Joe Dougherty

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Joe Dougherty
Born Joseph Tapley Dougherty
(1898-11-04)November 4, 1898
Missouri
Died April 19, 1978(1978-04-19) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California
Cause of death
Heart attack
Known for The Voice of Porky Pig

Joseph Tapley "Joe" Dougherty (November 4, 1898 - April 19, 1978) was an American voice actor who provided the original voice of the Warner Bros. animation character, Porky Pig, starting with the character's debut in I Haven't Got a Hat in 1935 until Porky's Romance in 1937. After that, Mel Blanc took over the role and voiced Porky for 52 years. Dougherty spoke with a natural stutter which became one of the character's trademarks; Dougherty's inability to control his stutter was a factor in the part being recast.

Dougherty was born in Missouri. Before becoming an actor, Dougherty attended medical school at the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He died in Los Angeles, California.

Death[edit]

Dougherty died on April 19, 1978 from a heart attack. He was 79 years old.

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