Sunday, August 16, 2009

Virginia Davis - 1918-2009

Virginia Davis, star of Walt Disney's early "Alice Comedies," passed away Saturday morning, August 15, 2009, at the age of 90.

Disney approached the parents of the four year old Davis in 1923, after seeing her in an advertisement in a local Kansas City theater. After inking a deal, Davis went on to star in the first 13 "Alice" cartoons, which combined live-action and cartoon animation.

Alice was to have appeared with Margaret Kerry , the live-action model for Tinkerbell, at the upcoming D23 convention in Los Angeles.