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Encyclopedia > Edna May Oliver
Edna May Oliver

in the Little Women trailer (1933)
Birth name Edna May Nutter
Born November 9, 1883
Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Died November 9, 1942
Malibu, California, USA

Edna May Oliver (November 9, 1883November 9, 1942) was an Oscar-nominated American film actress. During the 1930s, she was one of the American screen's best-known character actresses often playing tart-tongued spinsters. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Little Women (1933) directed by George Cukor is based upon Louisa May Alcotts novel of the same name. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1649 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard C. Howard Area  - City  5. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Location of Malibu in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Ken Kearsley [1] Area  - City  100. ... Official language(s) English Capital  Sacramento Largest city  Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...

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Early life

Born Edna May Nutter in Malden, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Edna was a descendant of the 6th American president John Quincy Adams. She quit school at age fourteen in order to pursue a career on stage and achieved her first success in 1917 in the Broadway play Oh, Boy. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1649 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Richard C. Howard Area  - City  5. ... John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was a diplomat, politician, and President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829). ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ...


Career

Oliver's most notable stage appearance was as Parthy, wife of Cap'n Andy Hawks, in the original 1927 stage production of the famous musical Show Boat. She repeated the role in the 1932 Broadway revival, but turned down the chance to play Parthy in the 1936 film version of the show so that she could play the Nurse in that year's film version of Romeo and Juliet. Helen Westley played Parthy in the 1936 Show Boat. Oliver's role as the Nurse was her only role in a Shakespeare film or play. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. One notable exception is the song Bill, which was originally written for Kern in 1918 by P. G. Wodehouse but reworked by Hammerstein for Show Boat, and two songs... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Title page of the Second Quarto of Romeo and Juliet (published 1599) For other meanings see Romeo (disambiguation) and Juliet (disambiguation). ... Shakespeare redirects here. ...


Her film debut occurred in 1923 in the film Wife in Name Only and she continued to appear in films until Lydia in 1941. Oliver first gained major notice in films for her appearances in several comedy films starring the team of Wheeler & Woolsey including Half Shot at Sunrise, her first film under her RKO Radio contract in 1930. 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Lydia (Greek ) is a historic region of western Anatolia, congruent with Turkeys modern provinces of Ä°zmir and Manisa. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Wheeler & Woolsey famous American film comedy team of the thirties who are almost totally unknown today though their movies have survived. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ...


While most often playing featured parts, she starred in 10 films, including the women's stories Fanny Foley Herself and Ladies of the Jury. Edna May Oliver's most popular star vehicles were mystery-comedies starring Oliver as spinster sleuth Hildegarde Withers from the popular Stuart Palmer novels. The series ended prematurely when Oliver left RKO Radio to sign with MGM in 1935; the studio attempted to continue the series with Helen Broderick and then ZaSu Pitts as Withers, but these later films were not well-received. Fanny Foley Herself (1931) is an All-Talking comedy drama that was photographed entirely in Technicolor. ... Hildegarde Withers is a fictional character created by Stuart Palmer who appeared in several films and novels. ... Stuart Palmer (June 21, 1905 -February 4, 1968) was a popular mystery novel author and screenwriter, best known for his character, Hildegarde Withers. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Helen Broderick (August 11, 1891 – September 25, 1959) was an American film and stage actress known for her comic roles. ... Zazu Pitts (1894-1963) sporting her famous bob hairstyle ZaSu Pitts (January 3, 1894 (?) – June 7, 1963) was a United States movie actress. ...


Oliver frequently appeared in film versions of classic British literature, including Alice in Wonderland (1933), A Tale of Two Cities (1935), David Copperfield (1935), the 1936 film version of Romeo and Juliet, and Pride and Prejudice (1940). She received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1939 for her appearance in Drums Along the Mohawk. MARIANA TE AMOBritish literature is literature from the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. ... The movie Alice in Wonderland was first made in 1933 but was redone by Walt Disney in 1951. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... David Copperfield is a quasi-autobiographical novel by Charles Dickens. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jane Austens novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) has been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... // The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Drums Along the Mohawk is an historical novel of the American Revolution written by Walter D. Edmonds. ...


Death

She died on her 59th birthday in 1942 following a short intestinal ailment that proved terminal, and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Gates of Forest Lawn Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. ... Nickname: The Jewel City Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ...


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Steve Oliver - Wildlife and Nature Art - News (1292 words)
Oliver also had the honor of winning this contest in 2000, making him the only two-time winner since the Black Bear Stamp Program began in 1996.
Entries for the competition were accepted in all media, including photographs, and were required to be 7 inches by 10 inches in a horizontal orientation, with the subject being a fl bear.
Oliver chose to submit a detailed acrylic painting and rendered the more unusual brown phase of the species in his entry.
Edna May Oliver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (231 words)
Edna May Oliver (November 9, 1883 – November 9, 1942) was an Oscar-nominated American film actress.
Born Edna May Nutter in Malden, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Edna was a descendant of the 6th American president John Quincy Adams.
She died on her 59th birthday in 1942 following a short intestinal ailment that proved terminal, and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
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