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  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 13 Sep 1990
  • Star rank: 2337
  • Address:
    7026 Hollywood Blvd
  • Position: 3 tiles from the curb, facing west
  • GPS location:
    34.101417, -118.342473

Woody Woodpecker

Biography

Woody Woodpecker, from the opening title sequence for the 1951 short Puny Express. This logo sequence was used on many Woody cartoons of the time.

Source: Wikipedia

Woody Woodpecker is an anthropomorphic animated woodpecker who appeared in theatrical short films produced by the Walter Lantz animation studio and distributed by Universal Pictures. Though not the first of the screwball characters that became popular in the 1940s, Woody is perhaps the most indicative of the type.

Fact file

  • First appearance: Knock Knock (1940)
  • Created by: Ben Hardaway Walter Lantz Alex Lovy
  • Portrayed by: Mel Blanc (1940–1941; speaking), (1940-1949; trademark laugh), (1940-1972; “Guess Who” line), (2001; Woody Woodpecker: Escape from Buzz Buzzard Park) Ben Hardaway (1941–1949; speaking) Danny Webb (1941–1942; speaking) Kent Rogers (1942–1944; speaking) Grace Stafford (1950–1972, 1990) Cherry Davis (in Who Framed Roger Rabbit) Billy West (1999–2002)
  • Nickname(s): Woody
  • Species: Woodpecker
  • Gender: Male
  • Occupation: Woodpecker
  • Family: Splinter and Knothead (niece and nephew) Scrooge Woodpecker (uncle)
  • Significant other(s): Winnie Woodpecker

Read more about Woody Woodpecker at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Almanac: Woody Woodpecker
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72 years ago today the cartoon favorite made his big-screen debut

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