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Eve Brent Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 September 1929Houston, Texas, USA
Date of Death 27 August 2011Sun Valley, California, USA
Birth NameJean Ann Ewers

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Fort Worth, Eve Brent began her career in radio and early television and later moved on to the college and little theater stage. Arriving in Hollywood with a husband and infant son in the 1950s, she landed some film (Gun Girls (1957), Journey to Freedom (1957), The Bride and the Beast (1958)) and episodic TV roles. Maverick director Samuel Fuller changed her name to Eve Brent when she appeared in his western Forty Guns (1957), the first of dozens of screen roles for her under that name. She then played Jane opposite Gordon Scott's Tarzan in Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958) and in episodes of a Tarzan TV series. In addition to her big-screen and episodic TV assignments, Brent has appeared in hundreds of commercials.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com>

Spouse (2)

Michael Ashe (3 December 1978 - 31 July 2008) (his death)
Jack Baker Lewis (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (2)

One son, James Marshall Lewis, born to her on November 12, 1951 in Bell County, Texas from husband Jack Baker Lewis.
Eve said she took the role of Jane because her son James, then 6, loved Tarzan movies, but it proved to be a very costly career move.

Personal Quotes (1)

I really couldn't get work as an actress because of Jane. You get stereotyped, at least in the business at that time. [But] the memory of being Jane, and the fact of being Jane, has allowed me to be a part of motion picture history, and a part of all the lives of all the people who have enjoyed Tarzan. I am so grateful for that.

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