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DiedNovember 25, 1991, North Hollywood, California, United States
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FactShe was the original voice of Madame Leota in Disney's The Haunted Mansion attractions.

Eleanor Audley was born on November 19, 1905, in New York City. Her parents were both immigrants from Italy. She had two brothers and two sisters. She attended public schools in New York City and graduated from high school in 1923. She then attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Audley’s career began in the theater. She appeared on Broadway in several productions in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1940s, she began working in radio. She was the voice of many characters on the popular radio programs “The Adventures of Superman” and “The Lone Ranger.” She also did voice work for cartoons, including the character of Maleficent in Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty.”

In the 1950s, Audley began working in television. She had guest roles on many popular shows, including “The Twilight Zone” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” She also had a recurring role on the soap opera “As the World Turns.”

Audley’s most famous role was that of Mrs. Mills, the housekeeper on the television series “Gilligan’s Island.” She appeared in all 98 episodes of the show’s three-year run.

After “Gilligan’s Island” ended, Audley continued to work in television. She had guest roles on such shows as “The Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island.” She also did voice work for several animated series, including “The Smurfs” and ” Alvin and the Chipmunks.”

Audley retired from acting in the early 1990s. She died in Santa Monica, California, on November 25, 1991, at the age of 86.

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Full NameEleanor Audley
DiedNovember 25, 1991, North Hollywood, California, United States
ProfessionVoice Actor


MoviesCinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Home Before Dark, The Second Time Around, Gambling House, Cell 2455 Death Row, Full of Life, The Unguarded Moment, Pretty Baby, Hook, Line & Sinker
TV ShowsGreen Acres, Father Knows Best

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1Eleanor Audley is the voice of the iconic character Madame Leota in Disney's Haunted Mansion attraction.
2Played Oliver Wendell Douglas' (Eddie Albert''s) mother in Green Acres (1965) despite being only a year older than Albert.
3She was the original voice of Madame Leota in Disney's The Haunted Mansion attractions.
4New York born, stage-trained actress who specialized in snobbish society matron types, most notably in the recurring role of Eddie Albert's character's mother on Green Acres (1965). She is probably best known, however, as the voice of two of Disney's most memorable animated villainesses: Lady Tremaine, the wicked stepmother, in Cinderella (1950) and, nine years later, as the evil fairy Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty (1959). She also served as the physical model for both characters.




Wives and Lovers1963Fan at Sardi's (uncredited)
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesLady
Have Gun - Will Travel1960-1963TV SeriesMrs. Randolph Quincy / School Teacher / Cynthia Palmer
The Joey Bishop Show1961-1962TV SeriesMrs. Fitch - Clubwoman / Fashion Announcer / Mrs. Willoughby
The Detectives1962TV SeriesLiz Roberts
Pete and Gladys1961-1962TV SeriesMrs. Clibber / Mrs. Brenner
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis1962TV SeriesIrma Lumpkin
Ichabod and Me1962TV Series
The Second Time Around1961Mrs. Trask
The Pleasure of His Company1961Mrs. Thompson (uncredited)
The Best of the Post1961TV SeriesMrs. Hill
The Tab Hunter Show1961TV SeriesColumnist
Perry Mason1958-1960TV SeriesHeadmistress Lorimer / Lois Gilbert
Shirley Temple's Storybook1960TV SeriesMiss Collingwood
Make Room for Daddy1960TV SeriesMrs. Willoughby
Michael Shayne1960TV Series
Waldo1960TV Movie
Mr. Lucky1960TV SeriesMrs. Dubois
Peter Gunn1960TV SeriesLaura Scott
Dennis the Menace1960TV SeriesMrs. Pompton
The Man from Blackhawk1960TV SeriesComtesse de Vilion
The Untouchables1960TV SeriesMrs. Cross
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna1956-1960TV SeriesBess Pomeroy / Mrs. Pomeroy / Mrs. Gardiner / ...
The Twilight Zone1960TV SeriesMrs. Whitney
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1960TV SeriesMrs. Videau
Johnny Midnight1960TV SeriesMrs. Rice
General Electric Theater1954-1959TV SeriesAlice Martin / Henrietta's friend / Woman in Restaurant
A Summer Place1959Waiting Guest at Molly's College (uncredited)
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1959TV SeriesAgnes Wilton / Mrs. Deneken
Hennesey1959TV Series
The FBI Story1959Mrs. King (uncredited)
Mike Hammer1959TV SeriesMrs. Milford
The Ann Sothern Show1959TV SeriesMrs. Thompson
Sleeping Beauty1959Maleficent (voice)
The Real McCoys1959TV SeriesDr. Kirkwood
Frontier Doctor1958TV SeriesHattie Black
Home Before Dark1958Mrs. Hathaway
Step Down to Terror1958Miss Brighton (uncredited)
Voice in the Mirror1958Speaker at Soup Kitchen (uncredited)
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1956-1958TV SeriesThe Saleslady / Mrs. Winthrop / Mrs. Crowley / ...
The Loretta Young Show1954-1958TV SeriesEdith Landow / Miss Bennett
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1958TV SeriesMrs. Emily Trumbull
The Millionaire1955-1958TV SeriesGlori Van Enger - Columnist / Cynthia Semple
The Old Testament Scriptures1958TV SeriesNaomi
The Lineup1957TV SeriesMaryanne Carstaires
Jeanne Eagels1957Sob Sister at Party (uncredited)
Crossroads1957TV SeriesMrs. Sand
I Love Lucy1957TV SeriesFlower Judge / Eleanor Spaulding
The Ford Television Theatre1955-1957TV SeriesConstance Perkins / Tina
Spoilers of the Forest1957Mrs. Walters
Lux Video Theatre1956-1957TV SeriesAunt Ada / Mrs. Lane
Cavalcade of America1957TV SeriesMrs. Littlefield
How to Marry a Millionaire1957TV SeriesGertrude Van Dyne
The Gray Ghost1957TV SeriesMrs. Maddox
Full of Life1956Mrs. Jameson
Crusader1956TV SeriesMrs. Watson
Father Knows Best1956TV SeriesBookstacker in library / Woman Giving Spare Change / Saleslady
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956TV SeriesMiss Peabody
The People's Choice1956TV SeriesMrs. Price / Moderator
The Unguarded Moment1956Mr. Pendleton's Secretary
Screen Directors Playhouse1956TV SeriesJudith Brenner
The Toy Tiger1956Woman in Reading Room (uncredited)
Climax!1956TV Series
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1956TV SeriesMrs. Morgan / Mrs. Hammond / Governor's Wife
Our Miss Brooks1956TV SeriesMrs. Pryor
Celebrity Playhouse1955TV Series
All That Heaven Allows1955Mrs. Humphrey (uncredited)
Damon Runyon Theater1955TV SeriesCynthia
Front Row Center1955TV SeriesCarlotta Vance
Cell 2455, Death Row1955Blanche
A Man Called Peter1955Member of Congregation (uncredited)
Untamed1955Lady Vernon (uncredited)
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1955TV Series
Prince of Players1955Actress as Mrs. Montchesington (uncredited)
Studio 571954TV SeriesMiss Hunt
With a Song in My Heart1952Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Starlift1951Mrs. Louise Williams (uncredited)
Gambling House1950Mrs. Livingston
Three Secrets1950Warden (uncredited)
Pretty Baby1950Miss Brindel
No Way Out1950Wife (uncredited)
Cinderella1950Lady Tremaine (voice)
The Story of Molly X1949Parole Board Member (uncredited)
My Three Sons1969-1970TV SeriesMrs. Vincent
Hook, Line and Sinker1969Mrs. Durham
Green Acres1965-1969TV SeriesMother Eunice Douglas Eunice Douglas
Never a Dull Moment1968Matron (uncredited)
Pistols 'n' Petticoats1966-1967TV SeriesMrs. Teasley
Love on a Rooftop1966TV Series2nd Matron
The Phyllis Diller Show1966TV SeriesMrs. Fenwick
The Bob Hope Show1956-1966TV Series
Summer Fun1966TV SeriesMother-in-law
Honey West1966TV SeriesMrs. Carlton Murdock
My Brother the Angel1965TV SeriesMrs. Ettinger
The Big Valley1965TV SeriesMother Callahan
The Lucy Show1965TV SeriesThe Columnist
Hazel1961-1965TV SeriesMrs. Hardy / Mrs. Loretta Greene / Mrs. Totter / ...
O.K. Crackerby!1965TV SeriesMrs. Amelia Willoughby
Peyton Place1965TV SeriesMiss Marsh
I'll Take Sweden1965Mrs. Dow (uncredited)
Kentucky Jones1965TV SeriesMrs. Edgerton
The Jack Benny Program1965TV SeriesMrs. Lewis
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesMrs. Laura Farnham
The Farmer's Daughter1964-1965TV SeriesMildred / Simone
The Cara Williams Show1965TV SeriesMrs. Ashford
Mister Ed1961-1965TV SeriesAunt Martha
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesButtercup Fuchsia / Lil Schaeffer / Mrs. Johnson
Many Happy Returns1964TV SeriesMrs. Atwood
Kisses for My President1964School Principal Osgood (uncredited)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown1964Mrs. Cartwright (uncredited)
The Beverly Hillbillies1962-1964TV SeriesMrs. Millicent Schuyler-Potts
McHale's Navy1964TV SeriesMrs. Millicent Hardesy
Wagon Train1958-1963TV SeriesMinerva Ames / Mother Allbright / Mrs. Winston
The New Phil Silvers Show1963TV SeriesMrs. Osborne
The Wheeler Dealers1963Art Critic (uncredited)
The Dick Van Dyke Show1961-1963TV SeriesMrs. Billings / Party Goer


The Beverly Hillbillies1962-1963TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hazel1963TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cinderella1950performer: "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" - uncredited


Sleeping Beauty1959live action model: Maleficent - uncredited
Cinderella1950live action model: Lady Tremaine - uncredited

Archive Footage

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1977-1979TV SeriesMartron Lady Tremaine Maleficent
The Far Out West1967Mrs. Teasley (uncredited)
Green Acres1966TV SeriesMother Eunice Douglas
The Gun of Zangara1960TV MovieMrs. Cross (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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