Born Eleanor Zellman, Eleonor Audley has been an important part of Disney in the time when she was alive. She has voiced characters such as Lady Tremaine on “Cinderella,” Madame Leota on the Haunted Mansion, and her most famous role; Maleficent on “Sleeping Beauty.”
Audley has also been famous on a few television series. She has been on shows such as “My Three Sons,” “Green Acres,” and “Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats.” She has also been in movies like “Hook, Line, and Sinker,” an uncredited role in “Never a Dull Moment,” and “The Second Time Around.”
Audley also worked on radio quite a bit as well. She has done “Escape,” “Suspense,” and a radio play of Father Knows Best. Oddly, three years after the film “Cinderella” came out, she got the chance to play as the stepmother again in a radio adaptation of Cinderella.
Eleanor Audley was an inspiration to many people who want to learn how to do a good heroic or excellent villain role. Audley is one that people could learn a lot from, and her legacy is one that will be remembered for a long time.
Eleanor Audley: November 19, 1905- November 25- 1991
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