Eve Arden
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Eve Arden
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.
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'Mildred Pierce' ladies battle Dames for Best Supporting Movie/Mini Actress - GoldDerby
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Eve Arden was nominated for playing Ida, the waitress who trains Mildred and later becomes her employee. While both Arden and Blyth lost to Anne Revere for "National Velvet," Joan Crawford won Best Actress for playing the title role in "Mildred Pierce
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So good at playing bad, TCM explores career of German actor Conrad Veidt Aug. 23 - Examiner.com
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Veidt next starred alongside Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Eve Arden and others in Whistling In The Dark (also from 1941). In the first of three films in which Skelton would play radio murder-mystery actor, Wally 'The Fox' Benton,Veidt is cast as an
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Joan Crawford on TCM: MILDRED PIERCE, WHEN LADIES MEET, FLAMINGO ROAD - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Crawford fully deserved her Best Actress Oscar and National Board of Review Award, while Ann Blyth and Eve Arden fully deserved their Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominations. The film was also up for Best Picture, though strangely (and unfairly)
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Sitcoms surging this fall - StandardNet
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Plimpton complimented the comedy foremothers of today's funny women, including Molly Picon, Ball, Gilda Radner, Carol Burnett and Eve Arden. "We tend to forget those women were there, but they were there and they're still there and we're just sort of
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Networks opt for more half-hour comedies - GoErie.com
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Plimpton complimented the comedy foremothers of today's funny women, including Molly Picon, Ball, Gilda Radner, Carol Burnett and Eve Arden. As for the re-emergence of comedy as a viable prime-time staple, "How I Met Your Mother" star Alyson Hannigan
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Real critics strive for objectivity - Albany Times Union
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American cinema has historically provided more character roles for men, but Eve Arden and Thelma Ritter were great classic character actresses. Today, among others, we have Jennifer Coolidge and Patricia Clarkson. Dear Mick LaSalle: Steven Seagal's
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James Stewart's early roles featured Aug 13 on TCM's Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
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Look for Eve Arden as Maida Rutledge, playing against type, having just wrapped back-to-back runs in two hugely popular sitcoms, Our Miss Brooks and The Eve Arden Show. Desperate Housewives fans should enjoy Orson Bean's turn as Dr. Matthew Smith
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Nursing 'Mockingbird' wounds - San Francisco Chronicle
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American cinema has historically provided more character roles for men, but Eve Arden and Thelma Ritter were great classic character actresses. Today, among others, we have Jennifer Coolidge and Patricia Clarkson. Dear Mick LaSalle: Steven Seagal's
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What's On Today
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9 P.M. (Starz) HOW DO YOU KNOW (2010) Reese Witherspoon taps into her intimidating side to play Lisa, a 31-year-old softball star whose world-class aspirations have been dealt a huge blow. Owen Wilson, above with Ms. Witherspoon, is Matty, the major-league pitcher whose spell she falls under, and who thinks he may be ready to give commitment a try.
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Extra Shows Added for "Grease Sing-A-Long" at Cerrito Theater - Patch.com
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The faculty and staff of Rydell High is packed with actors of comic genius, including Sid Caesar, Eve Arden, Joan Blondell, and Dody Goodman. A panoply of classic rock 'n roll hits is performed by Sha Na Na, and there is a cameo by Franklie Avalon
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Wedding Belles - SX News (blog)
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Plus he would have missed Tony Sheldon's fine performance channelling Gracie Allen and Eve Arden, and the cute-as-a-button beyond buff Nick Adams as Felicia. We left the theatre, the shrieks of approval and appreciation still ringing in our ears
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John D. McDonough, 1912-2011 - Chicago Tribune
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Mr. McDonough's daughter Mary Lou Bernero said her father told countless stories of the movie stars he had met on the train, including Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire and Eve Arden. "He enjoyed working for Santa Fe because he
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Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher: What's Her Motivation? - TIME
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Sarcastic, crude one-liners slip from her lips easily; she projects a confidence of Eve Arden proportions. Yet the driving narrative force of the movie is Elizabeth's desire to obtain fake breasts. I get that screenwriting duo Gene Stupnitsky and Lee
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D.C. community calendar, June 23 to 30, 2011 - Washington Post
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“Mildred Pierce,” Michael Curtiz's 1945 film about a divorced woman who becomes a successful restaurateur, then tries to win her daughter's affection, starring Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Eve Arden and Zachary Scott. 6:30 pm, Smithsonian American Art
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"El suplicio de una madre" - LaRepública.com.uy
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Con ayuda del propietario de un local, Monty (Zachary Scott), un inmobiliario amigo (Jack Carson) y una amiga camarera (Eve Arden), pone su propio restaurante y es un éxito. Veda sigue demandando cada vez más dinero para llevar su tren de vida
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How to give the performance of a lifetime - Variety
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"She's the wise-cracking Eve Arden lady coming in these colorful outfits but she's the heart of this show. It was early when it all came together," he recalls of that first workshop in Australia. "While I had a full beard as I was performing,
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A Modest Proposal for Today's Not So Modest Politicans: Have Them Sign the ... - Television Week (blog)
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By signing this form I hereby agree not to challenge in court any aspect of this form, but I do have the right to appeal to a mediation committee consisting of Roseanne Barr, Rosie O'Donnell and any relative, living or dead, of Eve Arden
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eve Arden
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1990
    Age 81
    On November 12, 1990, Arden died from colorectal cancer and heart disease at her home, 9066 St. Ives Drive, Los Angeles, California.
    More Details Hide Details She is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles, California.
  • 1985
    Age 76
    Arden published an autobiography, The Three Phases of Eve, in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to her Academy Award nomination, Arden has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: Radio and Television (see List of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for addresses). She was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.
    In 1985, she appeared as the wicked stepmother in the Faerie Tale Theatre production of Cinderella.
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  • 1978
    Age 69
    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1967
    Age 58
    Arden was one of many actresses to take on the title roles in Hello, Dolly! and Auntie Mame in the 1960s; in 1967, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.
    More Details Hide Details Arden was cast in 1983 as the leading lady in what was to be her Broadway comeback in Moose Murders, but she wisely withdrew (and was replaced with the much younger Holland Taylor) after one preview performance, citing "artistic differences". The show went on to open and close on the same night, becoming known as one of the most legendary flops in Broadway history.
    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.
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  • 1966
    Age 57
    In 1966, Arden played Nurse Kelton in an episode of Bewitched.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1957
    Age 48
    Arden tried another series in the fall of 1957, The Eve Arden Show, but it was canceled in spring of 1958 after 26 episodes.
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  • 1955
    Age 46
    Arden had a very brief guest appearance in a 1955 I Love Lucy episode entitled "Hollywood at Last" in which she played herself.
    More Details Hide Details While awaiting their food at The Brown Derby, Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) and Ethel Mertz (Vivian Vance) argue over whether a certain portrait on a nearby wall is Shelley Winters or Judy Holliday. Lucy urges Ethel to ask a lady occupying the next booth, who turns and replies, "Neither. That's Eve Arden." Ethel suddenly realizes she was just talking to Arden herself, who soon passes Lucy and Ethel's table to leave the restaurant while the pair gawk. Desilu Productions, jointly owned by Desi Arnaz and Ball during their marriage, was the production company for the Our Miss Brooks television show, which filmed during the same years as I Love Lucy. Ball and Arden became acquainted when they co-starred together in the film Stage Door in 1937. Ball, according to numerous radio historians, suggested Arden for Our Miss Brooks after Shirley Booth auditioned for but failed to land the role and Ball – committed at the time to My Favorite Husband – could not.
  • 1949
    Age 40
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1948
    Age 39
    She won a listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top-ranking comedienne of 1948–1949, receiving her award at the end of an Our Miss Brooks broadcast that March. "I'm certainly going to try in the coming months to merit the honor you've bestowed upon me, because I understand that if I win this (award) two years in a row, I get to keep Mr. Boynton," she joked.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Arden's character clashed with the school's principal, Osgood Conklin (played by Gale Gordon), and nursed an unrequited crush on fellow teacher Philip Boynton (played originally by future film star Jeff Chandler, and later on radio, then on television, by Robert Rockwell). Except for Chandler, the entire radio cast of Arden, Gordon, Richard Crenna (Walter Denton), Robert Rockwell (Mr. Philip Boynton), Gloria McMillan (Harriet Conklin), and Jane Morgan (landlady Margaret Davis) played the same roles on television. Arden's portrayal of the character was so popular that she was made an honorary member of the National Education Association, received a 1952 award from the Teachers College of Connecticut's Alumni Association "for humanizing the American teacher", and even received teaching job offers.
  • 1946
    Age 37
    Arden's ability with witty scripts made her a natural talent for radio; she became a regular on Danny Kaye's short-lived but memorably zany comedy-variety show in 1946, which also featured swing bandleader Harry James and gravel-voiced character actor-comedian Lionel Stander.
    More Details Hide Details Kaye's show lasted one season, but Arden's display of comic talent and timing set the stage for her to be cast in her best-known role, Madison High School English teacher Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks.
    In 1946, exhibitors voted her the sixth-most promising "star of tomorrow".
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  • 1939
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She and West had four children, all of whom survived their parents.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 28
    Arden's film career began in earnest in 1937 when she appeared in the films Oh Doctor and Stage Door.
    More Details Hide Details Her Stage Door portrayal of a fast-talking, witty supporting character, gained Arden considerable notice and was to be a template for many of Arden's future roles. Her many memorable screen roles include a supporting role as Joan Crawford's wise-cracking friend in Mildred Pierce (1945) for which she received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress, and James Stewart's wistful secretary in Otto Preminger's murder mystery, Anatomy of a Murder (1959). (One of her co-stars in that film was husband Brooks West.) She also performed some acrobatics in the Marx Brothers film At the Circus (1939).
  • 1934
    Age 25
    Her Broadway debut came in 1934, when she was cast in that year's Ziegfeld Follies revue.
    More Details Hide Details This was the first role in which she was credited as Eve Arden.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born on April 30, 1908.
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