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Valerie Brown

Character

Valerie Brown plays the tambourines. The voice of reason in the group, Valerie is highly intelligent and a mechanical wizard. The speaking voice was provided by Barbara Pariot, the singing voice by Patrice Holloway.

The Valerie character was the first African-American female character on a regular Saturday morning cartoon series. The Hardy Boys drummer Pete Jones had been the first African-American male to appear on Saturday mornings a year earlier, and Hanna-Barbera also introduced a Harlem Globetrotters series, which featured an African-American drummer named Pete Jones (portrayed by real-life session drummer Bob Crowder in live segments), and it aired in 1969, a year before Josie and the Pussycats. However, Valerie was the very first female African-American cast member on a regular Saturday-morning cartoon.

Valerie Brown plays the tambourines. The voice of reason in the group, Valerie is highly intelligent and a mechanical wizard. The speaking voice was provided by Barbara Pariot, the singing voice by Patrice Holloway.

The Valerie character was the first African-American female character on a regular Saturday morning cartoon series. The Hardy Boys drummer Pete Jones had been the first African-American male to appear on Saturday mornings a year earlier, and Hanna-Barbera also introduced a Harlem Globetrotters series, which featured an African-American drummer named Pete Jones (portrayed by real-life session drummer Bob Crowder in live segments), and it aired in 1969, a year before Josie and the Pussycats. However, Valerie was the very first female African-American cast member on a regular Saturday-morning cartoon.

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