Edna May Oliver Movies List

Edna May Oliver
Edna May Oliver
Malden, Massachusetts, USA
The Saturday Night Kid

Actor Edna May Oliver Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 22 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 22 movies
Lydia ( English )
Artist: Merle Oberon , Edna May Oliver , Alan Marshal , Joseph Cotten , Hans Jaray
Director: Julien Duvivier
Music Director: Miklós Rózsa
Release date: 18-09-1941
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice ( English )
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Release date: 26-07-1940
Drums Along the Mohawk
Artist: Claudette Colbert , Henry Fonda , Edna May Oliver , Eddie Collins , John Carradine
Director: John Ford
Release date: 03-11-1939
Second Fiddle
Second Fiddle ( English )
Artist: Sonja Henie , Tyrone Power , Rudy Vallee , Edna May Oliver , Mary Healy
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Release date: 30-06-1939
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Artist: Fred Astaire , Ginger Rogers , Edna May Oliver , Walter Brennan , Lew Fields
Director: H. C. Potter
Release date: 29-03-1939
Paradise for Three
Paradise for Three ( English )
Artist: Robert Young , Frank Morgan , Mary Astor , Florence Rice , Edna May Oliver
Director: Edward Buzzell
Release date: 04-06-1938
Rosalie ( English )
Artist: Nelson Eddy , Eleanor Powell , Frank Morgan , Edna May Oliver , Ray Bolger
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Music Director: Cole Porter
Release date: 24-12-1937
My Dear Miss Aldrich
My Dear Miss Aldrich ( English )
Director: George B. Seitz
Release date: 01-05-1937
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet ( English )
Artist: Norma Shearer , Leslie Howard , John Barrymore , Edna May Oliver , Basil Rathbone
Director: George Cukor
Music Director: Herbert Stothart
Release date: 03-09-1936
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities ( English )
Artist: Ronald Colman , Elizabeth Allan , Edna May Oliver , Reginald Owen , Basil Rathbone
Director: Jack Conway
Music Director: Herbert Stothart
Release date: 25-12-1935
Showing 1 to 10 of 22 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 22 movies

Edna May Oliver Biography

​ She was born Edna May Nutter, a child of solid New England stock, on 9th November 1883 in Malden, Massachusetts. The daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Edna was a descendant of the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. Miss Oliver took an early interest in the stage, and she would quit school at the age of 14 to pursue her ambitions in the theater. Despite abandoning traditional schooling, Edna continued to study the performing arts, including speech and piano. One of her first jobs was as pianist with an all female orchestra which toured America around the turn of the century. By 1917 she had achieved success on Broadway in the hit play "Oh, Boy". By 1923 she had appeared in her first film. Edna May Oliver seems to have been born to play the classics of American and British literature. Some of her most memorable film roles were in adaptations of works of Charles Dickens. Although some have described her as plain or "horse faced", Edna May Oliver's comedic talents lent a beautiful droll warmth to her characters. She was usually called upon to play less glamorous roles such as a spinsters, but she played them with such soul, wit, and depth that to this day she remains one of the best loved of Hollywood's character actresses. A fine example of her comedic talent can be found in Laugh and Get Rich (1931). Here we find her playing a role almost autobiographical in nature, that of a proud woman with Boston roots who has married "down". As the plot unwinds, she is invited to a society gala despite her modest circumstances. At the gala she becomes tipsy. With a frolicsome air Edna May seems to use the role to gently mock her real self. Her slightly drunk character seizes upon a bit of flattery, and alluding to her old New England family, proudly proclaims to each who will listen, "I am a Cranston. That explains everything!". In real life, Edna May Oliver was a Nutter, and perhaps that explains everything. Edna May Oliver married stock broker David Pratt in 1928, but the marriage ended in divorce five years later. In 1939 she received an Oscar nomination for her supporting role as Widow McKlennar in the picture Drums Along the Mohawk (1939). That was to be one of her last films. Miss Oliver was struck ill in August of 1942. Although she seemed to recover briefly, she was re-admitted to Los Angeles's Cedars of Lebanon hospital in October Her dear friend actress Virginia Hammond flew out from New York to stay by her bedside. Edna May Oliver died on her 59th birthday, 9th November 1942. Virginia Hammond was with her and said, "She died without ever being aware of the gravity of her condition. She just went peacefully asleep."

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