Kinsley, Kansas, USA
Place of Death
Pasadena, California, USA
Cause of Death
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Her character Aunt Harriet was added to the TV series _"Batman" (1966/II)_ partly so that there was someone else in the house to prevent the two heroes from spending all their time in their Batman and Robin costumes and partly because of nervousness behind the scenes about two young, unattached men like Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson (Batman and Robin) residing together unchaperoned.
In addition to her role as Aunt Harriet Cooper on "Batman", Madge Blake`s other well-known roles include her semi-regular part as Larry Mondello`s mother on "Leave It to Beaver" (1957)and gushy gossip columnist Dora Bailey in Singin` in the Rain (1952).
At one point, the producers of "Batman" wanted to fire Madge Blake, for reasons best known to themselves. Adam West, with whom she`d become friends, stood up for her and she kept her job. The next day, he found a freshly baked cake in his dressing room. To this day, West considers that one of the greatest compliments he`s ever been paid.
Was one of the models for the fairies in "Sleeping Beauty" (1959).
Full Name at Birth
Madge Blake (née Cummings; May 31, 1899 – February 19, 1969) was an American character actress best remembered for her roles as Larry Mondello's mother, Margaret Mondello, on the CBS/ABC sitcom Leave it to Beaver, as Flora MacMichael on the ABC/CBS sitcom The Real McCoys, and as Aunt Harriet Cooper in ninety-six episodes of ABC's Batman.
Claim to Fame
Leave it to Beaver
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Actor/Actress, Other Crew
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1949–69, 1949–69; her death
Milburn Stone (uncle)
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passed away on 19th Feb 1969 aged 69. |||
Madge Blake passed away on 19th Feb 1969 aged 69.
Madge Blake is a 69 year old American Actress. Born Madge Cummings on 31st May, 1899 in Kinsley, Kansas, USA, she is famous for Leave it to Beaver in a career that spans 1949–69. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Madge Blake is a member of the following lists:
Actresses from Kansas,
Actresses from Los Angeles, California and
20th-century American actresses.
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