During his career, he was a regular performer on The Jack Benny Show.
Later in Mel's career, he did lecturing at several universities all across the United States. He appeared in commercials for American Express and 9 Lives Cat Food featuring Sylvester the Cat, and he voiced the "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" animated movie.
Mel Blanc is regarded as the most prolific voice actor in the history of film.
He died on July 10, 1989 from cardiovascular disease at the age of 81. Hundreds turned out for Mel's funeral in Hollywood. A cartoon was featured at his service that included a silenced microphone.
Mel Blanc rests in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood where the words on his monument are those voiced by Porky Pig "That's All Folks"