Eve Arden was born--as Eunice Quedens, on this day in 1908. However, we know her as Our Miss Brooks , the star and title character of the long-running radio series about a witty and wise school teacher. The show actually hauled in an award from The National Education Association for its sympathetic portrayal of teachers. On Our Miss Brooks , Mrs. Brooks interacted with the bio teacher, Mr. Boynton ( Jeff Chandler ), Principal Conklin ( Gale Gordon ), and Walter Denton, one of her wacky students, played by Richard Crenna . For her efforts, Eve Arden won a Radio Mirror magazine readers' poll for best comedienne of 1948-49. Though her own series was her claim to fame, Arden also guested on The Danny Kaye Show , and The Lux Radio Theater .