Portrayed Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" at the Little Theater, London, 1929.
Lucille La Varney | Lucile LaVerne | Lucille LaVerne | Lucille Lavarney | Lucille Laverne
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I used to think that when I was slaving around in unknown stock companies as a child that the world was made up of blizzards, thermometers that registered a hundred in the shade, icy cold dressing rooms, lumpy iron bedsteads, fried steaks, one night stands, and salary ghosts that never walked.
First diagnosed with cancer in 1933, forcing La Verne to have two surgeries. The cancer resurfaced in 1937, forcing her to retire from acting and have more surgery. The cancer came back for a third time in January 1945, and claimed her life four months later.