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Adriana Caselotti Profile

Adriana Caselotti
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(Adriana Loretto Caselotti)
6 May 16 is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut to
Guido Hocke Caselotti and Maria Orefice
? lives in a convent in Rome, Italy
18 May 31 makes her singing debut at a recital at Hollywood High School
December 32 gets a standing ovation for her performance at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel
30 September 34 sings on The Italian Hour on KFAC
28 February 35 stars in the stage production of Santarellina at the Figueroa Playhouse
31 May 35 sings on Opera Gems on KECA
? is called "the greatest living Carmen"
21 December 37 she and co-star Harry Stockwell convince security guards to allow them into the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) at the Pantages Theater
21 January 38 columnist Edwin Schallert reports that "Adriana Caselotti was chosen from 150 applicants to talk and sing for Walt Disney's cartoon heroine in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs now proving popular screen fare at the Carthay Circle."
26 January 38 columnist Louella Parsons reports that "Walt Disney is really perturbed over the plan of Fanchon & Marco to engage Adriana Caselotti, who was heard as Snow White."
31 March 38 is interviewed at WBBM's We, the People
8 April 38 provides entertainment at the College Inn Floor Show
38 is engaged to a successful aviator
sues Walt Disney for $200,000 after being paid less than $1,000 for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Her co-star, Harry Stockwell, sues for $100,000 after being paid less than $500.
November 38 holidays at Waikiki
9 January 39 when asked about her lawsuit against Walt Disney, she says "Oh, I hope to win it some day, but it will have to be postponed for a while. I'm too busy right now thinking about my new job."
3 March 39 says "I've found nothing to equal Bex APC Tablets for stopping pain."
39 is paid $100 for her role in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
12 May 41 says to the AP, "I'm glad I was Snow White. It was a happy thing to translate my voice into the childlike songs of the little heroine."
45 stars as a coldblooded femme killer on Hollywood Mystery Time
19 March 45 marries Robert James Chard, a local theater ticket broker
? divorces Chard
51/52 marries actor Norval B Mitchell in Florida
69 rents a room to Marv Newland, who would create Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969)
28 April 72 becomes a widower of Mitchell
29 September 72 marries Dr. Joseph D Costigan
22 November 72 appears on The Julie Andrews Hour to sing songs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
30 December 72 says of her recent marriage to Dr. Costigan "he was so determined to establish himself as a doctor that he didn't want to marry right away... after Norval died, I called and told him what happened. He asked me to have dinner with him, and a half an hour after we met he asked me to marry him."
25 July 79 becomes a widower of Costigan
89 marries Joseph Laureat Florian St Pierre, a postal employee
? divorces St Pierre
94 receives the Disney Legend Award
19 January 97 dies in Los Angeles, California
Sources:
The Pasadena Post, The Long Beach Sun, Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Evening Post-Record, The Shreveport Journal, The Fresno Bee, The Commercial Appeal, Chicago Tribune, The Sacramento Bee
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Filmography
Adriana Caselotti in The Fairest of Them All