Monday, November 09, 2015

This Week in Television History: November 2015 PART II

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As always, the further we go back in Hollywood history, the more that fact and legend become intertwined. It's hard to say where the truth really lies.
November 12, 1990
Actress Eve Arden, best known for playing the title role in the radio and TV series Our Miss Brooks, dies at age 78. 
Arden was born in Mill Valley, California, and began acting as a teenager. By age 22, she was appearing in the Ziegfeld Follies. She made two films under her birth name-Eunice Quedens-before her first picture as Eve Arden (Oh, Doctor! in 1937). She frequently played the kind-but-sarcastic girlfriend of the lead female role. Her films included No, No, Nanette (1940), Mildred Pierce (1945), and Anatomy of a Murder (1959). Her last film was Grease II (1982). She published an autobiography, The Three Phases of Eve, in 1985.


To quote the Bicentennial Minute, "And that's the way it was".

 

 

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Tony Figueroa
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