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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 November 1905New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 25 November 1991North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA  (respiratory failure)
Birth NameEleanor Zellman

Mini Bio (1)

Eleanor Audley was born on November 19, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA as Eleanor Zellman. She was an actress, known for Cinderella (1950), Sleeping Beauty (1959) and Green Acres (1965). She died on November 25, 1991 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Chilling voice

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New York born, stage-trained actress who specialized in snobbish society matron types, most notably in the recurring role of Eddie Albert's character's mother on Green Acres (1965). She is probably best known, however, as the voice of two of Disney's most memorable animated villainesses: Lady Tremaine, the wicked stepmother, in Cinderella (1950) and, nine years later, as the evil fairy Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty (1959). She also served as the physical model for both characters.
She was the original voice of Madame Leota in Disney's The Haunted Mansion attractions.
Played Oliver Wendell Douglas' (Eddie Albert''s) mother in Green Acres (1965) despite being only a year older than Albert.
Eleanor Audley is the voice of the iconic character Madame Leota in Disney's Haunted Mansion attraction.

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