Kathryn Beaumont: a Disney Legend. The former child actor gave voice to two of Disney’s most famous young heroines. Alice in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and Wendy in ‘Peter Pan’.
She was 10 years old when she was cast as the voice of Alice. She was chosen for her beautiful British accent. "Mr. Disney was a stickler for authenticity,” Beaumont said in an interview. “He was looking for a British voice but he also wanted one that Americans would be comfortable with.”
After recording the scenes for the movie, the little actress would report to a sound stage dressed as Alice and act out the scene for cameras.
Dressed in an Alice In Wonderland costume she looks just like the Alice in the book illustrations.
There were some scenes with Jerry Colonna and Ed Wynn, who were the voices of the March Hare and the Mad Hatter, respectively.
“Wendy was more of a supporting role, so I didn’t have as many scenes as I did in ‘Alice’, she explained in an interview with L.A. Times.
She retired from Hollywood after these two movies to go to high school and continue her education. She became an elementary school teacher in Southern California.