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Edith Evanson (1896–1980)

During the Golden Age of Hollywood there were an array of character actors who came out and perfected their craft alongside some of the era's most popular stars. Within that category is one Edith Evanson. She was born on April 28, 1898 in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of a Protestant minister. In the the 1910s she was educated at the historic ... See full bio »

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 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Mrs. Kistinger
- The Miller (1974) ... Mrs. Kistinger
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Emma Lenover
- Brushfire (1972) ... Emma Lenover
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Mrs. Trimble
- Whatever Happened to Felicity? (1971) ... Mrs. Trimble
 1971 The Seven Minutes
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Martha Wilson (segment "Love and Grandma")
- Love and the Other Guy/Love and Grandma (1970) ... Martha Wilson (segment "Love and Grandma") (uncredited)
 1968 The Split
Woman in Police Station (uncredited)
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Mrs. Agnes Geary
- The Living Victim (1967) ... Mrs. Agnes Geary
 1966 Penelope
Newsstand Proprietor (uncredited)
 1964 Marnie
Rita - Cleaning Woman
 1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- Father's Love (1964) ... Nell
 1963 The Prize
Mrs. Ahlquist (uncredited)
 1963 Twice-Told Tales
Lisabetta, the landlady
 1961 Anatomy of an Accident (Short)
 1961 The Clown and the Kid
Mother Superior
 1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Mrs. Marshak
- Flee Now, Pay Later (1961) ... Mrs. Marshak
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Grandma Sarah Bridger
- Moment of Glory (1961) ... Grandma Sarah Bridger
 1961 Outlaws (TV Series)
Mrs. Evans
- The Bill Doolin Story (1961) ... Mrs. Evans
 1961 Swingin' Along
Woman (uncredited)
 1958-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Granny Henry / Mrs. Jed Jurgis / Mrs. Kirk
- The Candy O'Hara Story (1960) ... Granny Henry
- The Larry Hanify Story (1960) ... Mrs. Jed Jurgis
- The Bill Tawnee Story (1958) ... Mrs. Kirk
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Martha Borgner
- The Explorer (1960) ... Martha Borgner
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Elizabeth Quill
- Apache Blood (1960) ... Elizabeth Quill
 1959 Journey to the Center of the Earth
Innkeeper (uncredited)
 1959 Lassie (TV Series)
Mrs. Larson
- The Whopper (1959) ... Mrs. Larson
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Ma Thorpe
- Night of Decision (1959) ... Ma Thorpe
 1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Emily Brandywine
- The Patient Skeleton (1959) ... Emily Brandywine
 1958-1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Elizabeth Sweet / Mrs. Martha Ludlow / Minnie Rockwood
- The Sweet Sisters (1959) ... Elizabeth Sweet
- Jebediah Bonner (1958) ... Mrs. Martha Ludlow
- A Pressing Engagement (1958) ... Minnie Rockwood
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Mrs. Dan Carmichael
- Holiday for Hazel (1959) ... Mrs. Dan Carmichael
 1959 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Martha Geraghty
- The Truth About Rawhide Geraghty (1959) ... Martha Geraghty
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Mrs. Curran
- Trail by Fire (1959) ... Mrs. Curran
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1957-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Johnson / Lady with suitcase
- Listen, Listen.....! (1958) ... Mrs. Johnson
- The Manacled (1957) ... Lady with suitcase
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Wasson
- The Brownstone Incident (1958) ... Mrs. Wasson
 1954-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- My Little Girl (1958)
- Goodbye Joe (1957)
 1957 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mrs. Farrell
- Bentley and the Revolving Housekeepers (1957) ... Mrs. Farrell
 1957 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Julia Crayton
- Episode in Darkness (1957) ... Julia Crayton
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ma Duncan
- Too Good with a Gun (1957) ... Ma Duncan
 1957 The Young Stranger
Lotte, the Dittmar Cook (uncredited)
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Edith Wyatt
- The Charles Wyatt Story (1957) ... Edith Wyatt
 1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
- Swan Song (1957)
 1957 Drango
Mrs. Blackford
 1957 The Quiet Gun
Mrs. Merrick
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Attendant / Mrs. Burgess / Aunt Joanna / ...
- No More Tears (1956) ... Attendant
- The Past Is Always Present (1956) ... Mrs. Burgess
- Scent of Roses (1956) ... Aunt Joanna
- Kristi (1956) ... Mrs. Horton
 1956 Storm Center
Mrs. Simmons (uncredited)
 1956 The Leather Saint
 1954-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Moonlight School (1954)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
Mrs. Mahoney
- The Defense of Sentinel (1956) ... Mrs. Mahoney
 1955 The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
Josie (uncredited)
 1955 Medic (TV Series)
Mrs. Thompson
 1954-1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Anna / Mrs. Bradley
- Week-End in Winnetka (1955) ... Anna
- Man's Estate (1954) ... Mrs. Bradley
 1955 The Road to Denver
Mrs. Garrett (uncredited)
 1955 City of Shadows
Mrs. Fellows (uncredited)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Aunt Emma
- Remember the Night (1955) ... Aunt Emma
 1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Mlle. Ahmannsson
 1955 The Silver Star
Belle Dowdy
 1955 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Mrs. Penrose
- Milt Sharp (1955) ... Mrs. Penrose
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Mrs. Whitfield
- Tiger at Noon (1955) ... Mrs. Whitfield
 1955 The Whistler (TV Series)
- The Jubilee Earring (1955) ... Sarah
 1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Brian (1955)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Meers
- Santa's Old Suit (1954)
- Girl in Distress (1954) ... Mrs. Meers
 1954 Désirée
Queen Hedwig (uncredited)
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
- The Unknown (1954)
 1954 About Mrs. Leslie
Mrs. Fine
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Wedding March (1954)
 1953 The Big Heat
Selma Parker
 1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun
Mrs. Martin (uncredited)
 1953 Space Patrol (TV Series)
Aunt Sybil Todd
- Fraud on Titan (1953) ... Aunt Sybil Todd
 1953 Shane
Mrs. Shipstead
 1953 It Happens Every Thursday
Mrs. Peterson
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
 1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Mrs. Edgett (uncredited)
 1952 Hans Christian Andersen
Mrs. Berta (uncredited)
 1951 Elephant Stampede
Miss Banks
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Mrs. Crockett (uncredited)
 1951 Ace in the Hole
Miss Deverich (uncredited)
 1951 Rawhide
Mrs. Hickman (uncredited)
 1951 The Redhead and the Cowboy
Mrs. Barrett
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Mrs. Holman (uncredited)
 1950 The Magnificent Yankee
Annie Gough
 1950 Union Station
Mrs. Willecombe (uncredited)
 1950 Caged
Miss Barker (uncredited)
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry
Mrs. Castleman
 1950 Perfect Strangers
Mary Travers
 1949 Madame Bovary
Mother Superior (uncredited)
 1949 Big Jack
Widow Simpson (uncredited)
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
Mrs. Racknell
 1948 The Gallant Blade
Bit (uncredited)
 1948 Rope
Their housekeeper - Mrs. Wilson
 1948 I Remember Mama
Aunt Sigrid
 1947 Forever Amber
Sarah (uncredited)
 1947 Singapore
Mrs. Edith Barnes
 1947 The Corpse Came C.O.D.
Rose's Assistant (uncredited)
 1947 'Fun on a Week-End'
Mr. Cowperwaithe's Secretary (uncredited)
 1946 The Strange Woman
Mrs. Coggins (uncredited)
 1946 The Bachelor's Daughters
Secretary (uncredited)
 1946 Don't Gamble with Strangers
Swedish Maid
 1946 Mysterious Intruder
Mrs. Ward (uncredited)
 1946 The Notorious Lone Wolf
Olga - Carla's Maid
 1946 The Scarlet Horseman
Lu (uncredited)
 1946 The Fighting Guardsman
Mame. Paquin (uncredited)
 1945 Captain Eddie
Nurse (uncredited)
 1945 The Jade Mask
Louise Harper
 1945 Youth on Trial
Mother (uncredited)
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Mrs. Vankovitch (uncredited)
 1944 The Soul of a Monster
Mrs. Jameson, Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep
French Maid (scenes deleted)
 1943 Swing Out the Blues
Mrs. T.W. (uncredited)
 1943/I There's Something About a Soldier
Mrs. Edwards
 1943 Bomber's Moon
Elsa (uncredited)
 1943 The Moon Is Down
Villager (uncredited)
 1943 The Fighting Guerrillas
Mother (uncredited)
 1942 Reunion in France
 1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
Hilda (uncredited)
 1942 Girl Trouble
 1942 Orchestra Wives
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Hilda, Mrs. Kahly's Maid (uncredited)
 1941 Citizen Kane
Leland's Nurse (uncredited)
 1940 Life with Henry
Anne - Swedish Maid (uncredited)
 1940 The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
Hannah (uncredited)
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