Maude was born in Bronte-on-the-Lake, Ontario and studied elocution in Toronto. Her early theater work was in Ontario and New York, debuting on Broadway to great acclaim as "Coddles" in the 1914 farce, A Pair of Sixes.
She continued to play mainly humorous domestic roles on stage, appearing in productions such as The Half Moon (1920), Lady Butterfly (1923), Three Cheers (1928) and Many a Slip (1930), before her first significant film role in The Bat Whispers (1930), director Roland West's sound remake of his 1926 silent feature The Bat.
She retired in 1951 and died on 15 October 1960, in Hollywood, California, aged 84.
Eburne's more than 100 films include:
- The Guardsman (1931)
- Bought! (1931)
- This Reckless Age (1932)
- The Vampire Bat (1933)
- Ladies They Talk About (1933)
- Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
- Exile Express (1939)
- Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940)
- Among the Living (1941)
- Almost Married (1942)
- The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)
- To Be or Not to Be (1942)
- Hitchhike to Happiness (1945)
- "Coddles Awakes at Last to Find Herself Famous; After Thirteen Years of Watchful Waiting, Maude Eburne Comes Into Her Own.". The New York Times. 1914-03-29. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
- "Maude Eburne". Northern Stars. Screenarts Incorporated. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
- Erickson, Hal. "Maude Eburne: Biography". New York Times. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
- Maude Eburne at the Internet Broadway Database
- Maude Eburne at the Internet Movie Database
- Maude Eburne at Find a Grave
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