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Gene Evans

Actor, Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Actor
Residence:  Holbrook, Arizona, USA
BirthDay: 11 July 1922
Sigh: Leo
Died On: April 1, 1998(1998-04-01) (aged 75) Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.
Height: 6' 1½" (1.87 m)
BIOGRAPHY

Gene Evans was born in Holbrook, Arizona, on July 11, 1922, and was raised in Colton, California. He served in the Army during World War II as a combat engineer, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for bravery in action. He began his acting career there, performing in a theatrical troupe of GIs in Europe. After the war, he went to Hollywood, where he made his film debut in 1947's Under Colorado Skies (1947). The rugged, red-headed character actor was a familiar face in such westerns as Cattle Queen of Montana (1954), The War Wagon (1967), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973). He also starred in the war films The Steel Helmet (1951) and Fixed Bayonets! (1951) and co-starred with future first lady Nancy Reagan (before she became Nancy Reagan) in Donovan's Brain (1953). His other major films include Park Row (1952), Behemoth the Sea Monster (1959), Operation Petticoat (1959) and Walking Tall (1973). He became well known in the 1950s on television, playing the father in My Friend Flicka (1955). He remained active in films and television through the 1980s. Evans subsequently retired to a farm near Jackson, Tennessee. He was a popular guest at the Memphis Film Festival for the past decade.

TIMELINE
1980

He remained active in films and television through the 1980s

1963

Before Evans went to work on Samuel Fuller's Shock Corridor (1963), he got into a bar fight with a tough opponent

1954

The rugged, red-headed character actor was a familiar face in such westerns as Cattle Queen of Montana (1954), The War Wagon (1967), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

1953

Only in Donovan's Brain (1953) did his character, a scientist, get to wear glasses, and Evans at the time remarked that it was a revelation for him to be able to actually see the actors he was working with

1952

His other major films include Park Row (1952), Behemoth the Sea Monster (1959), Operation Petticoat (1959) and Walking Tall (1973)

1951

[on Ace in the Hole (1951)] It was beautifully done, but did not do well because it turned people off

1950

He became well known in the 1950s on television, playing the father in My Friend Flicka (1955)

1947

After the war, he went to Hollywood, where he made his film debut in 1947's Under Colorado Skies (1947)

1922

Gene Evans was born in Holbrook, Arizona, on July 11, 1922, and was raised in Colton, California

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