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Evelyn Ellis (I) (1894–1958)

Evelyn Ellis was born on February 2, 1894 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for The Lady from Shanghai (1947), The Joe Louis Story (1953) and A Son of Satan (1924). She died on June 5, 1958 in Saranac Lake, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Joe Louis Story Mrs. Barrows
(1953)
A Son of Satan Actress
(1924)
(1955)

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 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Bessie
- Flight (1956) ... Bessie
 1955 Interrupted Melody
Clara
 1953 The Joe Louis Story
Mrs. Barrows
 1949 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai
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She played the role of Bess (on Broadway) in DuBose and Dorothy Heyward's 1927 non-musical play "Porgy". It would later be transformed into the Gershwin opera "Porgy and Bess".

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Originated the role of Crown's Bess in the play 'Porgy,' written by Dorothy Heyward and DuBose Heyward, when it premiered on Broadway in 1927 under the direction of Rouben Mamoulian. She returned to the role in a 1929 revival, also directed by Mamoulian. See more »

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