Madge Evans

Madge Evans
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Madge Evans
Film: East side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Actress
Born Margherita Evans on July 1, 1909 in New York, NY
Died April 26, 1981 of cancer in Oakland, NJ

Madge Evans began her career as a child star and later took on roles as an ingenue, the beautiful fiancee of her films' leading men.

In 1914, a 5-year-old Evans made her first film, "The Sign of the Cross." By the time she was 10 she had made more than 30 films.

Evans, who had spent her teen years as a stage actress, signed with MGM and came to Hollywood in 1927.

Her best-known movies were "Dinner at Eight," "David Copperfield," "Pennies From Heaven," and "What Every Woman Knows."

Her last major film was "The Thirteenth Chair" in 1937.

Evans left Hollywood when she married playwright Sidney Kingsley in 1939. Kingsley won the Pulitzer Prize for best play by an American author in 1934 for "Men in White."

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