Eleanor Audley

Statuesque and slightly imposing, actress Eleanor Audley was a popular radio, television, and film actress of the 1940s and '50s. She began her career in radio as the mother-in-law, Mrs. Cooper, on "My Favorite Husband" ... Read more »
Born: 11/19/1905

Filmography

Actor (15)

My Three Sons 1960 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Green Acres 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Hook, Line and Sinker 1969 (Movie)

Mrs Durham (Actor)

The Unsinkable Molly Brown 1964 (Movie)

Mrs Cartwright (Actor)

For Those Who Think Young 1963 (Movie)

Forty-Fifth Anniversary Couple (Actor)

The Second Time Around 1961 (Movie)

Mrs Task (Actor)

A Summer Place 1958 (Movie)

Mrs Harrington (Actor)

Home Before Dark 1958 (Movie)

Mrs Hathaway (Actor)

Sleeping Beauty 1958 (Movie)

of Maleficent (Voice)

Full of Life 1957 (Movie)

Mrs Jameson (Actor)

Untamed 1955 (Movie)

Lady Vernon (Actor)

Prince of Players 1954 (Movie)

Mrs Montchesington (Actor)

Cinderella 1950 (Movie)

Voice of Stepmother (Actor)

Starlift (Movie)

Mrs. Williams (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Statuesque and slightly imposing, actress Eleanor Audley was a popular radio, television, and film actress of the 1940s and '50s. She began her career in radio as the mother-in-law, Mrs. Cooper, on "My Favorite Husband" and in a supporting role on "Father Knows Best". Often cast as imposing, icy, and aristocratic female authority figures, Audley did her most distinctive work in the Walt Disney animated classics "Cinderella" as the evil stepmother Lady Tremaine, and as the wicked fairy Maleficent in "Sleeping Beauty". Disney animators also drew Audley's characters in her likeness, making both her voice and her face recognizable in the roles. She appeared in scores of television shows over the course of her career, including "Perry Mason", "The Joey Bishop Show", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", a role as Mother Eunice Douglas on "Green Acres" with Eddie Arnold, and as Mrs. Vincent on "My Three Sons". Audley retired in 1970 and died 21 years later of respiratory failure in Los Angeles.

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