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Judith Evelyn

  • born: 20/Mar/1913 (Seneca, South Dakota, USA)
  • died: 07/May/1967 (New York, New York, USA) - cancer


Judith Evelyn (born Evelyn Morris) was an American stage and film actress.

Evelyn appeared in numerous films, probably most memorably as "Miss Lonelyhearts," the lonely alcoholic spied on by James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window". In 1956, Evelyn played the role of Nancy Lynnton in George Stevens' "Giant". She also had a brief but strong performance as Queen Mother Taia in Michael Curtiz's "The Egyptian", and was featured with Vincent Price in "The Tingler" (1959).

In the fall of 1958, Evelyn guest starred as Clara Keller, a lonely widow who falls prey to communist agents in the episode "Man in the Moon" of Bruce Gordon's short-lived Cold War docudrama, "Behind Closed Doors".

On September 3, 1939, together with her fiancé, Canadian radio producer Andrew Allan, Evelyn survived the sinking of the Anchor-Donaldson liner SS Athenia. The Athenia was the first British passenger liner to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II.

Evelyn died from cancer, in New York City, on May 7, 1967. She was 54 years old. She was interred at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, Westchester County, New York.



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