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Olive Blakeney (1894–1959)


Brown-haired, articulate American character actress who became a prolific performer on both sides of the Atlantic. Schooled in her native Kentucky she subsequently attended drama classes. Having relocated to London, she soon found steady employment in repertory theatre and eventually made her motion picture debut in the comedy Her Imaginary Lover ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Strange Woman
The Strange Woman Mrs. Hollis
(1946)
Henry and Dizzy
Henry and Dizzy Mrs. Aldrich
(1942)
Henry Aldrich, Editor
Henry Aldrich, Editor Mrs. Alice Aldrich
(1942)

Filmography

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 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Mrs. Harney
- Dead Ringer (1959) ... Mrs. Harney
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Jason
- The Testimonial (1959) ... Mrs. Jason
 1959 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Ma Torvet
- Sky (1959) ... Ma Torvet
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini-Series)
Martha Perry
- Whatever Happened to Peggy (1958) ... Martha Perry
 1958 Auntie Mame
Dowager (uncredited)
 1958 I Want to Live!
Corona Warden (uncredited)
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
Olive
- Mr. Tutt (1958) ... Olive
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mrs. McGill
- The Hidden One (1958) ... Mrs. McGill
 1955-1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
Mrs. Grady - Housekeeper
- Red Herring (1957) ... Mrs. Grady - Housekeeper
- Real Doll (1957) ... Mrs. Grady - Housekeeper
- Mrs. Grady's Delusions (1956) ... Mrs. Grady - Housekeeper
- Sheridan Story (1955) ... Mrs. Grady - Housekeeper
- Carlton Story (1955) ... Mrs. Grady - Housekeeper
 1957 The Green-Eyed Blonde
Miss Vandingham
 1957 Mr. Adams and Eve (TV Series)
Mrs. Adams
- The Mothers (1957) ... Mrs. Adams
 1957 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilma Adams
- The Case of the Drowning Duck (1957) ... Mrs. Wilma Adams
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Jessie Cooper
- Revenge (1957) ... Jessie Cooper
 1955-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Briggs / Mrs. Gates
- The Girl in the Grass (1957) ... Briggs
- Well of Anger (1955) ... Mrs. Gates
 1956 Three Brave Men
Miss Victoria Scott
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Mann
- The Odd Ones (1956) ... Mrs. Mann
 1955 You Are There (TV Series)
June / Farmer's Wife / Mrs. Strauss
 1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Comstock
- Looking Glass House (1955) ... Mrs. Comstock
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Miss Crump - Orphanage Supervisor
- The Nora Paul Story (1955) ... Miss Crump - Orphanage Supervisor
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
Charlotte Wheeler
- Firetrap (1955) ... Charlotte Wheeler
 1955 The Man with a Camera (TV Movie)
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1955 Soldier's Bride (TV Movie)
Mrs. Taylor
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Oliver
- Penny Serenade (1955) ... Miss Oliver
 1954 Roogie's Bump
Mrs. Andrews
 1952-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Abby Malloy
- The Post Road (1952)
- Nostradamus Berry (1952) ... Abby Malloy
 1953 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Hollywood Tandem (1953)
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
- Encore (1953)
 1953 Spark of Genius (TV Movie)
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Edna
- The Middle Son (1953) ... Edna
 1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Right You Are! (1953)
 1952 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
- The Diary (1952)
 1952 Salvage (TV Movie)
 1952 Doctor Serocold (TV Movie)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Royal Family (1951)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- William and Mary (1950)
 1948 Sealed Verdict
Camilla Cameron
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Mrs. Fernald
 1946 The Strange Woman
Mrs. Hollis
 1946 Sentimental Journey
Mrs. Deane (uncredited)
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Mrs. Louise Robie (uncredited)
 1945 Dakota
Mrs. Stowe
 1945 Nob Hill
Carruthers' Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1944 Experiment Perilous
Cissie Bederaux
 1944 Port of 40 Thieves
Aunt Caroline Hubbard
 1944 Allergic to Love
Mrs. Bradley
 1944 Henry Aldrich's Little Secret
Mrs. Alice Aldrich
 1944 The Road to Victory (Short)
Mrs. Ames (uncredited)
 1944 Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid
Mrs. Alice Aldrich
 1944 The Shining Future (Short)
Mrs. Ames
 1944 The Navy Way
Mrs. Will Jamison (uncredited)
 1944 Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout
Mrs. Alice Aldrich
 1943 Henry Aldrich Haunts a House
Mrs. Alice Aldrich
 1943 Henry Aldrich Swings It
Mrs. Alice Aldrich
 1943 Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour
Mrs. Alice Aldrich
 1943 Aerial Gunner
Mrs. Sanford Lunt
 1942 Random Harvest
Miss Barnes (uncredited)
 1942 Henry Aldrich, Editor
Mrs. Alice Aldrich
 1942 The Postman Didn't Ring
Secretary (uncredited)
 1942 Are Husbands Necessary?
Miss Bumstead
 1942 Henry and Dizzy
Mrs. Aldrich
 1941 Glamour Boy
Miss Treat
 1941 Two-Faced Woman
Phyllis (uncredited)
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Mrs. Worth (uncredited)
 1941 Billy the Kid
Mrs. Patterson
 1941 That Uncertain Feeling
Margie
 1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
Louise (uncredited)
 1937 Gangway
Nedda Beaumont
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
 1937 Don't Get Me Wrong
Frankie
 1936 The Show Goes On
Mrs. Winston
 1936 Two's Company
Mrs. Madison
 1936 Excuse My Glove
Aunt Fanny Stafford
 1935 Come Out of the Pantry
Mrs. Beach-Howard
 1935 Hello, Sweetheart
Daisy Montrose
 1935 Mr. What's-His-Name?
Ann Henfield
 1934 Leave It to Blanche
Blanche Wetherby
 1934 Give Her a Ring
Mrs. Brune
 1933 Her Imaginary Lover
Polly
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Mother-in-law of Jimmy Lydon, who played her son in all but the first film of the "Henry Aldrich" series. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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