Edith Evans

1888 - 1976

Edith Evans was the greatest actress on the English stage in the 20th century, treading the boards for over half-a-century. She made her professional stage debut in 1912 and excelled in both classic and modern roles in the West End of London and on Broadway, as well as the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon and the Old Vic. She was made a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (the equivalent of a knighthood) in 1946.Laurence Olivier has written in his memoirs that Evans's power on stage began to falter in the early 1960s, as her memory dimmed with age. It was about this time that she made a transition to the screen, after generally ignoring the medium for the first two decades of talking films. (After making her movie debut in 1915, Evans appeared in no films at all between 1916 and 1949, when she came back to the screen in support of a young Richard Burton in Emlyn Williams's Women of Dolwyn (1949).) In the 1950s, she had made memorable appe

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Yıl: 1974 | IMDB: 0071039

Ülke: ABD
Tür: Drama, Gizem
Yönetmen: Tom Gries,

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The Nun's Story

Yıl: 1959 | IMDB: 0053131

Ülke: ABD
Aka: Insanlik ugruna
Tür: Drama
Yönetmen: Fred Zinnemann,