Edith Evanson

Edith Evanson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edith Evanson (née Carlson; April 29, 1896 – November 29, 1980) was an American actress of film, character and television during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She was born in Tacoma, Washington, where her father was a Protestant church clergyman (a religion to which she adhered throughout her life). Her first job was as a court reporter in Bellingham. On March 15, 1923, she married Morris Otto Evanson (1893-1975). The couple had no children 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), Rope (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, including Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Orson Welles, Joan Crawford, Michael Rennie, Glenn Ford, Patricia Neal, 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 Loretta Young Show, Chevron Hall of Stars, Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre, The Millionaire, Zane Grey Theater, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Frank Sinatra Show, Bachelor Father, Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, and Lassie. Following her retirement, she lived in Riverside, California, until her death from heart failure on November 29, 1980. Her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Tacoma, Washington, USA
    Birthday
    4/26/1896
Rope
Rope
8
Elephant Stampede
Elephant Stampede
5.1
The Redhead and The Cowboy
The Redhead and The Cowboy
4.9
The Clown and the Kid
1
The Magnificent Yankee
The Magnificent Yankee
5.4
Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask
Charlie Chan in The Jade Mask
6.1
The Silver Star
The Silver Star
5
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Day the Earth Stood Still
7.5
The Damned Don't Cry
The Damned Don't Cry
7.1
The Leather Saint
0
Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus
Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus
6.1
Rope Unleashed
Rope Unleashed
6.9
Twice-Told Tales
Twice-Told Tales
6.2
Singapore
Singapore
5.7
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Journey to the Center of the Earth
7
I Remember Mama
I Remember Mama
7
Marnie
Marnie
7.2
Woman of the Year
Woman of the Year
6.9
Désirée
Désirée
6.5
Girl Trouble
Girl Trouble
6.5
Reunion in France
Reunion in France
6.6
Perfect Strangers
Perfect Strangers
7.2
The Stranger Wore a Gun
The Stranger Wore a Gun
5.5
Shane
Shane
7.4
The Corpse Came C.O.D.
The Corpse Came C.O.D.
5.7
You Gotta Stay Happy
You Gotta Stay Happy
6.4
Blossoms in the Dust
Blossoms in the Dust
6.5
Mysterious Intruder
Mysterious Intruder
5.6
The Young Stranger
The Young Stranger
5.8
The Big Heat
The Big Heat
7.7
Life with Henry
Life with Henry
5
The Strange Woman
The Strange Woman
6.2
Drango
Drango
5.4
Penelope
Penelope
5.8
About Mrs. Leslie
About Mrs. Leslie
7
Forever Amber
Forever Amber
5.8
The Split
The Split
6.8
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
6.4
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
6.7
Orchestra Wives
Orchestra Wives
5.8
The Moon Is Down
The Moon Is Down
6.7
Ace in the Hole
Ace in the Hole
7.9
Caged
Caged
7.1
Fun on a Weekend
Fun on a Weekend
7
Union Station
Union Station
6.3
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
4
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
8
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