She was perhaps best known for providing the voices for the wicked fairy Maleficent in the Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty, Madame Leota in the Haunted Mansion attraction at the Disney theme parks around the world, and the evil stepmother Lady Tremaine in the Disney animated film Cinderella. Animator Marc Davis created the characters' facial features to resemble Audley.
Her many roles in movies and on television in the 1950s and 1960s made her a very recognizable character actress. One notable running role was that of Oliver Douglas's mother Eunice in the Green Acres sitcom that aired on CBS from 1965 until 1971.
Audley died of respiratory failure on November 25, 1991, in North Hollywood, California.
Eleanor Audley Facts
|Birth Name||Eleanor Zellman|
|Birthday||November 19, 1905|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Date of death||November 25, 1991 (Hollywood, California, USA, age 86)|
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