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Date of Birth 13 April 1903Southport, Sefton, England, UK
Date of Death 3 April 1969Glendale, California, USA  (after surgery)
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Rex Evans was born on April 13, 1903 in Southport, Sefton, England. He was an actor, known for The Philadelphia Story (1940), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) and Pursuit to Algiers (1945). He died on April 3, 1969 in Glendale, California, USA.

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Close friend of director George Cukor, who frequently cast Evans in his films, often uncredited. Greta Garbo asked Cukor, on the set of Camille (1936), "Who is that big man, and what part is he playing?" Cukor replied, "He's playing the part of a friend who needs a job." He appeared in ten of Cukor's films, counting Evans' appearance in Cukor's uncredited work on Lust for Life (1956).
Solidly-built British comic actor with cabaret and music hall experience. Came to the U.S. to act on Broadway in the 1930's, then segued into movies as stately butlers or affluent businessmen. As a sideline to his acting career, he operated a successful art gallery in Hollywood.

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