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Lucille La Verne



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT 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 Kentucky Kernels
  • Hannah Milford
1934
No Score Yet 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
100% Abraham Lincoln
  • Midwife
1930
57% America
  • A Refugee Mother
1924
91% Orphans of the Storm
  • Mother Frochard
1921

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