Edith Evans Overview:

Actress, Edith Evans, was born Edith Mary Evans on Feb 8, 1888 in London, UK. Evans died at the age of 88 on Oct 14, 1976 in Cranbrook, Kent and was laid to rest in St Pauls Churchyard Cemetery in London, England.

HONORS and AWARDS:

.

Although Evans was nominated for three Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1963Best Supporting ActressTom Jones (1963)Miss WesternNominated
1964Best Supporting ActressThe Chalk Garden (1964)Mrs. St. MaughamNominated
1967Best ActressThe Whisperers (1967)Mrs. RossNominated
.

BlogHub Articles:

No article for at this time. Submit yours here.

Edith Evans Quotes:

Lady Bracknell: I would strongly advise you, Mr. Worthing, to try and acquire some relations as soon as possible, and to make a definite effort to produce at any rate one parent, of either sex, before the season is quite over.
Jack Worthing: Well, I don't see how I could possibly manage to do that, Lady Bracknell. I can produce the hand-bag at any moment. It is in my dressing-room at home. I really think that should satisfy you, Lady Bracknell.
Lady Bracknell: Me, sir! What has it to do with me? You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing our only daughter - a girl brought up with the utmost care - to marry into a cloak-room, and form an alliance with a parcel? Good morning, Mr. Worthing!


Mrs. Tanner: I'm just going to have a look at me husband's grave, make sure it's kept nice. You know, if you don't keep an eye on things people steal the flower boxes and grass grows all over the place. I wouldn't want him to think I was neglecting him.


Lady Bracknell: To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements. They give people an opportunity of finding out each other's characters before marriage. Which I think is never advisable


read more quotes from Edith Evans...



Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Also an Aquarius






See All Aquariuses >>
Best Actress Oscar 1967






See more Best Actress awards>>
Edith Evans Facts
In 1964, she accepted the Oscar for "Best Director" on behalf of Tony Richardson (her Director for Tom Jones (1963)), who wasn't present at the awards ceremony.

She did not make her first talking picture until she was sixty-one.

After being nominated twice as Best Supporting Actress in the previous four years, she was considered the favorite for the 1967 Best Actress Oscar for The Whisperers (1967), with Faye Dunaway cast by the media as her strongest competition. They both lost, to Katharine Hepburn, who rode a wave of sentiment to her second of four Oscars, after the death of her long-time lover and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) co-star, Spencer Tracy.

See All Related Facts >>