Hollywood Forever Cemetery serves as a resting place for as many a star as there are in the sky, so you may not be amazed to come across the grave of a world-famous celebrity there. But some also come with amusing epitaphs or fascinating designs, and one of them says it all in just three words: “That’s all, folks!”
Of course, this is the grave of Mel Blanc, the Man of a Thousand Voices, who gave his heart and soul to many beloved cartoon characters. During the Golden Age of American Animation, he voiced such icons as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Woody Woodpecker, and more, as well as several Hanna-Barbera characters in the later years of television. Today, he is considered one of the greatest and most influential voice actors in history.
Blanc’s career first took off with a KGW radio program when he was only 19, showcasing his ability to use multiple different voices. Less than a decade later, he started working for Leon Schlesinger Productions, which would be later renamed Warner Brothers Cartoons. In 1937, he replaced Joe Dougherty as the voice of Porky Pig in the short Porky’s Duck Hunt, also debuting as Daffy Duck.
Despite his stellar contributions to animation, Blanc’s filmography includes few Disney projects with the exceptions of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (in which he reprised his Looney Tunes roles) and Pinocchio, in which his lines were cut in the final product.
Blanc passed away on July 10, 1989, at the age of 81 from complications of emphysema and coronary artery disease. According to his will, his gravestone was fittingly engraved with Porky Pig’s famous catchphrase, “THAT’S ALL FOLKS.” It also bears the Star of David and his title: “MAN OF 1,000 VOICES.” It can be easily found in the cemetery’s section 13, Pinewood, Plot #149.
Th-th-th-that’s all, folks!