Eve Arden

Born Apr 30, 1908

Eve Arden was an American actress. Her almost 60-year career crossed most media frontiers with both supporting and leading roles, but she may be best-remembered for playing the sardonic but engaging title character, a high school teacher, on Our Miss Brooks, and as the Rydell High School principal in the films Grease and Grease 2.… Read More

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1908 Birth Born on April 30, 1908.


1934 26 Years Old Her Broadway debut came in 1934, when she was cast in that year's Ziegfeld Follies revue. … Read More
1937 29 Years Old Arden's film career began in earnest in 1937 when she appeared in the films Oh Doctor and Stage Door. … Read More


1939 31 Years Old Arden was married to Ned Bergen from 1939-47, and to actor Brooks West (born Dudley Brooks West) from 1952 until his death in 1984 from a heart ailment, aged 67. … Read More
1946 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1946, exhibitors voted her the sixth-most promising "star of tomorrow".


1948 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Arden portrayed the character on radio from 1948 to 1957, in a television version of the program from 1952 to 1956, and in a 1956 feature film. … Read More
1949 41 Years Old But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors taken by Motion Picture Daily named her the year's best radio comedienne.
1955 47 Years Old Arden had a very brief guest appearance in a 1955 I Love Lucy episode entitled "Hollywood at Last" in which she played herself. … Read More
1957 49 Years Old Arden tried another series in the fall of 1957, The Eve Arden Show, but it was canceled in spring of 1958 after 26 episodes.


1966 58 Years Old In 1966, Arden played Nurse Kelton in an episode of Bewitched.
1967 59 Years Old 1 More Event
She later co-starred with Kaye Ballard as her neighbor and in-law, Eve Hubbard, in the 1967–69 situation comedy The Mothers-in-Law, which was produced by Arnaz after the dissolution of Desilu Productions.


1978 70 Years Old She became familiar to a new generation of film-goers when she played Principal McGee in both 1978's Grease and 1982's Grease 2, as well as making appearances on such television shows as Bewitched, Alice, Maude, Hart to Hart, and Falcon Crest.
1985 77 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, she appeared as the wicked stepmother in the Faerie Tale Theatre production of Cinderella.
1990 83 Years Old On November 12, 1990, Arden died from colorectal cancer and heart disease at her home, 9066 St. Ives Drive, Los Angeles, California. … Read More
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