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Lucille La Verne

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Cause of death  Cancer
Role  Actress
Name  Lucille Verne

Years active  1888–1937
Occupation  Actress
Known for  Evil Queen
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Born  November 7, 1872 (1872-11-07) Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died  March 4, 1945, Culver City, California, United States
Resting place  Inglewood Park Cemetery, United States of America
Movies  Snow White and the Seve, Abraham Lincoln, Orphans of the Storm, Sinners' Holiday, Alias the Doctor
Similar People  Adriana Caselotti, Pinto Colvig, David Hand, Ted Sears, Ben Sharpsteen

Lucille La Verne (November 7, 1872 – March 4, 1945) was an American actress known for her appearances in silent, scolding, obnoxious, vituperative, sarcastic, cunning, and vengeful roles in early color films, as well as for her triumphs on the American stage. She is best known as the voice of the first Disney villain, Queen Grimhilde, Snow White's evil stepmother, from Walt Disney's first animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

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Biography

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La Verne was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 7, 1872. She began her career as a child in local summer stock. As a teenager, she performed in small touring theater troupes. When she was fourteen she played both Juliet and Lady Macbeth back to back. Her ability to play almost any part quickly caught the attention of more prolific companies, and she made her Broadway debut in 1888. She then became a leading lady with some of the best stock companies in America, scoring triumphs in San Francisco and Boston among other cities. She eventually ran her own successful stock company.

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On the New York stage, she was known for her range and versatility. Among her hits on Broadway were principal roles in Uncle Tom's Cabin, Seven Days and Way Down East. She was also known for her blackface roles. Her biggest stage triumph came in 1923, when she created the role of Widow Caggle in the hit play Sun Up. Between the Broadway run, US tour, and European tour, La Verne would give over 3,000 performances. She also worked on Broadway as a playwright and director. In the late 1920s, a Broadway theater was named for her for a short period of time.

She made her motion picture debut in 1914. Her best-known part is that of the voice of Queen Grimhilde, and her alter ego, the old hag, Snow White's evil stepmother, from Disney's 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Death

La Verne died at the age of 72 in Culver City, California on March 4, 1945, after suffering from cancer. She never married and left no survivors and is in interned at Inglewood Park Cemetery.

Filmography

  • 1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – role: Queen (voice) / Witch (voice)
  • 1936 – Ellis Island – role: voice on radio (uncredited)
  • 1936 – The Blow Out (short) – role: The Bomber (voice) (uncredited)
  • 1936 – Hearts of Humanity – role: undetermined role
  • 1935 – A Tale of Two Cities – role: The Vengeance (as Lucille LaVerne)
  • 1934 – The Mighty Barnum – role: Joice Heth
  • 1934 – Kentucky Kernels – role: Aunt Hannah (as Lucille LaVerne)
  • 1934 – School for Girls – role: Miss Keeble
  • 1934 – Beloved – role: Mrs. Briggs
  • 1933 – The Last Trail – role: Mrs. Wilson
  • 1933 – Pilgrimage – role: Mrs. Kelly Hatfield
  • 1932 – Wild Horse Mesa – role: Ma [The General] Melberne
  • 1932 – A Strange Adventure – role: Miss Sheen
  • 1932 – Babes in the Woods – role: Witch (voice) (uncredited)
  • 1932 – Breach of Promise – role: Mrs. Flynn
  • 1932 – Hearts of Humanity – role: Mrs. Sneider
  • 1932 – While Paris Sleeps – role: Mme. Golden Bonnet
  • 1932 – Alias the Doctor – role: Martha Brenner, Karl's foster mother (as Lucille LaVerne)
  • 1932 – She Wanted a Millionaire – role: Undetermined Supporting Role (scenes deleted)
  • 1932 – Union Depot – role: lady with pipe (uncredited)
  • 1931 – The Unholy Garden – role: Lucie Villars
  • 1931 – 24 Hours – role: Mrs. Dacklehorse
  • 1931 – An American Tragedy – role: Mrs. Asa Griffiths
  • 1931 – The Great Meadow – role: Elvira Jarvis
  • 1931 – Little Caesar – role: Ma Magdalena (uncredited)
  • 1930 – The Comeback (short) – role: undetermined role
  • 1930 – Du Barry, Woman of Passion – role: bit role (uncredited)
  • 1930 – Sinners' Holiday – role: Mrs. Delano (as Lucille LaVerne)
  • 1930 – Abraham Lincoln – role: mid-wife
  • 1928 – The Last Moment – role: innkeeper
  • 1925 – Sun-Up – role: mother
  • 1924 – His Darker Self – role: Aunt Lucy
  • 1924 – America – role: refugee mother
  • 1923 – Zaza – role: Aunt Rosa
  • 1923 – The White Rose – role: 'Auntie' Easter
  • 1921 – Orphans of the Storm – role: mother Frochard
  • 1919 – The Praise Agent – role: Mrs. Eubanks
  • 1918 – Tempered Steel – role: Old Mammy
  • 1918 – The Life Mask – role: Sarah Harden
  • 1917 – Polly of the Circus – role: Mandy
  • 1916 – The Thousand-Dollar Husband – role: Mme. Batavia (as Lucille La Varney)
  • 1916 – Sweet Kitty Bellairs – role: Lady Maria (as Lucille Lavarney)
  • 1915 – Over Night – role: undetermined role
  • References

    Lucille La Verne Wikipedia


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