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Evelyn Ankers Overview:

Actress, Evelyn Ankers, was born on Aug 17, 1918 in Valparaiso, Chile. Ankers died at the age of 67 on Aug 29, 1985 in Haiku, Maui .

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Fair-haired china doll beauty Evelyn Ankers made her start in British films and proved to be one of Hollywood's most effective screamers through a slew of low-budge horror films in the 1940s. She was married to actor Richard Denning from 1942 until her death.

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& Lon Chaney Jr.

By Dan Day Jr. on Jul 13, 2013 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

& Lon Chaney Jr. represent one of the most unusual Dynamic Duos in Classic Film. They appeared together in a number of thrillers made by Universal Studios in the 1940s. Both of them starred in many other Universal monster movies throughout the decade, and they are generally conside... Read full article


& Lon Chaney Jr.

By Dan Day Jr. on Jul 13, 2013 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

& Lon Chaney Jr. represent one of the most unusual Dynamic Duos in Classic Film. They appeared together in a number of thrillers made by Universal Studios in the 1940s. Both of them starred in many other Universal monster movies throughout the decade, and they are generally conside... Read full article


Women In Classic Horror:

By Richard on Feb 12, 2013 From Classic Horror Campaign

February is Women In Horror Recognition Month and we are supporting this with our own Women In Classic Horror celebrations, taking a look at the feisty females who helped shape the horror genre in decades past. Born in 1918 to English parents, became known as one of the very first scre... Read full article


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Evelyn Ankers Quotes:

Elsa Frankenstein: [Erik arrives on a carraige] Where are you going Erik?
Erik: Hello Elsa. I didn't see you. Where's your father? I must speak with him.
Elsa Frankenstein: What are you doing driving around the countryside in the middle of the day? Town prosecutor should be in his office working.
Erik: Sometimes my work takes me out of my office. I came to see your father.
Elsa Frankenstein: That's pretty. I flattered myself that you came way out here just to take me for a drive.
Erik: I wish that were the case darling. Nothing would make me happier. But this is a very serious matter, I must see your father
Elsa Frankenstein: Since you put it that way I'll have to find him for you


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Despite the numerous times she worked with Lon Chaney Jr. the two reportedly had a strong disliking for each other. Often Chaney would scare Ankers and because of this she referred to him as "a brute with bad breath".

Best friend on the Universal lot was fellow scream-queen Anne Gwynne.

Ankers remembered that many of the B films she made were rush jobs. Arriving for a love scene on The Great Impersonation (1942), director John Rawlins called "Action!" before the actors were even given any blocking. When she and actor Ralph Bellamy remained frozen, she stuttered to the director, "I would like to meet my leading man, as I have never kissed a man before first being introduced to him".

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