Janet Waldo

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Janet Waldo
Janet Waldo.jpg
Years active at Hanna-Barbera 1962-2000
Characters played Judy Jetson
Penelope Pitstop
Mrs. Slaghoople
Morticia Addams

Janet Marie Waldo Lee was an American radio and voice actress. She is perhaps best remembered for lending her voice to numerous Hanna-Barbera characters, including Judy Jetson, Penelope Pitstop, Josie, and many others.

Waldo died on June 12, 2016 from a brain tumor at the age of 97.


20th century

21st century

Other roles

Behind the scenes

  • During the production of Jetsons: The Movie, Waldo's voice was replaced with pop artist Tiffany in the hopes that her name would generate more interest in the film. Despite the change, some of Waldo's performance remains in the finished movie; likely as a mistake. Voice director Andrea Romano expressed that the executive decision was "a huge mistake on so many levels," and asked to have her name to be removed from the credits. Romano received a number of hate mail despite her stance on the casting change.[1]
    • Gordon Hunt, another voice director of the movie, reportedly asked Tiffany to sound more like Waldo.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lawson, Tim; Persons, Alisa (2004). The Magic Behind the Voices. University Press of Mississippi. p. 319. ISBN 978-1578066964.