No photo available. Represent Edna May Oliver? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,304 this week

Edna May Oliver (1883–1942)

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 ... See full bio »

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: Chris Meloni

Chris Meloni joined us for a Live Twitter Chat on October 20th, to talk about his upcoming film White Bird in a Blizzard opening in limited theaters this week and is available right now on Amazon Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 135 people
created 21 Dec 2011
 
a list of 39 people
created 19 Jun 2012
 
a list of 471 people
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 66 people
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 45 people
created 7 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Edna May Oliver.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (48 credits)
 1941 Lydia
Sarah MacMillan
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
Countess de Mavon
 1939 Second Fiddle
Aunt Phoebe
 1938 Little Miss Broadway
Sarah Wendling (as Edna Mae Oliver)
 1938 Paradise for Three
Mrs. Kunkel
 1937 Rosalie
Queen
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich
Mrs. Atherton
 1937 Parnell
Aunt Ben
 1935 No More Ladies
Fanny
 1934 We're Rich Again
Maude Stanley
 1934 The Last Gentleman
Augusta Pritchard, Cabot's sister
 1934 The Poor Rich
Harriet Spottiswood
 1933 Only Yesterday
Leona (as Edna Mae Oliver)
 1933 Meet the Baron
Dean Primrose
 1933 Ann Vickers
Malvina Wormser
 1933 It's Great to Be Alive
Dr. Prodwell
 1933 The Great Jasper
Madame Talma
 1932 The Conquerors
Matilda Blake
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Violet
 1932 Ladies of the Jury
Mrs. Livingston Baldwin Crane
 1931 Fanny Foley Herself
Fanny Foley
 1931 Newly Rich
Bessie Tate
 1931 Cracked Nuts
Aunt Minnie Van Varden
 1931 Laugh and Get Rich
Sarah Austin
 1931 Cimarron
Mrs. Tracy Wyatt
 1930 Half Shot at Sunrise
Mrs. Marshall
 1929 The Saturday Night Kid
Miss Streeter
 1926 Let's Get Married
J.W. Smith
 1926 The American Venus
Mrs. Niles
 1925 Lovers in Quarantine
Amelia Pincent
 1925 The Lucky Devil
Mrs. McDee
 1924 Manhattan
Mrs. Trapes
 1924 Icebound
Hannah
 1924 Restless Wives
Benson's Secretary
 1923 Wife in Name Only
Mrs. Dornham
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Icebound. Drama. Written by Owen Davis. Directed by Sam Forrest. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 10 Feb 1923- Jun 1923 (closing date unknown/145 performances). Cast: Robert Ames, Eva Condon (as "Sadie Fellows"), Laurence Eddinger (as "Doctor Curtis"), Charles Henderson, Andrew J. Lawlor Jr., Lottie Linthicum, Frances Neilson, Edna May ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Portrayals | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edna Mae Oliver

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[when asked one day why, since she possessed a fine singing voice, she never went into musicals or opera] What? With a horse face like mine? What else can I do but play comedy?

Trivia:

She was a direct descendant of John Quincey Adams. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Edna May Oliver ROCKED!!! FranLovesBetteD
EMO as cartoon character kmck2002
Edna mae Oliver - What a Character lineman3
The American Margaret Rutherford valleyandy1
She's the very best thing about 'Drums Along The Mohawk' (1939) FranLovesBetteD
'Alice in Wonderland' (1933) FranLovesBetteD
Discuss Edna May Oliver on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page