbor’s house. Having worked into the twenty-first century, she died yesterday, eight weeks short of her 100th birthday. If you’re counting up those in Hollywood who spread more happiness, you won’t need your second hand….or your second finger.)