Eve Arden

A Chronicle of All Film, Television, Radio and Stage Performances


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About the Book

The remarkable career of American actress Eve Arden (1908–1990) is thoroughly chronicled from her earliest stage work in 1926 (under her given name Eunice Quedens) to her final television role in a 1987 episode of Falcon Crest. Included are detailed descriptions and critical commentaries of the actress’s 62 feature film appearances between 1929 and 1982, notably her Oscar-nominated performance as Joan Crawford’s sardonic confidante in 1945’s Mildred Pierce.
Complete coverage is provided of Eve Arden’s work in the popular radio and television series Our Miss Brooks, and her later costarring stint with Kaye Ballard in the two-season TV sitcom The Mothers-in-Law. Also listed are her many other radio and television appearances, as well as her theatrical roles in such Broadway productions as Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 and Let’s Face It.

About the Author(s)

David C. Tucker is the author of numerous books about classic film and television history. A retired public library administrator, he lives just outside Atlanta, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

David C. Tucker
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 205
Bibliographic Info: 60 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6131-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8810-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Preface      1

I. Biography      3

II. Filmography      39

III. Television Performances      139

Our Miss Brooks      139

The Eve Arden Show      156

The Mothers-in-Law      158

Guest Appearances      167

IV. Broadway Performances      185

Bibliography      187

Index      191

Book Reviews & Awards

“David C. Tucker is one of McFarland’s very best authors. Not only does he write well, his research skills are impeccable.”—Classic Images; “it’s a real pleasure to discover this dynamic entertainer through the lens of David C. Tucker’s terrific book, a blast back to the past that also serves as a scholarly examination of one of TV’s most loved sitcom icons”—tvparty.com.