Eve Arden (April 30, 1908 – November 12, 1990) was an American actress. Her almost 60-year career crossed most media frontiers with supporting and leading roles, but she is perhaps best remembered for playing the sardonic but engaging high school teacher in the classic Our Miss Brooks (radio and television), and as the Rydell High School principal in the films Grease and Grease 2.
Arden was married to Ned Bergen from 1939 to 1947, and to actor Brooks West from 1952 until his death in 1984 from a heart ailment. She and West had four children.
According to some sources, she had an affair with Danny Kaye in the 1940s.
Arden died of advanced colorectal cancer and heart disease at her home in Los Angeles, California at the age of 82 and is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.