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Edna May Oliver

Edna May Oliver

Edna May Oliver (November 9, 1883 - November 9, 1942) (born Edna May Nutter) was a film actress.

Born to the Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Oliver quit school at age fourteen in order to pursue a career on stage. She achieved her first success in 1917 in the Broadway play Oh, Boy. Her film debut occurred in 1923 in the film Wife in Name Only and she continued to appear in films until Lydia in 1941.

She frequently appeared in film versions of classic British literature, including Alice in Wonderland (1933), A Tale of Two Cities (1935), and Pride and Prejudice (1940). She received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1939 for her appearance in Drums Along the Mohawk.

She died on her birthday in 1942 after a short bout of intestinal disorder.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Edna May Oliver Facts

Birth NameEdna May Nutter
BirthdayNovember 9, 1883
BirthplaceMalden, Massachusetts, USA
Date of deathNovember 9, 1942 (age 59)
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Edna May Oliver compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Pride and Prejudice
The Hildegarde Withers Mysteries Movies Collection
Drums Along the Mohawk
Nurse Edith Cavell
The Essential John Ford: Ford At Fox Collection
A Tale of Two Cities
David Copperfield
Alice in Wonderland
Little Women
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