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...And Goodbye, Joanne: RIP Janet Waldo

This has been a hard year for Adventures in Odyssey fans. Earlier this year, Alan Young, the voice of Jack Allen died. We regret to inform you that another beloved actor has left us: Janet Waldo.

Janet Waldo died this past Sunday at the age of 96. For animation fans, she is most known for her role as Judy Jetson on The Jetsons, as well as other cartoons. However, for all of us, she was the voice of Jack Allen's wife, Joanne Woodston- Allen.

Janet first appeared on Odyssey in the episode titled Wonderwold. In that episode and subsequent ones, she played Maureen Hodges, Lawrence Hodges' mother. Janet later changed roles and started playing (then) Joanne Woodston in The Decision. Her character and Jack Allen were later married in, For Whom The Wedding Bells Toll, Part 3. Janet appeared in over 30 episodes, with 28 of them having Joanne in them. We last heard her in Home Again, Part 2. That episode also contained Alan Young's last appearance on AIO.

Our prayers are with her family at this difficult time. We miss you, Janet. Thanks for the wonderful memories!

Austin Peachey

Austin Peachey is a die-hard reader and audio drama fan. He's run the Adventures in Odyssey Blog for over 8 years and has produced a few audio dramas of his own. He's also worked on the 2nd edition of The Official Guide to Odyssey and can be heard on Phil Lollar's Iliad House.

4 comments:

  1. Really? That is so sad. May God bless the shows the Janet Waldo has worked on. But it's weird that Janet & Alan died close to the same time and the same age. -Chris

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  2. Austin, if you don't know, you can get a sneek peek of album 62: Let's Put On a Show on AIO Wiki.com. -Chris

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  3. Oops! I mean aiowiki.com. -Chris

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  4. That is so sad! First Allen Young now Janet Waldo! God Bless them both!

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