Edith Evanson Actor

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 28th, 1896
Place of birth
Bellingham, Washington, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
November 29th, 1980 at age of 84
Place of death
Riverside County
Cause of death
Natural causes
Religion
Protestantism

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama107.43
Thriller27.65
Crime47.45
Romance37.07
Western27.0
Film-Noir37.7
Family27.65
Mystery26.9

1. Marnie (1964)

Drama, Thriller
played Rita
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
130.0
18 Show list $3M

Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Jay Presson Allen was based on the novel of the same name by Winston Graham. The film stars Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. The music was composed by Bernard Herrmann, his last of seven critically acclaimed film scores for Hitchcock.

Awards

Top cast

Mark Rutland
Sailor
Lil Mainwaring
Man Leaving Hotel Room
Mr. Rutland
Marnie Edgar
First Detective
Mrs. Turpin
Hotel Chauffeur
Office Worker #1
Marnie Edgar
Bernice Edgar
Sidney Strutt
Sam Ward
Minister
Office Worker #2
Man at Track
Cousin Bob
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Marnie, Marnie
English
United States of America

2. The Prize (1963)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
played Mrs. Ahlquist
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
134.0
Pandro S. Berman
35 Show list 1 Show list

The Prize is a 1963 spy film starring Paul Newman, Elke Sommer and Edward G. Robinson. It was directed by Mark Robson, produced by Pandro S. Berman and adapted for the screen by Ernest Lehman from the novel of the same name by Irving Wallace. It also features an early score by prolific composer Jerry Goldsmith.

Awards

1963 Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress

Top cast

Andrew Craig
Emily Stratman
Oscar
British Reporter
Guest at Awards Ceremony #2
Count Bertil Jacobsson
American TV News
Dr. Max Stratman, Prof. Walter Stratman
Hotel Dining Room Guest
Dr. John Garrett
Miss Fawley
American Reporter
Hilding
BBC News Correspondent
Nudist #2
Mrs. Bergh
Reporter #1
Japanese Correspondent
Bjornefeldt
Swedish Commentator
Actor
Inger Lisa Andersson
Daranyi
Ivar Cramer
Dr. Carlo Farelli
Oscar Lindblom
Dr. Denise Marceau
Saralee Garrett
Swedish Man #3
Swedish Officer #2
Monique Souvir
German Correspondent
Mr. Rolfe Bergh
Dr. Claude Marceau
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Swedish, German, French, English
United States of America

3. Toby Tyler (1960)

Family, Drama
played Aunt Olive
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
10 Show list

Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus is a 1960 family drama film directed by Charles Barton.

Awards

Top cast

Drummer
Circus Cook
Husband in Audience
Jim Weaver
Colonel Sam Castle
Harry Tupper
Toby Tyler
Bandleader
Ben Cotter
Sam Treat
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Shane (1953)

Drama, Romance, Western
played Mrs. Shipstead
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
117.0
19 Show list 1 Show list $3.1M

Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Jack Schaefer. Its Oscar-winning cinematography was by Loyal Griggs. The film stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur and Van Heflin, and features Brandon deWilde, Elisha Cook, Jr., Jack Palance and Ben Johnson. Shane was listed No. 45 in the 2007 edition of AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies list and No. 3 on AFI's 10 Top 10 in the category Western.

Awards

1953 Academy Award for Best Cinematography

Top cast

Jack Wilson
Mrs. Liz Torrey
Frank 'Stonewall' Torrey
Ryker Man #4
Chris Calloway
Morgan Ryker
Marian Starrett
Joe Starrett
Mrs. Howells
Fred Lewis
Axel 'Swede' Shipstead
Shane
Joey Starrett
Ruth Lewis
Rufus Ryker
Ernie Wright
Little Boy
Knock Him Into That Pigpen, Chris!
Ryker Man #6
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Range war
English
United States of America

5. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Drama, Film-Noir
played Miss Deverich
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
17 Show list 1 Show list $1.82M

Ace in the Hole is a 1951 American film noir starring Kirk Douglas as a cynical, disgraced reporter who stops at nothing to try to regain a job on a major newspaper. It marked a series of firsts for auteur Billy Wilder: it was the first time he was involved in a project as a writer, producer, and director; his first film following his breakup with long-time writing partner Charles Brackett, with whom he had collaborated on The Lost Weekend and Sunset Boulevard, among others; and his first film to be a critical and commercial failure. The story is a biting examination of the seedy relationship between the press, the news it reports and the manner in which it reports it. Without consulting Wilder, Paramount Pictures executive Y. Frank Freeman changed the title to The Big Carnival just prior to its release. Early television broadcasts retained that title, but when aired by Turner Classic Movies—and when released on DVD by The Criterion Collection in July 2007—it reverted to Ace in the Hole.

Awards

1951 National Board of Review Award for Best Actress

Top cast

Chuck Tatum
Al Federber
Jacob Q. Boot
Construction Worker
Dr. Hilton
Jessop
Herbie Cook
Sheriff Gus Kretzer
Deputy Sheriff
McCardle
Lorraine Minosa
Sad-Faced Man
Indian Copy Boy
Kusac Miner
Leo Minosa
Spinster
Digger #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Spanish, English, Latin
United States of America

6. The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)

Western
played Mrs. Barrett
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0
16 Show list

The Redhead and the Cowboy is a 1951 western movie starring Glenn Ford and Rhonda Fleming, directed by Leslie Fenton.

Awards

Top cast

Gil Kyle
Maj. Dunn Jeffers
Col. Lamartine
Northern Sympathizer Barfly
Brock
Candace Bronson
Munroe
Sheriff
Lt. Wylie
Betien - Indian Guard
Rusty
Capt. Andrews
Gus
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. Caged (1950)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Miss Barker
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
22 Show list

Caged is a 1950 film noir directed by John Cromwell and starring Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby and Hope Emerson. It was nominated for three Academy Awards. The movie tells the story of a teenage newlywed sent to prison for being an accessory to a robbery. Her experiences while incarcerated, along with the killing of her husband, change her from a frightened young girl into a hardened convict. Caged was adapted by Virginia Kellogg from the story "Women Without Men" by Kellogg and Bernard C. Schoenfeld. The studio had originally intended it as a vehicle for Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, but reportedly Davis had said she didn't want to make a "dyke movie" and turned it down.

Awards

Top cast

Emma Barber
Isolation Matron
Elvira Powell
Marie Allen
Senator Ted Donnolly
Ruth Benton
Commissioner Sam Walker
Jeta Kovsky
Parole Board Chairman
Mrs. Warren
Inmate #19
Julie O'Brien
Evelyn Harper
Dr. Ashton
Georgia Harrison
Kitty Stark
June Roberts
Millie Lewis
Matron #4
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Carl Guthrie
English
United States of America

8. The Damned Don't Cry! (1950)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
103.0
,
Harold Medford
1 Show list $1.23M

The Damned Don't Cry! is a 1950 American drama film directed by Vincent Sherman and featuring Joan Crawford, David Brian, and Steve Cochran tells of a woman's involvement with an organized crime boss and his subordinates. The screenplay by Harold Medford and Jerome Weidman was based on the story "Case History" by Gertrude Walker. The plot is loosely based on the relationship of Bugsy Siegel and Virginia Hill. The film was directed by Vincent Sherman and produced by Jerry Wald. The Damned Don't Cry! is the first of three cinematic collaborations between Sherman and Crawford, the others being Harriet Craig and Goodbye, My Fancy.

Awards

Top cast

Ethel Whitehead
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ted D. McCord
English
United States of America

9. Rope (1948)

Crime, Drama, Thriller
played Mrs. Wilson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
6 Show list $1.5M

Rope is a 1948 American crime thriller film based on the play Rope by Patrick Hamilton and adapted by Hume Cronyn and Arthur Laurents, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Sidney Bernstein and Hitchcock as the first of their Transatlantic Pictures productions. Starring James Stewart, John Dall and Farley Granger, it is the first of Hitchcock's Technicolor films, and is notable for taking place in real time and being edited so as to appear as a single continuous shot through the use of long takes. The original play was said to be inspired by the real-life murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks in 1924 by University of Chicago students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.

Awards

Top cast

Rupert Cadell
Phillip
Mr. Kentley
Brandon
Mrs. Atwater
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. I Remember Mama (1948)

Drama, Family
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
134.0
Harriet Parsons
1 Show list 1 Show list $3.07M

Awards

1948 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Latin, Norwegian, English, French
United States of America

11. The Jade Mask (1945)

Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
played Louise Harper
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
66.0
James S. Burkett
8 Show list $75K

The Jade Mask is a 1945 horror and mystery science fiction film written by George Callahan and Earl Derr Biggers, and directed by Phil Rosen.

Awards

Top cast

Sheriff Mack
Walter Meeker
Harper
Birmingham Brown
Charlie Chan
Stella Graham
Officer Jim Kimball
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dave Torbett
Harry Neumann
English
United States of America

12. Reunion in France (1942)

Drama, Romance, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
102.0
2 Show list

Reunion in France is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature film starring Joan Crawford, John Wayne, and Phillip Dorn in a story about a woman in occupied France who, learning her well-heeled lover has German connections, aids a downed American flyer. The film was directed by Jules Dassin and Ava Gardner has a tiny role as a Parisian shopgirl.

Awards

Top cast

Michele de la Becque
Marie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

13. Woman of the Year (1942)

Comedy, Romance, Sport
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
114.0
2 Show list 1 Show list

Woman of the Year is an American romantic comedy-drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, written by Ring Lardner, Jr., Michael Kanin and John Lee Mahin, directed by George Stevens and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The film's plot is ostensibly about the relationship between Tess Harding, an international affairs correspondent, chosen "Woman of the Year," and Sam Craig, a sports writer, who meet, marry, and encounter problems as a result of her unflinching commitment to her work. In 1999, this film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Awards

1942 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Top cast

Sam Craig
Tess Harding
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
French, Spanish, Greek, Russian, English, German
United States of America

Wikipedia

Check Edith Evanson on wikipedia.

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