Is there anyone who doesn't love Eve Arden? It's hard for me to imagine.
I'm always glad when I see her name in movie credits. There have been many Hollywood comediennes, but Eve Arden is truly one of a kind. Her presence in a movie guarantees intelligently delivered lines and witty wisecracks.
Around 1980 (give or take a year) I had the chance to see her on stage in the comedy CRITIC'S CHOICE, which incidentally had been filmed with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball for release in 1963.
It was a small theater, and Miss Arden came out after the show and graciously signed autographs:
The show had a nice cast:
I love Eve Arden in so many films, including STAGE DOOR (1937), COVER GIRL (1944), THE DOUGHGIRLS (1944), MILDRED PIERCE (1945), MY REPUTATION (1946), and THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE (1947). I'm very glad I had the opportunity to watch her perform in person!