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)
Known For: Acting
Birthday: 1908-04-30
Place of Birth: Mill Valley, California, U.S.
Also Known As: Eunice Quedens

Movies List of Eve Arden

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Our Miss Brooks

1956 Movie
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She Couldn't Say No

1940 Movie
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A Very Missing Person

1972 Movie
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Three Husbands

1951 Movie
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Blow-Ups of 1946

1946 Movie
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Under the Rainbow

1981 Movie
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San Antonio Rose

1941 Movie
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Goodbye, My Fancy

1951 Movie
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In Name Only

1969 Movie
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Mildred Pierce

1945 Movie
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Tea for Two

1950 Movie
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One Touch of Venus

1948 Movie
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Paid in Full

1950 Movie
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The Unfaithful

1947 Movie
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Whiplash

1948 Movie
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Cocoanut Grove

1938 Movie
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The Lady Wants Mink

1953 Movie
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Obliging Young Lady

1942 Movie
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Earl Carroll Vanities

1945 Movie
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Big Town Czar

1939 Movie
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The Costume Designer

1950 Movie
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Sing for Your Supper

1941 Movie
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The Forgotten Woman

1939 Movie
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Anatomy of a Murder

1959 Movie
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My Dream Is Yours

1949 Movie
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Comrade X

1940 Movie
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The Arnelo Affair

1947 Movie
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Bedtime Story

1941 Movie
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Sergeant Dead Head

1965 Movie
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The Kid from Brooklyn

1946 Movie
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Patrick the Great

1945 Movie
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Song of Scheherazade

1947 Movie
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Pan-Americana

1945 Movie
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Hit Parade of 1943

1943 Movie
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Oh, Doctor

1937 Movie
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Cinderella

1985 Movie
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At the Circus

1939 Movie
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Manpower

1941 Movie
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We're Not Married!

1952 Movie
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Night and Day

1946 Movie
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Having Wonderful Time

1938 Movie
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My Reputation

1946 Movie
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Let's Face It

1943 Movie
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Cover Girl

1944 Movie
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Whistling in the Dark

1941 Movie
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Eternally Yours

1939 Movie
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The Doughgirls

1944 Movie
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Women in the Wind

1939 Movie
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Stage Door

1937 Movie
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Slightly Honorable

1939 Movie
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No, No, Nanette

1940 Movie
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Grease

1978 Movie
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Grease 2

1982 Movie
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A Child Is Born

1939 Movie
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Ziegfeld Girl

1941 Movie
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The Grease Story

2017 Movie
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Dancing Lady

1933 Movie
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Pandemonium

1982 Movie