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Edna May Oliver
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Actress
    (November 9, 1883-November 9, 1942)
    Born in Malden, Massachusetts
    Birth name was Edna May Nutter
    Appeared on Broadway in 'The Master' (1916), 'Oh Boy' (1917), 'Icebound' (1923), 'Cradle Snatchers' (1925) and 'Show Boat' (1927)
    Appeared in the films 'Wife in Name Only' (1923), 'Lovers in Quarantine' (1925), 'Cimarron' (1931), 'Fanny Foley Herself' (1931), 'Penguin Pool Murder' (1932), 'Little Women' (1933), 'Alice in Wonderland' (1933), 'Murder on the Blackboard' (1934), 'David Copperfield' (1935), 'Murder on a Honeymoon' (1935), 'A Tale of Two Cities' (1935), 'Romeo and Juliet' (1936), 'Little Miss Broadway' (1938), 'Drums Along the Mohawk' (1939), 'Pride and Prejudice' (1940) and 'Lydia' (1941)
    She left school at 14 to pursue acting.
    She was typecast as spinsters.
    She auditioned unsuccessfully for both the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West in 'The Wizard of Oz.'
    Asked why she mostly appeared in comedic roles, she replied 'With a horse's face, what more can I play?'
    She was a direct descendant of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
    Co-star Lois Wilson said, 'She was just as witty off-stage as on.'
    She was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for 'Drums Along the Mohawk.'
    Her distinctive looks and voice were parodied in several 'Loony Tunes' cartoons.

Credit: C. Fishel


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