Edna May Oliver

Edna May Oliver


Also Known As
Edna May Nutter, Edna Mae Oliver
Birth Place
Malden, Massachusetts, USA
November 09, 1883
November 09, 1942

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Family & Companions

David Welford Pratt
Stockbroker. Born c. 1890; married in January 1928; maintained separate residences during their marriage; divorced in 1933.




Cast (Feature Film)

Lydia (1941)
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Nurse Edith Cavell (1939)
Countess de Mavon
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
Maggie Sutton
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Mrs. McKlennar
Second Fiddle (1939)
Aunt Phoebe
Paradise for Three (1938)
Mrs. Kunkel
Little Miss Broadway (1938)
Sarah Wendling
My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)
Mrs. [Lou] Atherton
Parnell (1937)
Aunt Ben
Rosalie (1937)
Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Nurse to Juliet
David Copperfield (1935)
Aunt Betsey [Trotwood]
No More Ladies (1935)
Fanny [Townsend]
Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)
Hildegarde Withers
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
Miss Pross
Murder on the Blackboard (1934)
Hildegarde Withers
The Last Gentleman (1934)
Augusta Prichard
The Poor Rich (1934)
Harriet Spottiswood
We're Rich Again (1934)
Maude [Standing]
Meet the Baron (1933)
Dean Primrose
The Great Jasper (1933)
Madame Talma
Ann Vickers (1933)
[Dr.] Malvina Wormser
It's Great to Be Alive (1933)
Dr. Prodwell
Little Women (1933)
Aunt March
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Red Queen
Only Yesterday (1933)
Ladies of the Jury (1932)
Mrs. Livingston Baldwin Crane
Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
Hildegarde Martha Withers
The Conquerors (1932)
Matilda Blake
Hold 'Em Jail (1932)
Violet [Jones]
Cimarron (1931)
Mrs. Tracy Wyatt
Forbidden Adventure (1931)
Bessie Tait
Laugh and Get Rich (1931)
Sarah Austin
Fanny Foley Herself (1931)
Fanny Foley
Cracked Nuts (1931)
Aunt Minnie Van Arden
Half Shot at Sunrise (1930)
Mrs. Marshall
The Saturday Night Kid (1929)
Miss Streeter
Let's Get Married (1926)
J. W. Smith
Lovers in Quarantine (1925)
Amelia Pincent
Lucky Devil (1925)
Mrs. McDee
Restless Wives (1924)
Benson's secretary
Manhattan (1924)
Mrs. Trapes
Icebound (1924)
Wife in Name Only (1923)
Mrs. Dornham
Three O'Clock in the Morning (1923)

Cast (Short)

The American Venus (1926)
Mrs. Niles

Life Events

Photo Collections

Pride and Prejudice - Scene Stills
Here are several scene stills from MGM's Pride and Prejudice (1940), starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier.


Movie Clip

Drums Along The Mohawk (1939) -- (Movie Clip) At The Borst Home The first scene in director John Ford’s first color (Technicolor) film, Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert as colonials Gil and Lana are married in Albany, New York, 1776, cinematography credit shared by Bert Glennon and Ray Rennahan, Edwin Maxwell the celebrant, Robert Grieg and Clara Blandick her parents, opening Drums Along The Mohawk, 1939.
Drums Along The Mohawk (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Taste Of A Widow Gil (Henry Fonda), recruited into the Continental Army, gets farewell wishes from Lana (Claudette Colbert) and an earthy gesture from Mrs. McKlennar (Edna May Oliver), then marches, in John Ford's Drums Along The Mohawk, 1939.
Ann Vickers (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Muck And Slime Of Life Following what in the original Sinclair Lewis novel is openly called an abortion, social worker Irene Dunne (title character) is more vague as she convalesces and reflects with doctor and friend Malvina (Edna May Oliver), in Ann Vickers, 1933, directed by John Cromwell.
Half Shot At Sunrise (1930) -- (Movie Clip) Have You Ever Tried Perfume? Just the supporting ladies here, savvy Parisian Olga (Leni Stengel) is advising soldier-crazy Annette (Dorothy Lee), daughter of an American officer in WWI Paris, when her mother (Edna May Oliver) and sister (Roberta Robinson) happen by, in the RKO Wheeler & Woolsey comedy hit Half Shot At Sunrise, 1930.
Penguin Pool Murder (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Too Bad About Your Stock Exteriors and interiors at the old New York Aquarium at Battery Park (closed in 1941) make good framing for striking intensity with exhibitor Hemingway (Clarence Wilson), broker Parker (Guy Usher) and his sneaking wife (Mae Clarke), in the first “Miss Withers” picture, starring Edna May Oliver, from the Stuart Palmer novel, Penguin Pool Murder, 1932.
Penguin Pool Murder (1932) -- (Movie Clip) I Believe The Word Is "Scrammed" Upstairs at the aquarium, debriefing witnesses, James Gleason as cop Piper tangles with Edna May Oliver as the lead, schoolteacher-snoop Miss Withers, interviewing potential suspect Seymour (Donald Cook), as the cop Donovan (Edgar Kennedy) stops another crime, in Penguin Pool Murder, 1932.
Penguin Pool Murder (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Never Try To Evade The Law Foul play already underway, Joe Hermano the escaping thief, then the delightful introduction, George Archainbaud directing, of Edna May Oliver as schoolteacher Miss Withers in the first feature in the series based on Stuart Palmer’s novels, shot inside the old New York Aquarium, James Donlan the guard, Edgar Kennedy the cop, in Penguin Pool Murder, 1932.
Penguin Pool Murder (1932) -- (Movie Clip) I Could Get A Substitute Dropping by her pad to collect her exemplary notes on his interviews, cop Piper (James Gleason) is surprised by the royal spread provided by Miss Withers (Edna May Oliver, in her first appearance as the character from the Stuart Palmer novels), with much sparking as he realizes her hat-pin may have been the weapon, in Penguin Pool Murder, 1932.
Penguin Pool Murder (1932) -- (Movie Clip) That's A Little Vulgar Following a lead, Edna May Oliver as schoolteacher-sleuth Miss Withers engages the sultry sectary (Mary Mason) of the victim, her last barb a reference to the name of a well known women’s tonic, then bumps into maybe-suspicious lawyer Costello (Robert Armstrong) at the cop shop, in the first in the series, Penguin Pool Murder, 1932.
David Copperfield (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Heat The Bath! Now vagabond David (Freddie Bartholomew) presents himself to startled Aunt Betsey (Edna May Oliver) and meets sublime Mr. Dick (Lennox Pawle), in George Cukor's version of Dickens' David Copperfield, 1935.
David Copperfield (1935) -- (Movie Clip) A Personal Claim Upon Me Now grown-up David (Frank Lawton) with Uriah Heep (Roland Young), then Micawber (W.C. Fields) then Aunt Betsey (Edna May Oliver), Agnes (Madge Evans) et al seeing him off to London, in George Cukor's David Copperfield, 1935.
Lydia (1941) -- (Movie Clip) The Past Always Improves Established as a Boston grande dame, Merle Oberon (title character) reunited with old suitors Michael, Bob and Frank (Joseph Cotten, George Reeves, Hans Jaray), for director Julien Duvivier's first flashback, featuring John Halliday and Edna May Oliver, early in Lydia, 1941.



David Welford Pratt
Stockbroker. Born c. 1890; married in January 1928; maintained separate residences during their marriage; divorced in 1933.