|Born||in New York City, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Robert J. Shapera|
|Height||5' 9" (1.75 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side (his father was a dentist with a thriving practice in Harlem), Evans began his show-business career as a teenage radio act or. After flopping in his first attempt at movie acting, he took a job promoting sales of ladies' slacks for Evan-Picone, the clothing company founded and run by his brother. Some years later, Norma Shearer spotted him hanging around the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel; she successfully touted him for the role of Irving Thalberg in Man of a Thousand Faces (1957). In a New York nightclub, Evans also caught the eye of Darryl F. Zanuck, who cast him as a bullfighter in The Sun Also Rises (1957). By the end of the fifties, Evans writes, "I was sure of one thing: I was a half-assed actor." He determined to recast himself as a producer. Before launching his first picture, though, he was hired by Charles Bluhdorn, head of the Gulf + Western conglomerate, as part of a shakeup of Paramount Pictures.
Within months Evans was head of production. In the late 1960s and early '70s, he became the quintessential "new Hollywood" executive, with: slickly packaged productions like Rosemary's Baby (1968), Love Story (1970) and The Godfather (1972) revived Paramount. (The latter film and Chinatown (1974) are the artistic highlights of Evans' Paramount career, though the amount of credit he deserves for them has been debated for decades.) Eased out of Paramount, he saw The Cotton Club (1984) turn from a musical "Godfather" into a fiasco of front-page proportions. Evans righted his career with a new Paramount deal in the 1990s.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: David S. Smith
|Lady Victoria White||(6 August 2005 - present) ( filed for divorce)|
|Leslie Ann Woodward||(12 December 2002 - 22 July 2004) ( divorced)|
|Catherine Oxenberg||(12 July 1998 - 21 July 1998) ( annulled)|
|Phyllis George||(14 April 1977 - 22 July 1978) ( divorced)|
|Ali MacGraw||(24 October 1969 - 7 June 1973) ( divorced) ( 1 child)|
|Camilla Sparv||(5 September 1964 - 1967) ( divorced)|
|Sharon Hugueny||(28 May 1961 - 21 July 1962) ( divorced)|