Edith Evanson


Biography

Edith Evanson was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in her acting career, Evanson landed roles in various films, including "Orchestra Wives" (1942) with George Montgomery, "The Jade Mask" (1945) and the Gerald Mohr comedy "The Notorious Lone Wolf" (1946). She also appeared in "You Gotta Stay Happy" (1949), the adaptation "Perfect Strangers" (1950) with Ginge...

Biography

Edith Evanson was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in her acting career, Evanson landed roles in various films, including "Orchestra Wives" (1942) with George Montgomery, "The Jade Mask" (1945) and the Gerald Mohr comedy "The Notorious Lone Wolf" (1946). She also appeared in "You Gotta Stay Happy" (1949), the adaptation "Perfect Strangers" (1950) with Ginger Rogers and "The D*mned Don't Cry" (1950) with Joan Crawford. Her film career continued throughout the fifties in productions like the biographical drama "The Magnificent Yankee" (1951) with Louis Calhern, the spy thriller "The Redhead and the Cowboy" (1951) with Glenn Ford and the drama "Rawhide" (1951) with Tyrone Power. She also appeared in the Kirk Douglas drama "The Big Carnival" (1951). Nearing the end of her career, she continued to act in the dramatic adaptation "Desiree" (1954) with Marlon Brando, "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing" (1955) and "Storm Center" (1956) with Bette Davis. She also appeared in "Drango" (1957) with Jeff Chandler and "The Young Stranger" (1957). Evanson last acted in the thriller "The Split" (1968) with Jim Brown. Evanson passed away in November 1980 at the age of 84.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Seven Minutes (1971)
Cassie McGraw
Marnie (1964)
Rita
Twice Told Tales (1963)
Lisabetta
The Clown and the Kid (1961)
Toby Tyler (1960)
Aunt Olive
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
Icelandic proprietress
The Quiet Gun (1957)
Mrs. Merric
The Young Stranger (1957)
Lotte
Drango (1957)
Mrs. Blackford
The Leather Saint (1956)
Stella
Storm Center (1956)
Mrs. Simmons
The Road to Denver (1955)
Mrs. Garrett
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)
Josie
The Silver Star (1955)
Mrs. [Belle] Dowdy
City of Shadows (1955)
Mrs. Fellows
About Mrs. Leslie (1954)
Mrs. Fine
Désirée (1954)
Queen Hedwig
The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)
Mrs. Martin
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953)
Mrs. Edgett
The Big Heat (1953)
Selma Parker
It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
Mrs. Peterson
Shane (1953)
Mrs. Shipstead
The Company She Keeps (1951)
Miss Holman
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Miss Deverich
Rawhide (1951)
Mrs. Hickman
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)
Mrs. Barrett
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Mrs. Crockett
The Magnificent Yankee (1951)
Annie Gough
Elephant Stampede (1951)
Miss Banks
The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
Mrs. Castleman
Perfect Strangers (1950)
Mary Travers
Union Station (1950)
Mrs. Willecombe
Caged (1950)
Miss Barker
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949)
Mrs. Racknell
Big Jack (1949)
Widow Simpson
Madame Bovary (1949)
Mother Superior
The Gallant Blade (1948)
Rope (1948)
Mrs. Wilson
I Remember Mama (1948)
Aunt Sigrid
Forever Amber (1947)
Sarah
Singapore (1947)
Miss Barnes
Fun on a Weekend (1947)
Mr. Cowperwaithe's secretary
The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)
Forelady
Mysterious Intruder (1946)
Mrs. Wardrobe
The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946)
Olga
Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946)
Swedish maid
Captain Eddie (1945)
Nurse
Youth on Trial (1945)
Mother
The Jade Mask (1945)
Louise Harper
The Fighting Guardsman (1945)
Madam Paquin
Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
French maid
The Soul of a Monster (1944)
Housekeeper
And Now Tomorrow (1944)
Mrs. Vankovitch
Swing Out the Blues (1944)
Mrs. T. W.
There's Something About a Soldier (1943)
Mrs. Edwards
The Moon Is Down (1943)
Bomber's Moon (1943)
Elsa
Chetniks! (1943)
Mother
The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
Nurse
Lady for a Night (1942)
Dressmaker
Woman of the Year (1942)
Alma
Reunion in France (1942)
Genevieve
Orchestra Wives (1942)
Hilda
Girl Trouble (1942)
Hulda
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)
Hilda
Life with Henry (1941)
Anna, Swedish maid
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Hilda
Citizen Kane (1941)
Nurse on hospital roof
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940)
Hannah

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Ace In The Hole (1951) - Pretty Albuquerque Hard-luck big city newsman Tatum (Kirk Douglas) has rolled into Albuquerque, because his car broke down, introducing himself to local editor Boot (Porter Hall) with a proposition, opening Billy Wilder's Ace In The Hole, 1951.
Toby Tyler (1960) - When No One Else Would Have You! Orphan Kevin Corcoran (title character) having turned down a circus job offer from Tupper (Bob Sweeney), accepts a pass to that night’s show, then finds out from his uncle and aunt (Tom Fadden, Edith Evanson) that he should have skipped the parade, early in Disney’s Toby Tyler, 1960.
Rope (1948) - Do You Deserve Justice? From another of director Alfred Hitchcock’s disguised edits, Constance Collier with pianist David (Farley Granger) who with roommate Brandon (John Dall) has hidden murder victim David in the trunk, James Stewart as their old prep school teacher finally arriving, meeting Cedric Hardwicke, Joan Chandler, Douglas Dick and Edith Evanson as the maid, in Rope, 1948.
Rope (1948) - I Don't Think You Appreciate Me Having murdered a friend for fun, New Yorker Brandon (John Dall) springs an idea on less confident David (Farley Granger), regarding the trunk that holds the body, with director Alfred Hitchcock’s first disguised edit in his movie made to look like a single take, the loosely Loeb & Leopold-based, Edith Evanson their maid, in Rope, 1948.
Day The Earth Stood Still, The (1951) - What Other Terrors Can He Unleash? Klaatu (Michael Rennie), frustrated in his efforts to convene a meeting of world leaders, escaped from a military hospital, goes incognito in Washington, D.C., at a boarding house meeting Bobby (Billy Gray), his mom (Patricia Neal) and others, in The Day The Earth Stood Still, 1951.
I Remember Mama (1948) - You Will Not Laugh At Her! Norwegian immigrant Irene Dunne (title character) her husband (Philip Dorn) in support, threatens elder sisters (Edith Evanson, Hope Landin), with retaliation if they are unkind to fourth sister Trina (Ellen Corby), who has confided marriage plans, in George Steven’s I Remember Mama, 1948.

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