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Evelyn Varden (1893–1958)

Evelyn Varden was born on June 12, 1893 in Adair, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for The Night of the Hunter (1955), The Bad Seed (1956) and Phone Call from a Stranger (1952). She died on July 11, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Night of the Hunter
The Bad Seed
The Bad Seed Monica Breedlove
Phone Call from a Stranger
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 1960 Cradle Song (TV Movie)
The Vicaress
 1956-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Clara Carr / Mrs. Andrews
- Protege (1957) ... Clara Carr
- The Original Miss Chase (1957) ... Mrs. Andrews
 1957 Ten Thousand Bedrooms
Countess Alzani
 1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Travis
- The Princess Back Home (1957) ... Mrs. Travis
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mrs. Lockwood
- Love at Forth Sight (1957) ... Mrs. Lockwood
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Cordelia Welles
- The Rose Garden (1956) ... Mrs. Cordelia Welles
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Last Leaf (1956)
 1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
- This Happy Breed (1956)
 1956 Hilda Crane
Mrs. Burns
 1955 Dream Girl (TV Movie)
Miriam Allerton Lucas
 1954 Désirée
 1954 Athena
Grandma Salome Mulvain
 1954 The Student Prince
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Night Must Fall (1954)
 1949-1953 Suspense (TV Series)
Mrs. Violet
- The Interruption (1953)
- Dr. Violet (1949) ... Mrs. Violet
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
 1953 The Gulf Playhouse (TV Series)
- Crip (1953)
 1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- A Square Peg (1953)
 1950-1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Thirteenth (1952)
 1952 Phone Call from a Stranger
Sally Carr
 1952 Finders Keepers
Ma Kipps
 1951 Elopement
Millie Reagan
 1950 Stella
Flora Stella's mother
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Mrs. Gertrude Kluggs
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She played Mrs. Gibbs in Thornton Wilder's play, "Our Town," at the Selwyn Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Frank Craven (stage manager); James Spottswood (Dr. Gibbs); Thomas W. Ross (Mr. Webb); Helen Carew (Mrs. Webb); John Craven (George Gibbs); Dorothy McGuire (Emily Webb); Patricia Roe (Rebecca Gibbs); Raymond Rose; Tom ... See more »

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Recreated her 1954 Broadway role for film as gabby Monica Breedlove, the landlady, in the cult classic The Bad Seed (1956). Also on Broadway played Mrs. Gibbs in "Our Town" (1938) and the Nurse to Olivia de Havilland's Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" (1951). See more »

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