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Evelyn Keyes

Highest Rated:   100% 99 River Street (1953)
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Birthplace:   Port Arthur, Texas, USA
Ex-nightclub chorine Evelyn Keyes was 18 when she was put under contract by Hollywood producer/director Cecil B. DeMille. Keyes played passive roles in DeMille's The Buccaneer (1938) and Union Pacific (1939) and a handful of Paramount "B"s. Her best opportunity came from outside the DeMille fold, when she was cast as the eternally jilted Suellen O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939). In 1940, she signed with Columbia, where she was featured in a handful of interesting "B"s like Boris Karlof's Before I Hang (1940) and Peter Lorre's Face Behind the Mask (1941, in which Keyes was terrific in a brief role as a blind girl). She was promoted to "A" leads with Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), and with 1947's Mating of Millie she finally got a film vehicle all her own. She also played the Ruby Keeler counterpart (named Julie Benson) in Columbia's The Jolson Story (1946). Like many 1940s leading ladies, Keyes found the going rough in the 1950s, save for a few worthwhile (if fleeting) parts such as Tom Ewell's vacationing wife in The Seven Year Itch (1955). She retired in 1956, making an unexpected return before the cameras in a brace of late-1980s Gothic melodramas. In sum total, Keyes' screen career was dwarfed by her colorful private life. Her four husbands included directors Charles Vidor and John Huston, and bandleader Artie Shaw. In 1971 she turned to writing. Her first book was a novel, I Am as Billboard; she followed this with two very candid autobiographies, Scarlet O'Hara's Younger Sister (1977) and I'll Think About That Tomorrow (1991). Keyes died in July 2008 of uterine cancer

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Face Behind the Mask
  • Helen Williams
2003
No Score Yet Wicked Stepmother
  • Witch Mistriss
1989
No Score Yet John Huston - The Man, the Movies, the Maverick
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet A Return to Salem's Lot
  • Mrs. Axel
1987
74% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Flirt
1956
87% The Seven Year Itch
  • Helen Sherman
1955
No Score Yet Hell's Half Acre
  • Donna Williams
1954
No Score Yet Shoot First
  • Cecily Paine
1953
100% 99 River Street
  • Linda James
1953
No Score Yet Rough Shoot
  • Actor
1953
100% The Prowler (Cost of Living )
  • Susan Gilvray
1951
No Score Yet The Killer That Stalked New York
  • Sheila Bennet
1950
No Score Yet Mr. Soft Touch
  • Jenny Jones
1949
No Score Yet Enchantment
  • Grizel Dane
1948
No Score Yet The Mating of Millie
  • Millie McGonigle
1948
No Score Yet Johnny O'Clock
  • Nancy Hobson
1947
No Score Yet The Jolson Story
  • Julie Benson
1946
No Score Yet The Thrill Of Brazil
  • Actor
1946
No Score Yet A Thousand and One Nights
  • The Genie
1945
No Score Yet Dangerous Blondes
  • Jane Craig
1943
No Score Yet The Desperadoes
  • Allison McLeod
1943
No Score Yet There's Something About a Soldier
  • Carol Harkness
1943
No Score Yet Ladies in Retirement
  • Lucy
1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • Bette Logan
1941
No Score Yet Before I Hang
  • Martha Garth
1940
No Score Yet Lady in Question
  • Francoise Morestan
1940
No Score Yet Slightly Honorable
  • Miss Vlissenger
1940
93% Gone With the Wind
  • Suellen
1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Mrs. Calvin
1939
No Score Yet The Buccaneer
  • Madeleine
1938
No Score Yet Artists and Models Abroad
  • Girl
1938

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