Eve Arden

Eve Arden
Eve was born just north of San Francisco in Mill Valley and was interested in show business from an early age. At 16, she made her stage debut after quitting school to joined a stock company. After appearing in minor roles in two films under her real name, Eunice Quedens, she found that the stage offered her the same minor roles. By the mid 30s, one of these minor roles would attract notice as a comedy sketch in the stage play "Ziegfeld Folies". By that time, she had changed her name to Eve Arden. In 1937, she attracted some attention with a small role in Oh, Doctor (1937) which led to her being cast in a minor role in the film Stage Door (1937). By the time the film was finished, her part had expanded into the wise-cracking, fast-talking friend to the lead. She would play virtually the character for most of her career. While her sophisticated wise-cracking would never make her the lead, she would be a busy actress in dozens of movies over the next dozen years. In At the Circus (1939), she was the acrobatic Peerless Pauline opposite Groucho Marx and the Russian sharp shooter in the comedy The Doughgirls (1944). For her role as Ida in Mildred Pierce (1945), she received an Academy Award nomination. Famous for her quick ripostes, this led to work in Radio during the 40s. In 1948, CBS Radio premiered "Our Miss Brooks", which would be the perfect show for her character. As her film career began to slow, CBS would take the popular radio show to television in 1952. The television series Our Miss Brooks (1952) would run through 1956 and led to he movie Our Miss Brooks (1956). When the show ended, she tried another television series, The Eve Arden Show (1957), but it was soon canceled. In the 60s, Eve raised a family and did a few guest roles, until her come-back television series The Mothers-In-Law (1967). This show, co-starring Kaye Ballard ran for two seasons. After that, she would make more unsold pilots, a couple of television movies and a few guest shots. She returned in occasional cameo appearances including the Principal McGee in Grease (1978), and Warden June in Pandemonium (1982), showing that she still had the wise-cracks and screen presence to bring back the fond memories of Miss Connie Brooks. Date of Death 12 November 1990 , Los Angeles, California  (cardiac arrest due to arteriosclerotic heart disease)
Name Eve Arden
Also Known As Eunice Quedens
Birthday 1908-04-30
Deathday 1990-11-12
Gender Female
IMDB Eve Arden profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Mill Valley, California, U.S.
As: Miss Constance 'Conn
1956-04-23
Our Miss Brooks...
As: Alice Hinsdale
1940-12-07
She Couldn't Say No...
As: Lucille McCabe
1951-03-08
Three Husbands...
As: Herself
1986-01-14
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tu...
As: Herself
1946-01-01
Blow-Ups of 1946...
As: Hildegarde Withers
1972-03-04
A Very Missing Perso...
As: Harriet
1975-02-06
The Strongest Man in...
As: The Duchess
1981-07-31
Under the Rainbow...
As: Gabby Trent
1941-06-20
San Antonio Rose...
As: Cora Phelps
1938-08-05
Letter of Introducti...
As: Lottie Lacey
1960-09-28
The Dark at the Top ...
As: Susan Wayne
1949-12-16
The Lady Takes a Sai...
As: Miss 'Woody' Woods
1951-05-19
Goodbye, My Fancy...
As: Olive Lashbrooke
1948-02-28
The Voice of the Tur...
As: Aunt Theda Reeson
1969-11-25
In Name Only...
As: Miss Freeling, The W
1972-11-22
All My Darling Daugh...
As: Ida Corwin
1945-10-20
Mildred Pierce...
As: Pauline Hastings
1950-09-02
Tea for Two...
As: Molly Stewart
1948-01-08
One Touch of Venus...
As: Tommy Thompson
1950-02-15
Paid in Full...
As: Paula
1947-06-05
The Unfaithful...
As: Chris Sherwood
1948-12-24
Whiplash...
As: Sophie De Lemma
1938-05-20
Cocoanut Grove...
As: Gladys Jones
1953-03-29
The Lady Wants Mink...
As: 'Space' OShea, aka S
1942-04-01
Obliging Young Lady...
As: Tex Donnelly
1945-04-05
Earl Carroll Vanitie...
As: Susan Warren
1939-05-03
Big Town Czar...
As: Unknown
1950-07-13
The Costume Designer...
As: Barbara Stevens
1941-12-04
Sing for Your Supper...
As: Maida Rutledge
1959-07-01
Anatomy of a Murder...
As: Vivian Martin
1949-04-16
My Dream Is Yours...
As: Jane Wilson
1940-12-13
Comrade X...
As: Vivian Delwyn
1947-02-13
The Arnelo Affair...
As: Virginia Cole
1941-12-25
Bedtime Story...
As: Ann Westly
1946-03-21
The Kid from Brookly...
As: Jean Matthews
1945-05-04
Patrick the Great...
As: Unknown
1950-05-24
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As: Madame de Talavera
1947-02-26
Song of Scheherazade...
As: Helen 'Hoppy' Hopkin
1945-03-22
Pan-Americana...
As: Sally Long
1941-05-13
She Knew All the Ans...
As: Belinda Wright
1943-03-26
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As: Shirley Truman
1937-03-31
Oh, Doctor...
As: Stepmother
1985-08-14
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1939-10-20
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As: Dolly
1941-08-09
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As: Katie Woodruff
1952-07-11
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As: Gabrielle
1946-07-02
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1938-07-01
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As: Maggie Watson
1943-08-04
Let's Face It...
As: Cornelia 'Stonewall'
1944-03-30
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As: 'Buzz' Baker
1941-08-08
Whistling in the Dar...
As: Gloria
1939-10-07
Eternally Yours...
As: Sgt. Natalia Moskoro
1944-11-25
The Doughgirls...
As: Ginna Abbott
1946-01-26
My Reputation...
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1939-04-15
Women in the Wind...
As: Employment Lady
1978-10-13
A Guide for the Marr...
As: Sally Aikens
1941-04-20
That Uncertain Feeli...
As: Eve
1937-10-08
Stage Door...
As: Miss Ater
1939-12-22
Slightly Honorable...
As: Kitty
1940-12-19
No, No, Nanette...
As: Principal McGee
1978-07-07
Grease...
As: Lieutenant Kinsey
1965-08-18
Sergeant Dead Head...
As: Miss Pinty
1939-12-07
A Child Is Born...
As: Patsy Dixon
1941-04-25
Ziegfeld Girl...
As: Principal McGee
1982-06-11
Grease 2...
As: Principal McGee
2017-11-05
The Grease Story...
As: Southern Actress Mar
1933-11-24
Dancing Lady...
As: Unknown
1991-10-28
Preminger: Anatomy o...
As: Unknown
1983-12-15
Masquerade...
As: Unknown
1951-10-15
I Love Lucy...
As: Unknown
1948-06-20
The Ed Sullivan Show...
As: Unknown
1965-09-16
Laredo...
As: Unknown
1956-10-05
The Dinah Shore Chev...
As: Connie Brooks
1952-10-03
Our Miss Brooks...
As: Unknown
1981-12-04
Falcon Crest...
As: Unknown
1979-02-10
B. J. and the Bear...
As: Unknown
1979-09-22
Hart to Hart...
As: Unknown
1964-09-17
Bewitched...
As: Eve Hubbard
1967-09-10
The Mothers-in-Law...
As: Unknown
1957-09-17
The Eve Arden Show...
As: Unknown
1978-09-20
Vega$...
As: Unknown
1968-01-22
Rowan & Martin's Lau...
As: Unknown
1965-09-13
Run for Your Life...
As: Unknown
1975-09-11
Ellery Queen...
As: Unknown
1963-07-22
Vacation Playhouse...
As: Unknown
1978-09-29
Flying High...
As: Unknown
1969-05-16
The Liberace Show...
As: Unknown
1974-10-31
The Dean Martin Cele...
As: The Stepmother
1982-09-11
Faerie Tale Theatre...
As: Coralee
1980-05-12
The Dream Merchants...
As: Brenda Watts
1977-09-24
The Love Boat...