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:

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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:

[Squire Western has drunkenly crashed out on the floor]
Miss Western: Rouse yourself from this pastoral torpor, sir!


Rev. Mother Emmanuel: Do good, then disappear.


Mrs. Ross: Are you there?


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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.

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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