Laura La Varnie
born: 02 March 1853
Jefferson City, Missouri,
United States of America
died: 18 September 1939
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(cerebral hemorrhage, age 86)
Elderly American actress.
A family researcher at says she also used the name "Jessie LeSeur" without a source. In the 1880 Census she is with her husband Frank Varnie as "Jessie" Varnie. Her Death Certificate gives a birth year of 1854 with information given by a non-family member. Her married name La Varnie has several spelling variations in the sources.
Real name: Laura Anderson
Height: 5'5"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


The Goofy Age
The girl's mother

Raggedy Rose
Janice's mother

Duck Soup
Colonel Blood's maid

The Honorable Mr. Buggs
The mother

Acknowledgements: (1880 C San Fran: married actors "Jessie" & Frank Lavarnie) (1910 C Boston: Frank & Laura S Lavarnie stage actors marr 30 yrs: her 2nd marr (1915 LA City Dir: Laura "La Varnie": photo player: h 1020 W Pico (1930 Census LA: "Lavarne": widow: 1st marr age 17: actor Motion Pictures (1939 Sep 18 LA: Death Cert: cerebral hemorrhage
Robin Cook (identification in Duck Soup)
Jim Jarvis (research and bio notes)

This page was last updated on: 02 March 2023