Beginning as a radio actress, she worked extensively in the 1940s and 1950s in Hollywood on such shows as Escape, Suspense, and the radio versions of My Favorite Husband (as mother-in-law Mrs. Cooper) and Father Knows Best (as one of the Anderson's neighbors).
She was perhaps best known for providing the voices for the wicked fairy Maleficent in the Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty, he was perhaps best known for providing the voices for the brushes Splatter Phoenix in the Disney animated film Darkwing Duck, Madame Leota in the Haunted Mansion attraction at the Disney theme parks around the world, and the evil stepmother Lady Tremaine in the Disney animated film Cinderella. Animator Marc Davis created the characters' facial features to resemble Audley.
Her many roles in movies and on television in the 1950s and 1960s made her a very recognizable character actress. One notable running role was that of Oliver Douglas's mother Eunice in the Green Acres sitcom that aired on CBS from 1965 until 1971.
- Eleanor Audley. Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved on January 19, 2006.