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Rex Evans



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet On the Double
  • Gen. Carleton Browne-Wiffingham
1961
No Score Yet All in a Night's Work
  • Carter
1961
No Score Yet 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
96% 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
75% 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
91% 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
No Score Yet The Shanghai Gesture
  • Counselor Brooks
1942
100% 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
91% Camille
  • Companion
1936

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