Evelyn Ankers

Highest Rated: 100% Hold That Ghost (1941)
Lowest Rated: 40% Captive Wild Woman (1943)
Birthday: Aug 17, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
After several years' worth of stage and film appearances in England, actress Evelyn Ankers came to Broadway in 1940 to appear in Ladies in Retirement. Besieged by offers from Hollywood, Evelyn chose to work at 20th Century-Fox, but production delays in her first American film led to her signing a contract with Universal Pictures. Despite her British upbringing, Evelyn was cast as the all-American heroine in her premiere Hollywood film, Abbott and Costello's Hold That Ghost (1941). With her co-starring stint in The Wolf Man (1941), Evelyn began her tenure as Universal's resident horror heroine, possessed of a blood-curdling scream. She also appeared in two Sherlock Holmes films, playing a villainess with a penchant for disguise in the second Holmes effort The Pearl of Death (1944). During the war years, the multilingual Ms. Ankers (who was born in Chile to British parents) starred in a radio program in Argentina. After her film career petered out, Evelyn appeared on several TV shows, most notably co-starring with Buster Keaton and Joe E. Brown in "The Silent Partner," a 1955 episode of Screen Director's Playhouse. Retired since the mid-1960s, Evelyn Ankers spent her last decades with her husband, actor and Lutheran lay minister Richard Denning, in their lavish home in Hawaii.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Texan Meets Calamity Jane Calamity Jane 1950
No Score Yet Tarzan's Magic Fountain Gloria James Jessup 1949
No Score Yet Parole, Inc. Jojo Dumont 1948
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf in London Iris Chatham 1947
No Score Yet Spoilers of the North Laura Reed 1947
No Score Yet Last of the Redmen Alice Munro 1947
No Score Yet Flight to Nowhere Catherine Forrest 1946
No Score Yet Black Beauty Evelyn Carrington 1946
No Score Yet The Frozen Ghost Maura Daniel 1945
No Score Yet The Pearl of Death Naomi Drake 1944
No Score Yet The Invisible Man's Revenge Julie Herrick 1944
No Score Yet Weird Woman Illona Carr 1944
No Score Yet Follow the Boys Herself 1944
No Score Yet Jungle Woman Beth Mason 1944
No Score Yet His Butler's Sister Liz Campbell 1943
60% Son of Dracula Claire Caldwell 1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes Faces Death Actor 1943
No Score Yet Hers to Hold Flo Simpson 1943
40% Captive Wild Woman Beth Colman 1943
No Score Yet The Mad Ghoul Isabel Lewis 1943
75% Ghost of Frankenstein Elsa Frankenstein 1942
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror Kitty 1942
94% The Wolf Man Gwen Conliffe 1941
100% Hold That Ghost Norma Lind 1941
No Score Yet Over the Moon Sanitairum Patient 1939
No Score Yet Villiers Diamond Joan Dawson 1938
No Score Yet Knight Without Armour Bit Part 1937
No Score Yet Wings of the Morning Bit Part 1937
No Score Yet Fire Over England Lady-in-Waiting 1937
80% Rembrandt Girl 1936

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