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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 Pinky (1949). She died on July 11, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Night of the Hunter
The Bad Seed
The Bad Seed Monica Breedlove
Pinky Melba Wooley
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 / Cora
- Protege (1957) ... Clara Carr
- The Original Miss Chase (1957) ... Mrs. Andrews
- Morning's at Seven (1956) ... Cora
 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 Fourth 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 Bad Seed
Monica Breedlove
 1953-1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Starfish (1956)
- A Square Peg (1953)
 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
 1955 The Night of the Hunter
Icey Spoon
 1954 Désirée
 1954 Athena
Grandma Salome Mulvain
 1954 The Student Prince
Queen Mathilda
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Night Must Fall (1954)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "Irish Linen")
- Mom and Leo (1953) ... (segment "Irish Linen")
 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)
 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 Cheaper by the Dozen
School Principal (uncredited)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Mrs. Gertrude Kluggs
 1949 Pinky
Melba Wooley
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She acted in Lesley Storm's play, "Roar Like a Dove," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with John McCallum, Anthony Ireland, Paul McGrath, Anne Kimbell, Ewan Roberts, Peter Barkworth, and Shirley Joy in the cast. See more »

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Plain, pleasant-mannered, plump-framed American character actress, a veteran of stage and radio, who didn't appear in films until late in life, showing up amusingly as talkative neighbors and absent-minded matrons. See more »

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