Olive Blakeney - Rotten Tomatoes

Olive Blakeney

Highest Rated:   100% I Want to Live! (1958)
Lowest Rated:   25% The Two-Faced Woman (1941)
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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
92% Auntie Mame
  • Dowager
1958
100% I Want to Live!
  • Corona warden
1958
No Score Yet Three Brave Men
  • Miss Scott
1956
40% The Strange Woman
  • Mrs. Hollis
1946
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey
  • Mrs. Deane
1946
95% 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 Billy the Kid
  • Mrs. Patterson
1941
60% That Uncertain Feeling
  • Margie Stallings
1941
25% The Two-Faced Woman
  • Phyllis
1941
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand
  • Louise
1940
No Score Yet Gangway (Sparkles)
  • Nedda Beaumont
1937

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