Rex Evans

Highest Rated: 100% Midnight Lace (1960)
Birthday: Apr 13, 1903
Birthplace: Not Available
Portly British character actor Rex Evans made a name for himself in the mid-1920s as a comic performer in London cabarets and music halls. Evans came to Broadway the following decade, where he would appear opposite the likes of Cornelia Otis Skinner (in Lady Windemere's Fan) and Carol Channing (in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes). Concurrent with his New York stage career, he found time to appear in Hollywood films, where at first he was cast as corpulent "sugar daddies" and millionaires. After making a strong impression as the family butler in The Philadelphia Story (1940), he found himself typecast as dignified menservants. Occasionally he broke this stereotype by adopting a handlebar mustache and playing such unsavory roles as the grumpy innkeeper in Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943) and the principal villain in the 1946 "Sherlock Holmes" opus Pursuit to Algiers. After his retirement from films in the early 1960s, Rex Evans devoted his energies to the thriving art gallery that he'd been running for years on Hollywood's La Cienega Boulevard.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet On the Double Gen. Carleton Browne-Wiffingham 1961
No Score Yet All in a Night's Work Carter 1961
100% Midnight Lace Basil Stafford 1960
No Score Yet The Matchmaker August 1958
No Score Yet Merry Andrew Gregory Larabee 1958
100% Lust for Life Durand-Ruel 1956
97% A Star Is Born Academy Awards Emcee 1954
No Score Yet Knock on Wood Customer 1954
100% It Should Happen to You Con Cooley 1954
No Score Yet Captain Pirate Gov. Carlyle 1952
100% Adam's Rib Fat Man 1949
100% Till the Clouds Roll By Cecil Keller 1947
91% Cluny Brown Guest Pianist 1946
67% Ziegfeld Follies Butler 1946
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit to Algiers Gregor 1945
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Pianist 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Fat man 1945
No Score Yet The Brighton Strangler Shelton 1945
92% The Picture of Dorian Gray Lord Gerald Goodbody 1945
No Score Yet Keep Your Powder Dry Marco Cummings 1945
No Score Yet Summer Storm Bit Part (uncredited) 1944
No Score Yet The Heavenly Body Goering (Photo Insert) 1944
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington Fat Man 1944
No Score Yet Higher and Higher Mr. Green 1943
25% Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Vazec 1943
No Score Yet Keeper of the Flame John 1942
100% The Shanghai Gesture Counselor Brooks 1942
97% Suspicion Mr. Bailey 1941
100% A Woman's Face Notary 1941
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans Giraud's Butler 1941
100% The Philadelphia Story Thomas 1940
No Score Yet The Earl of Chicago Vicar 1940
No Score Yet The Wrong Road Victor J. Holbrook 1937
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper Rich Man 1937
No Score Yet Vogues of 1938 Londoner in Fall Show 1937
92% Camille Companion 1936

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