Olive Blakeney

Olive Blakeney

  • Highest Rated: 100% Experiment Perilous (1944)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% The Two-Faced Woman (1941)
  • Birthday: Aug 21, 1903
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though born just across the river from Cincinnati, actress Olive Blakeney achieved stardom on the London stage. Among Blakeney's many West End credits was The Gay Divorce, in which she co-starred with Fred Astaire. She made her film bow in 1934 as the title character in Leave It to Blanche. When her American-born actor husband Bernard Nedell, likewise a fixture of British films, decided to try his luck in Hollywood in 1938, Blakeney joined him. A familiar presence in many a 1940s production, Blakeney is best known for her appearances as James Lydon's mother in Paramount's Henry Aldrich series. Their on-screen relationship spilled over into real life when Lydon married Blakeney's daughter. Olive Blakeney continued accepting featured roles in films until her death in 1959, and was also a regular on the syndicated TV series Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (1955-56).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

93% Auntie Mame Dowager 1958
92% I Want to Live! Corona warden 1958
No Score Yet Three Brave Men Miss Scott 1956
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Camilla Cameron 1948
No Score Yet Time Out Of Mind Mrs. Fernald 1947
40% The Strange Woman Mrs. Hollis 1946
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey Mrs. Deane 1946
90% Leave Her to Heaven Mrs. Robie 1945
No Score Yet Dakota Mrs. Stowe 1945
No Score Yet Nob Hill Housekeeper 1945
100% Experiment Perilous Cissie Bedereaux 1944
No Score Yet Port of 40 Thieves Aunt Caroline Hubbard 1944
89% Random Harvest Woman 1942
No Score Yet Henry Aldrich, Editor Mrs. Aldrich 1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Mrs. Patterson 1941
60% That Uncertain Feeling Margie Stallings 1941
33% The Two-Faced Woman Phyllis 1941
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand Louise 1940
No Score Yet Gangway (Sparkles) Nedda Beaumont 1937

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Ma Torvet
  • 1959
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Mrs. Adams
  • 1957

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