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Janet Waldo
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Waldo in 2013
Janet Marie Waldo

(1919-02-04)February 4, 1919
Died June 12, 2016(2016-06-12) (aged 97)
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 1938–2013
Robert Edwin Lee
(m. 1948; died 1994)
Children 2
Relatives Elisabeth Waldo (sister)

Janet Marie Waldo (February 4, 1919 – June 12, 2016) was an American radio and voice actress. She was best known in animation for voicing Judy Jetson, Nancy in Shazzan, Penelope Pitstop, and Josie in Josie and the Pussycats, and on radio as the title character in Meet Corliss Archer.

Early life

Al Feldstein, was a writer-illustrator of the Meet Corliss Archer comic book. Waldo was depicted on the front cover twice, as herself and as Corliss

Waldo was born in Yakima, Washington in 1919. Her mother, Jane Althea Blodgett, was a singer trained at the Boston Conservatory of Music, and her father, Benjamin Franklin Waldo, was, according to Waldo family lore, a distant cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Her elder sister, Elisabeth Waldo, is an authority on pre-Columbian music and an award-winning composer-violinist who appeared in the film Song of Mexico (1945).

Waldo attended the University of Washington, where her performance in a student theatrical garnered her an award and brought her to the attention of a Paramount Pictures talent scout, who signed Waldo for a screen test, which led to a contract with the studio.


Waldo died on June 12, 2016 at the age of 97. She is interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.

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