During World War II she worked extensively for the Red Cross.
For years it was believed that Evelyn Venable's father was so strict that he had it written into her Hollywood contract that there would be no kissing scenes in her films, and , indeed, she does not have any kissing scenes in her most famous films -- "Death Takes a Holiday", "The Little Colonel" and Disney's "Pinocchio" (in which she is the voice of the Blue Fairy). But the rumor was apparently not true.
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She and her husband were strict vegetarians. Supposedly Evelyn never tasted meat or fish during her lifetime.
Taught Latin at UCLA.