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Actor, Roy Atwell, was born on May 2, 1878 in Syracuse, NY. Atwell died at the age of 83 on Feb 6, 1962 in New York City, NY .

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Roy Atwell appeared in over 35 films and shorts from 1922 to 1947 but is probably best known for being the voice of Doc in Walt Disney‘s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

In addition to his film work, he appeared in several Broadway plays including The Little Missus, and The Firefly -- and he was also a member of the Fortune Gallo's San Carlo Opera Company. He co-wrote the lyrics for "Some Little Bug is Going to Find You" which was recorded by Billy Murray in 1915 (Library of Congress link to song).

Roy Atwell was also a direct descendant of Revolutionary War soldier Joseph Atwell (1754-1834) who built a house in 1792 ("Atwell's Corners") in the area that is now Pompey Hollow (south of Syracuse NY).

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

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By Annmarie Gatti on May 2, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born May 2, 1878 ! appeared in over 35 films and shorts from 1922 to 1947, but is probably best known for being the voice of Doc in Walt Disney‘s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)… as himself and as Disney’s Doc ….. –Annm... Read full article


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Roy Atwell Quotes:

Doc: Step up to the tub, 'tain't no disgrace / Just pull up your sleeves and get 'em in place / Then scoop up the water and rub it on your face / And go "Bl-bl-bl, bl-bl-bl, bl-bl-bl!"


Doc: [as Dopey hesitantly sneaks up to their room where Snow White is sleeping] Don't be afraid. We're right behind you.
Dwarfs: [chorusing] Yes, we're right behind you.


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Active on Broadway from 1901-35 (see "Other Works").

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