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August 21, 1894
Newport, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||October 21, 1959 (aged 65)|
Los Angeles, U.S.
(m. 19??; her death 1959)
Olive Blakeney (August 21, 1894 – October 21, 1959) was an American actress.
Blakeney played as a super in visiting stage shows at $1 per performance. She made her screen debut in England in 1932.
In the early 1910s, Blakeney acted with the Pittsfield (Massachusetts) Stock Company. In 1914, she was engaged with the Lucille La Verne stock theater company. After working as William Gaxton's partner in vaudeville, she acted on stage in England. While there, she helped to introduce the play Broadway to British audiences. Her Broadway credits include The Royal Family (1951) and The Browning Version / Harlequinade (1949).
On television, Blakeney played the housekeeper in the syndicated medical drama Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (1955-1956) and guest-starred in "The Mothers," a 1957 episode of the CBS situation comedy Mr. Adams and Eve.
Blakeney was married to Bernard Nedell and was the mother of Betty Lou Lydon and mother-in-law of Jimmy Lydon, who played her son in all but the first of the Henry Aldrich films.
- Her Imaginary Lover (1933) - Polly
- Give Her a Ring (1934) - Mrs. Brune
- Leave It to Blanche (1934) - Blanche Wetherby
- Butter and Egg Man (1934)
- Mr. What's-His-Name? (1935) - Ann Henfield
- Hello, Sweetheart (1935) - Daisy Montrose
- Come Out of the Pantry (1935) - Mrs. Beach-Howard
- Excuse My Glove (1936) - Aunt Fanny Stafford
- Two's Company (1936) - Mrs. Madison
- Three Maxims (1936) - Mrs. Winston
- Don't Get Me Wrong (1937) - Frankie
- Gangway (1937) - Nedda Beaumont
- Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) - Louise (uncredited)
- That Uncertain Feeling (1941) - Margie
- Billy the Kid (1941) - Mrs. Patterson
- Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) - Mrs. Worth (uncredited)
- Two-Faced Woman (1941) - Phyllis (uncredited)
- Glamour Boy (1941) - Miss Treat
- Henry and Dizzy (1942) - Mrs. Aldrich
- Are Husbands Necessary? (1942) - Miss Bumstead
- The Postman Didn't Ring (1942) - Secretary (uncredited)
- Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942) - Mrs. Alice Aldrich
- Random Harvest (1942) - Miss Barnes (uncredited)
- Aerial Gunner (1943) - Mrs. Sanford Lunt
- Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943) - Mrs. Alice Aldrich
- Henry Aldrich Swings It (1943) - Mrs. Alice Aldrich
- Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943) - Mrs. Alice Aldrich
- Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (1944) - Mrs. Alice Aldrich
- The Navy Way (1944) - Mrs. Will Jamison (uncredited)
- Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944) - Mrs. Alice Aldrich
- Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944) - Mrs. Alice Aldrich
- Allergic to Love (1944) - Mrs. Bradley
- The Port of 40 Thieves (1944) - Aunt Caroline Hubbard
- Experiment Perilous (1944) - Cissie
- Nob Hill (1945) - Carruthers' Housekeeper (uncredited)
- Dakota (1945) - Mrs. Stowe
- Leave Her to Heaven (1945) - Mrs. Louise Robie (uncredited)
- Sentimental Journey (1946) - Mrs. Deane (uncredited)
- The Strange Woman (1946) - Mrs. Hollis
- Time Out of Mind (1947) - Mrs. Fernald
- Sealed Verdict (1948) - Camilla Cameron
- Roogie's Bump (1954) - Mrs. Andrews
- Three Brave Men (1956) - Miss Victoria Scott
- The Green-Eyed Blonde (1957) - Miss Vandingham
- I Want to Live! (1958) - Corona Warden (uncredited)
- Auntie Mame (1958) - Dowager (uncredited)
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- "In Dramatic Studios". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Ohio, Cincinnati. September 19, 1909. p. 55. Retrieved August 27, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "To-Night at Orpheum". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Ohio, Cincinnati. May 23, 1913. p. 2. Retrieved August 27, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "The Lucille LaVerne Company". The Atlanta Constitution. Georgia, Atlanta. April 5, 1914. p. 7. Retrieved August 27, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Olive Blakeney". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- Johnson, Erskine (July 6, 1943). "In Hollywood". The Newark Advocate. Ohio, Newark. p. 4. Retrieved August 27, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Erickson, Hal (1989). Syndicated Television: The First Forty Years, 1947-1987. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-7864-1198-8. P. 64.
- The Classic TV Archive Mr. Adams and Eve (1957-58) Accessed 12 June 2021
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