Edith Evanson

About Edith Evanson

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: April 29, 1896
Birth Place:  Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died On: November 29, 1980(1980-11-29) (aged 84)\nRiverside County, California, U.S.
Birth Sign: Taurus
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1940–74
Spouse(s): Morris Otto Evanson (m. 1923–1975; his death)

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Edith Evanson was born on April 29, 1896 in  Tacoma, Washington, United States, is Actress. During the Golden Age of Hollywood there were an array of character actors who came out and perfected their craft alongside some of the era's most popular stars. Within that category is one Edith Evanson.She was born on April 28, 1898 in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of a Protestant minister. In the the 1910s she was educated at the historic Stadium High School in which she appeared in various drama productions. In the 1910s and 1930s she appeared in various stage productions through a stock company.In 1939 she came to Hollywood to begin work as a supporting actress in motion pictures; she made her debut the following year in "The Man Who Wouldn't Talk" (1940). She soon made a name for herself in films often appearing as spinsters, landladies, wealthy widows, maids, town gossips, middle-aged secretaries, and snobs.During her film career she appeared in such classics as "Citizen Cane" (1941), "Woman of the Year" (1942), "Reunion in France" (1942), "The Strange Woman" (1947), "Rope" (1948), "The Day The Earth Stood Still" (1951), and "Toby Tyler" (1960). With the advent of TV she expanded in her career and made guest appearances on such programs as "Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre", "The Loretta Young Show", "Lassie", "Bachelor Father", and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents".In her later years work became harder to find due to old age and she retired from acting in 1974 following a guest role in the TV show "Apple's Way". Upon retirement she moved to Riverside Country, CA where she lived until her death from natural causes on November 29, 1980. Since she had no close family when she died she left her money to her church, the Democratic National Committee, and to the Motion Picture County House and Hospital. She was 84 years of age.
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On March 15, 1923 she married Morris Otto Evanson (1893-1975). The couple had no children.


With the coming of television in the late 1940s she expanded in her career appearing on such shows as You Are There, The Loretta Young Show, Chevron Hall of Stars, Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre, The Millionaire, Zane Grey Theater, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Frank Sinatra Show, Bachelor Father, Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond, and Lassie.


A stage Actress as well as film star, Evanson often appeared in productions which were staged in the Los Angeles area. She played a Swedish mother reminiscing about the births, deaths, and lives of her children in DeWitt Bodeen's play, Harvest of Years in 1946 (Evanson's performance was called "poignant" by the Los Angeles Times). Although Evanson had played one of the aunts in the 1948 film I Remember Mama, she portrayed Mama herself on stage just a year later.


In the late 1960s and early 1970s Evanson found herself getting little work in Hollywood due to her advancing age; in 1974 she made her last appearance in an episode of Apple's Way.


Evanson was a lifelong member of the Democratic party. Following her retirement, she lived in Riverside County, California, until her death from heart failure on November 29, 1980. Her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean.