RIP The Voice Behind Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck and Bob from ‘Bob and Ray’
Alaskey was most noted for voicing some of Warner Bros. most beloved characters after the legendary Mel Blanc including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester the Cat, and Tweety Bird as well as voicing roles in Rugrats and Tom and Jerry just to name a very few. He passed away at 63 this week.
Bob Elliott, father to Chris Elliott and grandfather to Abby Elliott, was one half of one of the longest running duos in the history of comedy. With his partner Ray Goulding, Bob has performed on radio, TV, movies, and Broadway all the way back to the 1940s. It’s hard to think of such an achievement ever being bested these days. As noted above, Bob Elliott heads a sort of comedy dynasty. Bob passed away at 92 at the beginning of this week.
May the memory of their comedy live on as you’re probably looking both of them up on Wikipedia and YouTube right now.