Lucille La Verne

Lucille La Verne

  • Highest Rated: 100% A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% America (1924)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Coming to films from the stage in 1914, actress Lucille LaVerne had a career which endured for over twenty years. She seemed to dote on playing tattered old hags, staggering tosspots, time- and care-worn slum mothers and indomitable frontierswomen. She was delightful in her own nasty way as the old harridan who forces blind Dorothy Gish to sing in the streets in Griffith's Orphans of the Storm (1922). Successfully making the transition to sound, she was seen as petty-crook James Cagney's overprotective mother in Sinner's Holiday (1930), a slatternly underworld fence in Little Caesar (1930) and "The Vengeance," the toothless, cackling insurrectionist in Tale of Two Cities (1935). A more benign LaVerne was seen as a hillbilly matriarch who's set her cap for old blowhard Noah Beery Sr. in Wheeler & Woolsey's Kentucky Kernels (1934). Lucille LaVerne's most famous screen role, was one in which her face was never seen: she served as voice and model of the Wicked Queen in the 1937 Disney animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Zaza Actor 2013
98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Queen/Witch 1937
100% A Tale of Two Cities La Vengeance 1935
No Score Yet School for Girls Miss Keeble 1935
No Score Yet Kentucky Kernels Hannah Milford 1934
No Score Yet The Mighty Barnum Joyce Heth 1934
80% Pilgrimage Mrs. Hatfield 1933
No Score Yet Hearts of Humanity Actor 1933
No Score Yet Wayne Murder Case Mrs. Sheen 1932
No Score Yet She Wanted a Millionaire Mother Norton 1932
No Score Yet Alias The Doctor Actor 1932
No Score Yet The Unholy Garden Lucie Villars 1931
91% Little Caesar Ma Magdalena 1931
No Score Yet An American Tragedy Mrs. Asa Griffiths 1931
90% Abraham Lincoln Midwife 1930
57% America A Refugee Mother 1924
92% Orphans of the Storm Mother Frochard 1921

QUOTES FROM Lucille La Verne CHARACTERS

Queen/Witch
Oh! What a cute little chair. Why, there's seven little chairs. Must be seven little children. And from the look of this table, seven untidy little children
Queen/Witch
Oh! What a cute little chair. Why, there's seven little chairs. Must be seven little children. And from the look of this table, seven untidy little children.
Queen/Witch
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?
Magic Mirror
Why, Snow White is the fairest.
Queen/Witch
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all!?
Magic Mirror
Famed is thy beauty majesty, but ho! A lovely maid I see. Rags cannot hide her gentle grace. Alas, she is more fair than thee.
Queen/Witch
Alas for her. Reveal her name.
Magic Mirror
Lips red as the rose, hair black as ebony, skin white as snow.
Queen/Witch
*gasps* Snow White.
Queen/Witch
Dip the apple in the brew. Let the sleeping death seep through. There! On the skin! The symbol of what lies within. Now turn red to tempt Snow White, to make her hunger for a bite.
Queen/Witch
Dip the apple in the brew. Let the Sleeping Death seep through. [the poison on the apple forms a skull] Look! On the skin! The symbol of what lies within. Now, turn red, to tempt Snow White, to make her hunger for a bite.
Queen/Witch
[offering the apple to the raven] Have a bite? [the raven flaps wildly, trying to escape] [laughing] It's not for you, it's for Snow White. When she breaks the tender peel, to taste the apple in my hand, her breath will still, her blood congeal, then I'll be fairest in the land!
Queen/Witch
Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?