Edith Evanson - biography


Edith Evanson Edith Evanson (April 28, 1896 - November 29, 1980) was an American film actress. She was born in Bellingham, Washington, where her father was a Protestant church clergyman (a religion to which she adhered throughout her life). She was of German and English descent. Her first job was as a court reporter in Bellingham. Her first film role came in The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940) in an uncredited role. In the 1940s she was in supporting roles mostly as a maid, a busybody, landladies, or middle-aged secretaries. Some of her other film roles include parts in Citizen Kane (1941), Blossoms in the Dust (1941), Woman of the Year (1942), Reunion in France (1942), The Strange Woman (1947), I Remember Mama (1948), The Damned Don't Cry (1950), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and Disney's Toby Tyler (1960). During her time in Hollywood she co-starred opposite some of its greatest legends; Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Orson Welles, Joan Crawford, Michael Rennie. Patricia Neal, Farley Granger, James Stewart, Irene Dunne, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Hedy Lamarr. With the coming of television in the late 1940s she expanded in her career appearing on such shows as You Are There, The  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth


Year Performance Character
1953 Shane Mrs. Shipstead
1951 The Redhead and the Cowboy
1950 The Damned Don't Cry!
1948 Rope
1948 I Remember Mama
1942 Woman of the Year
1942 Reunion in France


Date of death
Cause of death
Natural causes
Place of death
Riverside County

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