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Evelyn Ankers

Highest Rated:   100% Hold That Ghost (1941)
Lowest Rated:   40% Captive Wild Woman (1943)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 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
No Score Yet Rembrandt
  • Girl
1936

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