Verna Felton

Verna Felton

Highest Rated: 100% The Gunfighter (1950)

Lowest Rated: 44% Picnic (1955)

Birthday: Jul 20, 1890

Birthplace: Salinas, California, USA

With a gentle, kindly voice, Verna Felton made a name for herself as a character actress while providing voices for several of Walt Disney's most beloved films. After a few uncredited parts in the late 1930s and early '40s, Felton landed her first role with Walt Disney Pictures in 1941, providing the voice of Mrs. Jumbo, the ill-fated mother of the little elephant with the big ears in "Dumbo." Having charmed the Disney execs with her vocal chords, she was cast in perhaps her most famous role, the Fairy Godmother in Disney's midcentury classic "Cinderella," in which she voiced the timeless song of magic nonsense words, "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo." She continued her work with Disney the following year, 1951, taking on a new character type as the maniacal Queen of Hearts in the Lewis Carroll adaptation "Alice in Wonderland." Though best known for her work with Disney, Felton was also a prolific live-action film and television actress. Her largest role by far came on "December Bride" as Hilda Crocker, an amateur matchmaker to her best friend. Felton would reprise this role in the series' spinoff, "Pete and Gladys," in the early 1960s. When "December Bride" ended in 1959 (and before "Pete and Gladys" had premiered), Felton voiced another fairy for Disney, this time Flora in "Sleeping Beauty." She would go on to appear in two more Disney films, and her last, "The Jungle Book," was released in 1967, a year after her death.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 82% The Jungle Book Elephant (Voice) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Button Willow Mrs. Pomeroy/Mother/Lady on Trolley (Voice) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of the Timberland Aunt Sarah (Character) - 1960
89% 80% Sleeping Beauty Flora (Voice) $11.6M 1959
No Score Yet 31% The Oklahoman Mrs. Waynebrooke (Character) - 1957
93% 80% Lady and the Tramp Aunt Sarah (Voice) - 1955
44% 55% Picnic Helen Potts (Character) $24K 1955
No Score Yet 76% Belles on Their Toes Cousin Leora (Character) - 1952
81% 78% Alice in Wonderland Queen of Hearts (Voice) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buccaneer's Girl Dowager (Character) - 1950
97% 80% Cinderella Fairy Godmother (Voice) $33.5M 1950
100% 89% The Gunfighter Mrs. August Pennyfeather (Character) - 1950
98% 70% Dumbo The Elephant Matriarch/Mrs. Jumbo (Voice) - 1941

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Mrs. Porter (Guest Star) 1953

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