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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:

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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
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Edith Evans Quotes:

Lady Bracknell: Thirty-five is an attractive age. London is full of women of the highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years.


Mrs. Ross: Are you there?


Mrs. Tanner: We had lots of fun, him and me. Being alive, just being alive. That's enough for an old girl like me. Chewing the cud and having a little of what you fancy.


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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 was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1946 King's Honours List for her services to drama.

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