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
Occupation Voice actor, actor
Years active 1935–1967
Known for The Voice of Porky Pig

Joseph Tapley "Joe" Dougherty (November 4, 1898 – April 19, 1978) was an American voice actor and 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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