Birth Name: Eve Arden
Birth Place: Mill Valley, California, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Eve Arden was born Eunice Quedens on April 30, 1908 in Mill Valley, CA. The only child of Charles and Lucille Quedens, she was raised primarily by her mother after her parents' divorce. Relocating to San Francisco, Lucille Quedens found work as a milliner, eventually opening her own hat shop. Often left alone while her mother worked, Arden developed a vivid imagination and staged plays of her own invention for friends and neighbors. Her first experience at public performance came when she was asked to recite a poem for her second grade class. When her recitation of "No Kicka My Dog," a monologue about an immigrant and his four-legged friend, moved a classmate to tears, Arden knew she had fou...
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