Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes

Highest Rated: 100% The Prowler (1951)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

Birthday: Nov 20, 1916

Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, USA

An attractive former chorine, Evelyn Keyes entered films in the late 1930s under contract to Cecil B DeMille. She debuted in the director's swashbuckling "The Buccaneer" (1938) and followed with DeMille's "Union Pacific" (1939). For many film buffs, she is best remembered as Scarlett's younger sister Suellen O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind" (also 1939). Keyes went on to distinguish such efforts as the farcical "The Lady in Question" (1940, directed by her second husband Charles Vidor) and was especially fine as the young woman who becomes involved with the re-incarnated Robert Montgomery in the charming fantasy "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941). After playing an innocent in Vidor's "The Desperadoes" (1943), she portrayed an impish genie in "A Thousand and One Nights" (1945) before reaching her peak as the lead of the immensely popular biopic "The Jolson Story" (1946). (Although based on her, Keyes' character was not named Ruby Keeler, then the ex-Mrs. Al Jolson). She continued to appear in a number of mostly forgotten films, often delivering performances better than the material. Keyes was fine as David Niven's niece in the romance "Enchantment" (1948) and was particularly effective as Van Heflin's married lover in Joseph Losey's fine thriller "The Prowler" (1951). She proved to be an effective foil for Tom Ewell in "The Seven Year Itch" (1955), although most viewers only recall Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate. After an appearance in the all-star, Oscar-winning "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956), Keyes retired from Hollywood.

Highest rated movies

99 River Street
The Prowler
The Jolson Story
Here Comes Mr. Jordan Gone With the Wind The Seven Year Itch
Around the World in 80 Days
Johnny O'Clock

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 18% Wicked Stepmother Witch Instructor (Character) $43.7K 1989
No Score Yet 24% A Return to Salem's Lot Mrs. Axel (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got Unknown (Character) - 1985
69% 57% Around the World in 80 Days The Flirt (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top of the World Virgie Rayne (Character) - 1955
87% 76% The Seven Year Itch Helen Sherman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 29% Hell's Half Acre Donna Williams (Character) - 1954
100% 80% 99 River Street Linda James (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot First Cecily Paine (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Big Affair Jean Harper (Character) - 1952
100% 86% The Prowler Susan Gilvray (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Man Rose Warren Mason (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smuggler's Island Vivian Craig (Character) - 1951
20% 35% The Killer That Stalked New York Sheila Bennet (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 60% Mr. Soft Touch Jenny Jones (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. Mike Kathy O'Fallon Flannigan (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 75% The Mating of Millie Millie McGonigle (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 74% Enchantment Grizel Dane (Character) - 1948
33% 36% Johnny O'Clock Nancy Hobson (Character) - 1947
100% 79% The Jolson Story Julie Benson (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thrill of Brazil Vicki Dean (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegades Hannah Brockway (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 48% A Thousand and One Nights The Genie (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Affair Jacqueline Harrison (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Girls Mary O'Ryan (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Blondes Jane Craig (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 50% The Desperadoes Allison McLeod (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier Carol Harkness (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Martin Eden Ruth Morley (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight Lieutenant Susie Thompson (Character) - 1942
100% 82% Here Comes Mr. Jordan Bette Logan (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 65% Ladies in Retirement Lucy (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 65% The Face Behind the Mask Helen Williams (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 38% Before I Hang Martha Garth (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Sacramento Lynn Perry (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 33% The Lady in Question Francois Morestan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sudden Money Mary Patterson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 65% Union Pacific Mrs. Calvin (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 83% Slightly Honorable Miss Vlissingen (Character) - 1939
90% 92% Gone With the Wind Suellen O'Hara (Character) $198.7M 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of the Legion Linda Lee (Character) - 1938

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theatre Unknown (Character) 1951

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