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Joan Evans

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joan Evans (born July 18, 1934) is an American film actress who appeared in three movies with actor Farley Granger. Her first film with him was as the title role in Roseanna McCoy (1949), based on the real-life romance between two members of the Hatfield-McCoy feud. She gained the role after producer Samuel Goldwyn conducted a national talent search. She was only fourteen years old when she started work on Roseanna McCoy, and her parents added two years to her age so she could claim to be sixteen when the film was released. Her parents were Hollywood writers Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert. Her father wrote the book The Day They Gave Babies Away, which was made into the movie All Mine to Give. She was named after actress Joan Crawford, her godmother. When Evans was seventeen years old, she announced that she would marry a car salesman named Kirby Weatherly. Her parents asked Crawford to dissuade her from marrying, since she was so young. But Crawford, not only gave the couple her blessing, but also had the wedding ceremony performed right in her own house without having the parents present. Evans's marriage to Weatherly lasted, but the friendship between Evans's parents and Crawford ended. In 1984, Joan Evans and her husband signed a tribute to Crawford in Daily Variety. Evans continued to act and starred in the 1959 Western film No Name on the Bullet. She retired from acting in 1961. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joan Evans (actress), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 18, 1934 In New York, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
12
First Appeared:
In the movie Roseanna McCoy 1949-10-12
Latest Project:
Movie The Walking Target 1960-10-01
Known For
Poster of The Walking Target
Poster of The Flying Fontaines
Poster of Edge of Doom
Poster of Our Very Own
Filmography
Movie The Walking Target Gail Russo 1960-10-01
Movie No Name on the Bullet Anne Benson 1959-02-01
Movie The Flying Fontaines Jan Fontaine 1959-12-01
Movie A Strange Adventure Terry Dolgin 1956-08-24
Movie The Outcast Judy Polsen 1954-08-15
Movie Column South Cpl. Biddle 1953-05-20
Movie Skirts Ahoy! Mary Kate Yarbrough 1952-05-28
Movie It Grows on Trees Diane Baxter 1952-09-02
Movie On the Loose Jill Bradley 1951-09-28
Movie Edge of Doom Rita Conroy 1950-08-03
Movie Our Very Own Joan Macaulay 1950-07-27
Movie Roseanna McCoy Roseanna McCoy 1949-10-12
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