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Eve Arden

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Eva Arden as Connie Brooks on the hit television show Our Miss Brooks.

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Eve Arden was an American actress, who, for almost 60-years, crossed most media frontiers with supporting and leading roles. She is best remembered for playing the sardonic but engaging high school teacher in the classic Our Miss Brooks, and as the Rydell High School principal in the films Grease and Grease 2. Arden's quick wit as seen in her first film Song of Love (1929), made her a natural talent for radio; she became a regular on zany comedy-variety show The Danny Kaye Show in 1946. Although Kaye's show lasted one season, Arden's display of comic talent and timing set the stage for her to be cast in her most well-known role, Madison High School English teacher Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks. Arden portrayed the character on radio from 1948 to 1957, in the Desilu Productions' television version from 1952 to 1956, and in a 1956 feature film.

Arden's portrayal of the character was so popular that she was made an honorary member of the National Education Association, received a 1952 award from the Teachers College of Connecticut's Alumni Association "for humanizing the American teacher", and even received teaching job offers. Arden also won a radio listeners' poll by Radio Mirror magazine as the top ranking comedienne of 1948-1949. But she was also a hit with the critics; a winter 1949 poll of newspaper and magazine radio editors named her the year's best radio comedienne.

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THE DVD SHELF: Silents Plus Altman's "The Player," Plus Helen Mirren, Eve Arden & Kaye Ballard
Playbill Combined , 2010-09-12 04:00:00
We screen three superb silents by Joseph von Sternberg; Cecil B. DeMille's 1927 silent version of "Chicago"; Robert Altman's star-filled Hollywood satire, "The Player"; an amazing Helen Mirren in "Prime Suspect"; and the short-lived sitcom "The Mothers-in-Law."

THE DVD SHELF: Silents Plus Altman's "The Player," Plus Helen Mirren, Eve Arden & Kaye Ballard
Playbill Combined , 2010-09-12 04:00:00
We screen three superb silents by Joseph von Sternberg; Cecil B. DeMille's 1927 silent version of "Chicago"; Robert Altman's star-filled Hollywood satire, "The Player"; an amazing Helen Mirren in "Prime Suspect"; and the short-lived sitcom "The Mothers-in-Law."

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