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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 2nd American president John Adams and his son, the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. In addition, her father's stepfather, Samuel Oliver, had a ... See full bio »

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

Known For

Drums Along the Mohawk Mrs. Mc Klennar
(1939)
David Copperfield Aunt Betsey
(1935)
The Penguin Pool Murder Miss Hildegarde Withers
(1932)
(1935)

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 1941 Lydia
Sarah MacMillan
 1940 Pride and Prejudice
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
 1939 Drums Along the Mohawk
Mrs. Mc Klennar
 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
 1936 Romeo and Juliet
Nurse to Juliet
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities
Miss Pross
 1935 No More Ladies
Fanny
 1935 Murder on a Honeymoon
Hildegarde Withers
 1935 David Copperfield
Aunt Betsey
 1934 We're Rich Again
Maude Stanley
 1934 Murder on the Blackboard
Hildegarde Withers
 1934 The Last Gentleman
Augusta Pritchard
 1934 The Poor Rich
Harriet Spottiswood
 1933 Alice in Wonderland
Red Queen
 1933 Little Women
Aunt March
 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 Penguin Pool Murder
Miss Hildegarde Withers
 1932 The Conquerors
Matilda Blake
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Violet Jones
 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
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Wild Oats Lane. Melodrama. Written by George Broadhurst. Based on the story "The Gambling Chaplain" by Gerald Beaumont. Directed by Lillian Trimble Bradley. Broadhurst Theatre: 6 Sep 1922- Sep 1922 (closing date unknown/13 performances). Cast: Macklyn Arbuckle (as "Father Joe"), Richard Barbee (as "The Up-and-Down Kid"), James ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Portrayals | 11 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edna Mae Oliver

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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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? See more »

Trivia:

In addition to being a descendant of Presidents John Adams (born 1735) and his son John Quincy Adams, her father's stepfather, Samuel Oliver, had a mother named Julia Adams who descended from a different John Adams (born 1724). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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