EVE ARDEN DIES OUR MISS BROOKS GREASE OBITUARY

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ORIGINAL OREGONIAN NEWSPAPER OBITUARY OF ACTRESS EVE ARDEN.

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Eve Arden ( April 30 , 1908 ) was an Academy Award -nominated and Emmy --winning American actress, who established a lengthy career as a supporting and character actor but was best remembered for playing a sardonically engaging high school teacher in the radio and television classic Our Miss Brooks .

Arden was born Eunice Quedens in Mill Valley, California to Lucille and Charles Peter Quedens. Her parents divorced when she was a child. Arden was an insecure child, declaring later in life that she needed therapy because her mother was so much more beautiful than she was.

At 16, Arden left Tamalpais High School [1] and joined a stock theater company. She appeared in a few minor film roles under her real name. Her Broadway debut came in 1934 , when she was cast in the stage play Ziegfeld Follies .

Her film career began in earnest in 1937 when she appeared in the films Oh Doctor and Stage Door . Her performance in Stage Door , w she portrayed a fast-talking, witty supporting character, gained Arden considerable notice and was to be a template for many of Arden's future roles.

Her many memorable screen roles include a supporting role as Joan Crawford 's wise-cracking
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