Verna Felton was an American character actress who was best known for providing many female voices in numerous Walt Disney Pictures animated films, as well as voicing Fred Flintstone's mother-in-law Pearl Slaghoople for Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones. Her film appearances during the 1940s included If I Had My Way, Girls of the Big House and The Fuller Brush Man.
During the early 1950s, Felton was in much demand as a movie character actress, with roles in Buccaneer's Girl Belles on Their Toes Don't Bother to Knock and her memorable supporting role of Mrs. Potts in the film of William Inge's Picnic. She was also known for her husky voice and no-nonsense attitude.
Two of her most famous roles were as Mrs. Day, the protective and domineering mother, who was always looking after her son Dennis Day and trying to boss around Jack Benny on The Jack Benny Program, and as Hilda Crocker on December Bride.