Madge Evans
Actress
Madge Evans
Madge Evans was an American stage and film actress. She began her career as a child performer and model.
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DVD Extra: More Southwest noir - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And from the dawn of Gable's MGM career, Charles Brabin's "Sporting Blood'' (1931) with Madge Evans. All are available individually, as well as in a six-film Value Pak that's been discounted 33 percent to $80. On the Blu-ray front, Warner announced at
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JJ Keating's Auction Gallery Route 1 North, Kennebunk, Maine Saturday July 23 ... - Antiques and the Arts Online
Google News - over 5 years
o/b “Portrait after Velasquez”; Bronte sisters ooc; Ooc still lifes; Metcalf charcoal of children; JK Hare “Sympathy”; G. Beal “Polly” etching; Kayser etching; Early European military prints; Madge Evans Child star print; Of Interest: Jefferson reverse
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The Hollywood/Coca-Cola Connection - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... taken as a magazine ad on the set of Dinner at Eight (which even includes director George Cukor) and a series of metal trays that were sold to the public featuring such stars as Madge Evans, Frances Dee, Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan
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Getting the Big Picture; The Film Industry Started Here and Left. Now It's Back, and the State Says the Sequel Is Huge.
NYTimes - over 18 years
MERYL STREEP came to Maplewood for ''One True Thing.'' Scott Rudin brought Kevin Kline to Montclair for ''In and Out.'' Harrison Ford stalked through Newark City Hall in ''Presumed Innocent.'' Nicolas Cage and Matt Damon stormed Atlantic City for ''Snake Eyes'' and ''Rounders,'' respectively. Jim Jarmusch is in Jersey City now, for ''Ghost Day.''
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - almost 19 years
Two Hollywood milestones -- a shattering antiwar tale and an early all-star drama -- are at the top of this week's film list, which also includes a nifty thriller and a stylish adventure. Adapted from Erich Maria Remarque's novel, Lewis Milestone's ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930), a study of an idealistic young German army recruit (Lew Ayres)
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Sindney Kingsley, Playwrite, Is Dead at 88; Creator of 'Dead End' and 'Men in White'
NYTimes - almost 22 years
Sidney Kingsley, who brought the gritty drama of mean city streets into the theater in plays including "Dead End" and "Detective Story" and who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1933 for his first Broadway play, "Men in White," died yesterday at his home in Oakland, N.J. He was 88. The cause was a stroke, said his secretary, Maureen Lake. Mr. Kingsley's
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A NATION IN DECLINE?
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: Thank you to Barbara Tuchman for her article ''A Nation in Decline?'' (Sept. 20). How clearly she defined the decline in values and competence that threatens us as a society and as a nation. MADGE EVANS Lake Worth, Fla. Thank you to Barbara Tuchman for her article ''A Nation in Decline?'' (Sept. 20). How clearly she defined the decline in
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NEW CASSETTES: FROM 'COPPERFIELD' TO TOSCANINI
NYTimes - about 31 years
David Copperfield Starring Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, W. C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore, Edna May Oliver, Jessie Ralph, Madge Evans, Lewis Stone, Roland Young, Basil Rathbone, Maureen O'Sullivan; directed by George Cukor, 1935 MGM/UA Home Video 131 minutes. $24.95 Charles Dickens called ''David Copperfield'' his ''favorite child.'' Surely, he
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CRITICS' CHOICES; BROADCAST TV
NYTimes - over 31 years
The rewards of watching prominent films like ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'' and ''Exodus'' - both due this week - are obvious. But don't underestimate those lesser-known movies. ''Gay Purr-ee'' (1962), for instance, is a delightful animated feature about cats, and a natural for the children. For adults there are some adroit touches, like the
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HOME VIDEO; NEW CASSETTES: CLASSICS ABOUND
NYTimes - almost 32 years
Fifty-two years later, you can't beat this cast. Or the characters - a colorful mix of couples and one loner invited to dine with a Park Avenue shipping tycoon who faces ruin. Or the dialogue, flowing almost verbatim from the George S. Kaufman-Edna Ferber play and defining the roles and behavior with crystalline precision and bite. Or - a matter of
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NEW 'KING AND I' PRINT WITH VIVID OLD COLORS
NYTimes - over 33 years
A newly struck Cinemascope print of the 1956 movie version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ''The King and I,'' with the original color restored, is one of the highlights of this weekend's summer film revivals. The 20th Century-Fox movie, starring Yul Brynner in his Academy Award-winning role of the King of Siam and Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens, the
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ON LANGUAGE; RIGHT STUFF IN THE BULLY PULPIT
NYTimes - almost 34 years
Does John Glenn have the Right Stuff in his head, and the fire in the belly, to ascend the bully pulpit? Here is a report on three etymological finds that will delight all dedicated phrase detectives: A few weeks ago, it was pointed out here that fire in the belly - that burning lust for office without which no candidate can be taken seriously -
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MADGE EVANS, STAGE-FILM ACTRESS
NYTimes - almost 36 years
Madge Evans, a popular actress who frequently portrayed the cleancut, decent American woman in films and on stage during the 30's, died of cancer Sunday night at her home in Oakland, N.J., where she had lived for many years with her husband, the playwright Sidney Kingsley. She was 71 years old. Miss Evans appeared in such films as ''The Greeks Had
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 71
    Madge Evans died at her home in Oakland, New Jersey from cancer in 1981, aged 71.
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  • 1971
    Age 61
    She retired in 1971.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1939
    Age 29
    In York Village, Maine, on July 25, 1939, she married playwright Sidney Kingsley, best known for his plays Dead End and Detective Story which were later turned into popular films.
    More Details Hide Details The couple owned a estate in Oakland, New Jersey. Following her marriage to Kingsley, Evans left Hollywood and moved to the New Jersey home. Later, she worked in radio and television in New York City. Evans performed on the Philco Television Playhouse (1949–1950), Studio One (1954), Matinee Theater (1955), and The Alcoa Hour (1956). She refused repeated offers to return to Hollywood.
  • 1933
    Age 23
    In 1933, she starred with James Cagney in a melodrama entitled The Mayor of Hell, playing a pretty nurse who solicits the aid of a tough politician, played by Cagney.
    More Details Hide Details Other notable movies in which she appeared are Beauty for Sale (1933), Grand Canary (1934), What Every Woman Knows (1934), and Pennies From Heaven (1936). In 1960, for Evans' contribution to the motion picture industry, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 1752 Vine Street.
    She played the love interest to both Al Jolson and Henry Morgan in the 1933 film Hallelujah, I'm a Bum.
    More Details Hide Details Working for MGM in the 1930s, she appeared in Dinner at Eight (1933), Broadway to Hollywood (1933), Hell Below (1933), and David Copperfield (1935).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1927
    Age 17
    She was working on stage when she signed with Metro Goldwyn Mayer in 1927.
    More Details Hide Details As with theater, she continued to play ingenue parts, often as the fiancé of the leading man.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Age 7
    At the age of 8 in 1917, Evans appeared in the Broadway production of Peter Ibbetson with John Barrymore, Constance Collier and Laura Hope Crews.
    More Details Hide Details At 17, she returned to the stage and appeared as the ingenue (stock character) in Daisy Mayme. Some of her best work in plays came in productions of Dread, The Marquis, and The Conquering Male. Her last appearance was in Philip Goes Forth produced by George Kelley. Evans' mother took her to England and Europe when she was 15. As a child film actress, Evans had quite a prolific career appearing in dozens of films, including with Marguerite Clark in The Seven Sisters (1915), a film with a large female ensemble that had been played on stage with Clark's rival Mary Pickford and Laurette Taylor in the cast. She was featured with Robert Warwick in Alias Jimmy Valentine (1915), a still extant film that has seen release on home video/DVD. At 14, she was the star of J. Stuart Blackton's rural melodrama On the Banks of the Wabash (1923). She co-starred with Richard Barthelmess in Classmates (1924).
  • 1909
    Born
    Born on July 1, 1909.
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