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Evelyn Keyes (1916–2008)


No shrinking violet this one, but despite her talent, vivacity and sheer drive, lovely and alluring blonde Evelyn Keyes would remain typed as a "B" girl on the silver screen. Furthermore, despite her ripe contributions to such superior pictures as Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), The Jolson Story (1946), Mrs. Mike (1949), The Prowler (1951) and 99 ... See full bio »

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 1985-1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Wanda Polaski / Sister Emily / Edna
- Old Habits Die Hard (1987) ... Sister Emily
- Sticks and Stones (1985) ... Edna
 1989 Wicked Stepmother
Witch Instructor
 1987 A Return to Salem's Lot
Mrs. Axel
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Ghost / Wife
- Boo! (1986) ... Ghost / Wife
 1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mrs. Parker
 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
Mrs. Beal
- The Matchmakers (1971) ... Mrs. Beal
 1968 The Ugliest Girl in Town (TV Series)
Mrs. Blair
- Visitors from a Strange Planet (1968) ... Mrs. Blair
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Panzack
- A Matter of Diamonds (1968) ... Mrs. Panzack
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Tart - Paris
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Drusilla Cayley
- Wild Stallion (1955) ... Drusilla Cayley
 1955 Top of the World
Virgie Rayne (Mrs. Gannon)
 1954 Hell's Half Acre
Donna Williams
 1953 99 River Street
Linda James
 1953 Shoot First
Cecily Taine
 1952 It Happened in Paris
Patricia Moran
 1952 One Big Affair
Jean Harper
 1951 Iron Man
Rose Warren Mason
 1951 The Prowler
Susan Gilvray / Susan Garwood
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Jane
- Wild Geese (1951) ... Jane
 1951 Smuggler's Island
Vivian Craig
 1950 The Killer That Stalked New York
Sheila Bennet
 1950 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Film Star
- Episode #1.4 (1950) ... Guest Film Star
 1949 Mrs. Mike
Kathy O'Fallon Flannigan
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch
Jenny Jones
 1948 Enchantment
Grizel Dane
 1948 The Mating of Millie
Millie McGonigle
 1947 Johnny O'Clock
Nancy Hobson
 1946 The Jolson Story
Julie Benson
 1946 The Thrill of Brazil
Vicki Dean
 1946 Renegades
Hannah Brockway
 1945 A Thousand and One Nights
Babs / The Genie
 1944 Strange Affair
Jacqueline 'Jack' Harrison
 1944 Nine Girls
Mary O'Ryan
 1943/I There's Something About a Soldier
Carol Harkness
 1943 Dangerous Blondes
Jane Craig
 1943 The Desperadoes
Allison McLeod
 1942 Flight Lieutenant
Susie Thompson
 1941 Ladies in Retirement
Lucy
 1941 The Face Behind the Mask
Helen Williams
 1940 Beyond the Sacramento
Lynn Perry
 1940 The Lady in Question
Francois Morestan
 1939 Slightly Honorable
Miss Vlissingen
 1939 Union Pacific
Mrs. Calvin
 1939 Sudden Money
Mary Patterson
 1939 Paris Honeymoon
Village Girl (uncredited)
 1938 Artists and Models Abroad
Girl (uncredited)
 1938 Sons of the Legion
Linda Lee
 1938 Men with Wings
Nurse (uncredited)
 1938 Dangerous to Know
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Other Works:

Performed in the first "bus and truck" tour of stage musical "No, No Nanette." See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I have often wondered what my life would have been like if I had needed a size thirty-eight bra instead of a modest thirty-four. See more »

Trivia:

She has one son, Pablo, from her marriage to John Huston. In Huston's autobiography, he writes of how he found the boy while making a movie in Mexico. After finding out the boy was homeless and an orphan, he adopted him and brought him back to the USA, unbeknownst to his wife. He met Evelyn at the airport and shocked her by introducing her to their new son. Evelyn, who ' was not going to spend ... See more »

Trademark:

Best-known for her role as "Suellen O'Hara" in Gone with the Wind (1939).

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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