BirthdayJune 19, 1894
BirthplacePittsburgh, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Edith Evans

    Full name: Edith Evans
    Also known as: Edith Evans, Dame Edith Evans, (DBE), Evans, Edith
    Professions: British actor
    Work: Awards for Edith Evans
    Occupation: Actress

  2. Edith Evans Death information

    Died: Thursday, 14th of October, 1976 (Age: 82)

  3. Edith Evans Biography

    Dame Edith Mary Evans, DBE (8 February 1888 – 14 October 1976) was an English actress. She was best known for her work on the stage, but also appeared in films towards the beginning and end of her career.Evans's stage career spanned sixty years during which she played more than 100 roles, in classics by Shakespeare, Congreve, Goldsmith, Sheridan and Wilde, and plays by contemporary writers including Bernard Shaw, Enid Bagnold, Christopher Fry and Noël Coward. She created roles in two of Shaw's plays: Orinthia in The Apple Cart (1929), and Epifania in The Millionairess (1940) and was in the British premieres of two others: Heartbreak House (1921) and Back to Methuselah (1923).Evans became widely known for portraying haughty aristocratic women, as in two of her most famous roles: Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Miss Western in the 1963 film of Tom Jones. By contrast, she played a downtrodden maid in The Late Christopher Bean (1933), a deranged, impoverished old woman in The Whisperers (1967) and – one of her most celebrated roles – the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, which she played in four productions between 1926 and 1961.

  4. Edith Evans Family

    Spouse: George Booth

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