Laverne Harding

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Laverne Harding
Born (1905-10-10)October 10, 1905
Louisiana
USA
Died September 25, 1984(1984-09-25) (aged 78)
Los Angeles, California
USA
Other names LaVerne Harding
Verne Harding

Laverne Harding (October 10, 1905 - September 25, 1984) was an American animator.

Harding, who worked for the Walter Lantz studio for much of her half-century career in animation, is among the earliest woman animators.[1]

By 1932, Harding had settled in Los Angeles and was a student at the Chouinard Art Institute. Working for the Lantz studio from 1934 until 1960,[1] Harding was particularly noted for her work on Woody Woodpecker cartoons; she designed the version of the character that was in use from 1950 to 1999. After leaving Lantz, she animated for Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Yogi Bear.[1] She later worked for DePatie-Freleng Enterprises on Pink Panther cartoons, and was briefly employed at Warner Bros. and Filmation as well.[1]

Harding was a native of the state of Louisiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Laverne Harding at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 12, 2007