Eve Arden

Eve Arden

Highest Rated: 100% Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Lowest Rated: 0% Under the Rainbow (1981)

Birthday: Apr 30, 1908

Birthplace: Mill Valley, California, USA

From an early age Eve Arden evinced brilliant comic timing that set her apart from the rank and file of young Hollywood hopefuls. A seasoned stock player out of high school, she made her film debut in an early talkie, but it was on Broadway and radio that she cultivated her brand as a tart-tonged comedienne. Given a small role in RKO's "Stage Door" (1937), Arden so impressed director Gregory La Cava that he ordered her part expanded to give her equal time alongside stars Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and Lucille Ball. Better roles followed, supporting the Marx Brothers in "At the Circus" (1939) and playing the first of many independent professional women in "Comrade X" (1940) opposite Clark Gable. Arden flourished as a second female lead and was nominated for an Academy Award for playing the best friend of Joan Crawford's anguished "Mildred Pierce" (1945). In 1948, she created the role of spinster schoolteacher "Our Miss Brooks" for CBS radio and brought the character to television four years later. Moving effortlessly between the stage and screens big and small, Arden remained a viable character player well past retirement age, upstaging film newcomers John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in "Grease" (1978). Ill health forced Arden's retirement in 1987 while her death from cancer in 1990 dropped the curtain on the brilliant career of a unique and irreplaceable comic talent.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 47% Pandemonium Warden June (Character) - 1982
36% 53% Grease 2 Principal McGee (Character) - 1982
0% 48% Under the Rainbow The Duchess (Character) - 1981
75% 87% Grease Principal McGee (Character) $305.3K 1978
No Score Yet 39% The Strongest Man in the World Harriet Crumply (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother of the Bride Mrs. Owens (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet All My Darling Daughters Miss Freeling (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Very Missing Person Hildegarde Withers (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Name Only Aunt Theda Reeson (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 0% Sergeant Deadhead Lt. Charlotte Kinsey (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 83% The Dark at the Top of the Stairs Lottie Lacey (Character) - 1960
100% 90% Anatomy of a Murder Maida Rutledge (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 67% Our Miss Brooks Miss Constance "Connie" Brooks (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady Wants Mink Gladys Jones (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 49% We're Not Married Katie Woodruff (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 29% Goodbye, My Fancy Miss `'Woody'` Woods (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 60% Tea for Two Pauline Hastings (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 71% Three Husbands Lucille McCabe (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Letter to Three Husbands Lucille McCabe (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paid in Full Tommy Thompson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady Takes a Sailor Susan Wayne (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 39% My Dream Is Yours Vivian Martin (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 34% One Touch of Venus Molly Stewart (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Song of Scheherazade Madame de Talavera (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 29% The Arnelo Affair Vivian Delwyn (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 50% The Unfaithful Paula (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 69% One for the Book Olive Lashbrooke (Character) - 1947
60% 69% The Kid From Brooklyn Ann Westley (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 54% My Reputation Ginna Abbott (Character) - 1946
60% 42% Night and Day Gabrielle (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Earl Carroll Vanities "Tex" Donnelly (Character) - 1945
86% 90% Mildred Pierce Ida Corwin (Character) - 1945
95% 70% Cover Girl Cornelia "Stonewall" Jackson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doughgirls Sgt. Natalia Moskoroff (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Change of Heart Belinda Wright (Character) - 1943
67% 57% That Uncertain Feeling Sally (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 71% Manpower Dolly (Character) - 1941
33% 58% Bedtime Story Virginia Cole (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 79% Ziegfeld Girl Patsy Dixon (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Duanes Kate (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Knew All the Answers Sally Long (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 59% Whistling in the Dark "Buzz" Baker (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Kitty (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 50% Comrade X Jane Wilson (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No Alice Hinsdale (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Child Is Born Miss Pinty (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forgotten Woman Carrie Ashburn (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Town Czar Susan Warren (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 31% Eternally Yours Gloria (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 83% Slightly Honorable Miss Ater (Character) - 1939
100% 64% At the Circus Peerless Pauline (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 0% Women in the Wind Kit Campbell (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 57% Having Wonderful Time Henrietta (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 20% Letter of Introduction Cora Phelps (Character) - 1938
96% 87% Stage Door Eve (Character) - 1937

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
33% No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mothers-in-Law Eve Hubbard (Character) 1967-1969
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Nurse Kelton (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laredo Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Miss Brooks Connie Brooks (Character) 1952-1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1955

QUOTES FROM Eve Arden CHARACTERS

Principal McGee says: Blanche, do you have this year's schedules?

Blanche says: (licking chocolate off her fingers) I just had my hands on them.

Blanche says: I just had my hands on them.

Principal McGee says: Oh , good, they'll be nice and smudged...Blanche, these are last years schedules -- the ones we couldn't find. Now maybe next year, we'll find this year's schedules.

Principal McGee says: Oh , good, they'll be nice and smudged...Blanche, these are last years schedules, the ones we couldn't find. Now maybe next year, we'll find this year's schedules.

Eve says: Girls, I think we have a new queen bee for the hive.

Judy Canfield says: But the same Kingâ??King Anthony the first.

Judy Canfield says: But the same King, King Anthony the first.

Ida says: Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.