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Eve Arden is a Actor American born on 30 april 1908 at Mill Valley (USA)

Eve Arden

Eve Arden
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Birth name Eunice Mary Quedens
Nationality USA
Birth 30 april 1908 at Mill Valley (USA)
Death 12 november 1990 (at 82 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Eve Arden (April 30, 1908 – November 12, 1990) was an American actress. Her almost 60-year career crossed most media frontiers with both supporting and leading roles, but to younger audiences she may be best-remembered for playing the sardonic but engaging title character, a high school teacher, on Our Miss Brooks, and as the Rydell High School principal in both Grease and Grease 2.


Arden was married to Ned Bergen from 1939 to 1947, and to actor Brooks West from 1952 until his death in 1984 from a heart ailment. She and West had four children, all of whom survived their parents.

Best films

Mildred Pierce (1945)
Cover Girl (1944)
Song of Scheherazade (1947)
Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)

Usually with

Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(12 films)
Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(7 films)
Joyce Compton
Joyce Compton
(6 films)
Perc Westmore
Perc Westmore
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eve Arden (62 films)

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Grease 2
Grease 2 (1982)
, 1h55
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adrian Zmed, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy, Pamela Adlon
Roles Principal McGee
Rating44% 2.205812.205812.205812.205812.20581
It is 1961, two years after the original Grease film. The first day of school has arrived and the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies dance and sing as they enter the school ("Back to School Again"). The Pink Ladies are now led by Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer), who feels she has "outgrown" her relationship with the arrogant and rather immature leader of the T-Birds, Johnny Nogerelli (Adrian Zmed).
Directed by Alfred Sole
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Eileen Brennan, Phil Hartman, Judge Reinhold, Carol Kane, Paul Reubens, Candice Azzara
Roles Warden June
Rating53% 2.652212.652212.652212.652212.65221
Somebody is killing cheerleaders at a camp, and a Royal Canadian Mountie named Cooper tries to solve the case.
Grease (1978)
, 1h50
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Gangster films
Actors John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci
Roles Principal McGee
Rating72% 3.602183.602183.602183.602183.60218
In the summer of 1958, Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) meets local boy Danny Zuko (John Travolta) at the beach while on vacation and they soon fall in love. As the summer comes to an end, Sandy worries about returning home to Australia and never seeing Danny again, but he assures her that it is only the beginning for them.
The Strongest Man in the World, 1h32
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Johnny Flynn, Eve Arden, Cesar Romero, Phil Silvers
Roles Harriet
Rating59% 2.9994352.9994352.9994352.9994352.999435
Medfield College's Dean Higgins (Joe Flynn) is being fired for financial mismanagement because of extreme over-spending by Prof. Quigley's science class. Higgins finds out the high costs are for renting a cow to experiment on; they are feeding it various concoctions to make it fatter. In a rage, Higgins fires Quigley (yet again) then threatens to have his entire class thrown out of college. When the dean slams the door as he leaves, Dexter Riley's (Kurt Russell) chemical experiment mixes with that of another student, Richard Schuyler's vitamin cereal mix.
Sergeant Dead Head, 1h30
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Military humor in film, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, Cesar Romero, Buster Keaton, John Ashley, Fred Clark
Roles Lieutenant Kinsey
Rating47% 2.381852.381852.381852.381852.38185
Sergeant Deadhead is bumbling soldier who is accidentally blasted into space. When he returns home he is a national hero but has also developed a massive ego. A soldier who looks exactly like him, Sergeant Donovan, is found to take his place.
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, 2h4
Directed by Delbert Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury, Shirley Knight, Frank Overton
Roles Lottie Lacey
Rating71% 3.590663.590663.590663.590663.59066
The drama centers on Rubin Flood, who loses his salesman job. While searching for a new job, he must deal with his wife, Cora, who shuns intimacy and mistakes his joblessness for stinginess, his shy daughter who prepares for her first dance and his pre-teen son who runs to his mother instead of dealing with bullies. He tries to find comfort with a friend, Mavis Pruitt, thus setting off rumors of an untoward relationship.
Anatomy of a Murder, 2h40
Directed by Otto Preminger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, George C. Scott, Eve Arden
Roles Maida Rutledge
Rating79% 3.999223.999223.999223.999223.99922
In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, small-town lawyer Paul Biegler (James Stewart), a former district attorney who lost his re-election bid, spends most of his time fishing, playing the piano and hanging out with his alcoholic friend and colleague Parnell McCarthy (Arthur O'Connell) and sardonic secretary Maida Rutledge (Eve Arden).
Our Miss Brooks, 1h25
Directed by Al Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about education
Actors Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Gene Barry, Don Porter, Robert Rockwell, Jane Morgan
Roles Miss Constance 'Connie' Brooks
Rating64% 3.247493.247493.247493.247493.24749
We're Not Married!, 1h26
Directed by Edmund Goulding
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films, Films about marriage
Actors Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Marilyn Monroe, David Wayne, Eve Arden, Paul Douglas
Roles Katie Woodruff
Rating63% 3.1987653.1987653.1987653.1987653.198765
When elderly Mr. Bush (Victor Moore) is appointed justice of the peace, he starts marrying couples on Christmas Eve. However, his appointment isn't valid until the first of January. Two years later, this issue becomes known when one of the six couples he married files divorce. To avoid a bigger scandal, the remaining five couples are informed that they are not really married. The film then shows how the couples react on the news:
Goodbye, My Fancy, 1h47
Directed by Vincent Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Frank Lovejoy, Eve Arden, Janice Rule, Lurene Tuttle
Roles Miss 'Woody' Woods
Rating58% 2.903032.903032.903032.903032.90303
Powerful U.S. Representative Agatha Reed (Joan Crawford) returns to her alma mater to receive an honorary degree. Unbeknownst to the college's board of trustees, Agatha was expelled from the school years earlier for participating in an all-night date with a young professor, Dr. James Merrill (Robert Young), who is now the university president. The romantic fires are rekindled when the two meet. Matt Cole (Frank Lovejoy), a photographer from Life Magazine who loves Agatha, believes her feeling for Merrill is simply an unresolved holdover from her girlhood and follows her to the school.
Three Husbands, 1h18
Directed by Irving Reis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Eve Arden, Ruth Warrick, Vanessa Brown, Howard Da Silva, Shepperd Strudwick, Robert Karnes
Roles Lucille McCabe
Rating57% 2.860432.860432.860432.860432.86043
When a recently deceased playboy, Max, gets to heaven, he is granted a wish. His request: to watch his three best friends, with whom he regularly played poker, for the next 24 hours. That day, each man would receive a letter; tomorrow, Max's will is to be read. Each letter states that he had an affair with that man's wife, all of with whom he was close. With one, Max attended Friday symphony matinees and had tea afterwards; with another, he went to night clubs and taught French; the last, he repeatedly hired as his nurse through his long battle with heart disease.
Tea for Two, 1h38
Directed by David Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden, S.Z. Sakall, Billy De Wolfe
Roles Pauline Hastings
Rating64% 3.247223.247223.247223.247223.24722
Set in the Roaring Twenties, the story centers on Nanette Carter (Doris Day), a Westchester socialite with show business aspirations. She offers to invest $25,000 in a Broadway show if her boyfriend, producer Larry Blair (Billy De Wolfe), casts her in the starring role. What she doesn't realize is Larry is two-timing her with ingenue Beatrice Darcy (Patrice Wymore), whom he envisions as the lead. When he accepts Nanette's offer, she imposes upon her wealthy, penny-pinching uncle, J. Maxwell Bloomhaus (S.Z. Sakall), to lend her the money.