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Evalyn Knapp (1906–1981)

Evalyn Knapp was an American film actress, with a film career spanning the years 1929 to 1943. In the 1930s, she was a leading actress in then-popular B-movie serial films. Her most memorable role was that protagonist Pauline Hargraves in the film serial "The Perils of Pauline" (1933). In 1906, Knapp was born in Kansas City, the largest city in ... See full bio »

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Perils of Pauline Pauline Hargrave
One Frightened Night Fake Doris Waverly
Bachelor Mother Mary Somerset
Slightly Married Mary Smith


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 1943 Two Weeks to Live
Miss Morris, Dr. O'Brien's Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Roar of the Press
 1941 The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance
Evelyn Jordan
 1940 Meat and Romance (Short)
Bill's Sister
 1940 Girl in 313
Arrested Girl
 1940 Sauce for the Gander
 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Reporter Asking 'What Do You Think of the Girls in This Town?' (uncredited)
 1939 Idiot's Delight
Nurse #4 (uncredited)
 1938 Wanted by the Police
Kathleen Murphy
 1938 Rawhide
Peggy Gehrig
 1938 Hawaiian Buckaroo
Paula Harrington
 1936 Bulldog Edition
Randy Burns
 1936 Three of a Kind
Barbara Penfield
 1936 Laughing Irish Eyes
Peggy Kelly
 1935 The Fire-Trap
Betty Marshall
 1935 Confidential
Maxine Travers
 1935 Ladies Crave Excitement
Wilma Howell
 1935 One Frightened Night
Fake Doris Waverly
 1934 In Old Santa Fe
Lila Miller
 1934 A Man's Game
Judy Manners
 1934 Speed Wings
Mary Stuart
 1933 Perils of Pauline
Pauline Hargrave
 1933 Police Car 17
Helen Regan
 1933 Dance, Girl, Dance
Sally Patter
 1933 Corruption
Ellen Manning
 1933 His Private Secretary
Marion Hall
 1933 State Trooper
June Brady
 1933 Air Hostess
Kitty King
 1932 Bachelor Mother
Mary Somerset
 1932 Slightly Married
Mary Smith
 1932 This Sporting Age
Mickey Steele
 1932 Big City Blues
Jo-Jo (uncredited)
 1932 The Night Mayor
Doree Dawn
 1932 A Successful Calamity
Peggy Wilton
 1932 The Vanishing Frontier
Carol Winfield
 1932 Madame Racketeer
Alice Hicks
 1932 Fireman, Save My Child!
Sally Toby
 1932 High Pressure
Helen Wilson
 1931/II Taxi
Actress in Movie Clip (uncredited)
 1931 How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots' (Short)
Evalyn Knapp (uncredited)
 1931 Side Show
 1931 The Bargain
 1931 Smart Money
Irene Graham
 1931 A Shocking Affair (Short)
The Wife
 1931 The Millionaire
Barbara Alden
 1931 50 Million Frenchmen
Miss Wheeler-Smith
 1930 Mothers Cry
Jenny Williams
 1930 River's End
Miriam McDowell
 1930 Sinners' Holiday
Jennie Delano
 1930 Taxi Talks (Short)
 1930 Chills and Fever (Short)
 1930 System (Short)
 1930 A Tight Squeeze (Short)
 1930 All Stuck Up (Short)
 1929 Wednesday Night at the Ritz (Short)
Girl in Hotel Room
 1929 Love, Honor and Oh! Baby (Short)
 1929 His Operation (Short)
1st Nurse
 1929 The Smooth Guy (Short)
 1929 Gentlemen of the Evening (Short)
The Girl in the Case
 1929 Big Time Charlie (Short)
 1929 Beach Babies (Short)
The Bathing Beauty
 1929 Hard Boiled Hampton (Short)
 1929 The Plumbers Are Coming (Short)
 1929 Dancing Around (Short)
 1929 At the Dentist's (Short)
The Prizefighter's Wife (as Helen Knapp)
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Stage Play: Murder at the Vanities. Musical comedy/drama. Book by Earl Carroll and Rufus King. Additional dialogue by Eugene Conrad. Lyrics by Edward Heyman. Additional lyrics by Ned Washington, Paul Francis Webster and Herman Hupfeld. Music by Richard Meyers. Additional music by Victor Young, John J. Loeb, Herman Hupfeld and John W. Green... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Helen Knapp


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Leading lady in "B" movies and serials of the 30s and early 40s. See more »

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