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Eve Arden (April 30, 1908–November 12, 1990) was an American actress born as Eunice Quedens in Mill Valley, California.
She played in many movies, including Grease, in which she played the principal, and the secretary in Anatomy of a Murder.
She was also the star of Our Miss Brooks, a sitcom which aired on both radio (1948 - 1952) and television (1952 - 1956).
She died of cancer and heart disease in Los Angeles, California and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.
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She died of cancer and heart disease in Los Angeles, California and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. Since then she has been mainly involved in painting. She was also the star of Our Miss Brooks, a sitcom which aired on both radio (1948 - 1952) and television (1952 - 1956). After divorce, May Britt resumed working with some sporadic TV guest appearances, the last in 1988. She played in many movies, including Grease, in which she played the principal, and the secretary in Anatomy of a Murder. They divorced in 1968. Eve Arden (April 30, 1908–November 12, 1990) was an American actress born as Eunice Quedens in Mill Valley, California. had one daughter and adopted two sons.
She and Sammy Davis, Jr. Once married, May Britt left the movies for her family. At that time interracial marriages were forbidden by law in 31 US states out of 50, and only in 1967 those law were abolished by US Supreme Court. Their wedding caused controversy.
They soon started dating, and, after a brief engagement, got married on 13 November 1960. She met Sammy Davis, Jr., the famous Afro-American singer and actor, in 1959. She starred in a few movies, including The Young Lions with Marlon Brando and the criticized remake of The Blue Angel in the role that previously was Marlene Dietrich's. In late 1950s May Britt relocated to Hollywood after signing with 20th Century Fox.
She also featured in the War and Peace film of 1956. In the following years she worked in some ten CinecittÓ productions. As expected, she made her movie debut as the leading actress in Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair in 1952. May Britt immediately moved to Rome.
After meeting her, they offered her the part. They came to the studio where she worked for viewing pictures of some models. The two Italians were in Sweden to make a casting for a young blonde for the title role in Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair. Aged 18, she was the assistant to a photographer in Stockholm.
May Britt was discovered by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati in 1951. in 1960. She retired from the scenes after she married Sammy Davis, Jr. May Britt, stage name of Maybritt Wilkens (Liding÷, Sweden, 22 March 1933), had a brief career as movie actress in 1950s, in Italy first and in the USA afterwards.