Lucille La Verne Overview:

Actress, Lucille La Verne, was born Lucille Mitchum on Nov 7, 1872 in Nashville, TN. La Verne died at the age of 72 on Mar 4, 1945 in Culver City, CA and was laid to rest in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, CA.

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By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 7, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born November 7, 1872 Character Actress appeared in over 40 films including 1935′s?A Tale of Two Cities (as ‘The Vengeance’). She played her share of vengeful, tattered old hags — most famously ‘appearing’ as the voice (uncredited... Read full article


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Lucille La Verne Quotes:

Queen: But wait! There may be an antidote. Nothing must be overlooked.
[Reads]
Queen: Ah, here it is! "The Victim of the Sleeping Death can be revived only by Love's First Kiss." "Love's First Kiss." Bah! No fear of that. The dwarves will think she's dead. She'll be buried alive!
[Cackles]
Queen: Buried alive!


[first lines]
Queen: Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space, through wind and darkness I summon thee. Speak! Let me see thy face.
Magic Mirror: What wouldst thou know, my Queen?
Queen: Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?
Magic Mirror: Famed is thy beauty, Majesty. But hold, a lovely maid I see. Rags cannot hide her gentle grace. Alas, she is more fair than thee.
Queen: Alas for her! Reveal her name.
Magic Mirror: Lips red as the rose. Hair black as ebony. Skin white as snow.
Queen: Snow White!


Queen: Take her far into the forest. Find some secluded glade where she can pick wildflowers.
Huntsman: Yes, Your Majesty.
Queen: And there, my faithful huntsman, you will kill her!
Huntsman: But Your Majesty! The little princess!...
Queen: Silence! You know the penalty if you fail.
Huntsman: Yes, your Majesty.
Queen: But to make doubly sure you do not fail, bring back her heart in this.


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Lucille La Verne Facts
Provided the voice of the vain, wicked stepmother and her alter-ego, the black-hooded, apple-proffering hag, in Disney's first animated feature, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".

Was one of the first of the well known Broadway actors to return to stock and regional theaters on occasion to act and direct.

Her wicked voice lending as The Queen in "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs" was ranked #10 on the American Film Institute's villains list of 100 years of The Greatest Heroes and Villains.

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