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Verna Felton

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Verna Felton (July 20, 1890 – December 15, 1966) was an American actress who was best-known for providing most of the female voices in numerous Disney animated films as well as voicing Fred Flintstone’s mother-in-law for Hanna-Barbera. She also worked extensively in radio, notably playing Junior the Mean Widdle Kid’s grandmother on the Red Skelton Radio Show and Dennis Day’s mother on Jack Benny’s radio program.

On the strength of her guest appearances on I Love Lucy, she was given a weekly supporting role on the TV series December Bride as the friend of the character played by Spring Byington.

She also performed on radio, being a regular on The Abbott and Costello Show.

Verna was a popular actress at the Walt Disney Studios, lending her voice to several of Walt’s animated features including:

* Dumbo (1941) as the matriach elephant
* Cinderella (1950) as the Fairy Godmother
* Alice in Wonderland (1951) As the Queen of Hearts
* Lady and the Tramp (1955) As Aunt Sarah
* Sleeping Beauty (1959) as Flora
* The Jungle Book (1967) as Winifred

Verna on M*A*S*H

Col. Potter, the lovable old commanding officer of the 4077th kept a picture of his beloved wife, Mildred, on his desk at all times. The woman in the picture was Verna Felton, whom Harry Morgan had worked with in the 1950’s on the T.V. show December Bride.

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