Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes

  • Born on
    • November 21st, 1916
  • Died on
    • July 4th, 2008
Evelyn Louise Keyes was an American film actress. A chorus girl by age 18, Keyes came out to Hollywood and was introduced to Cecil B. DeMille, who in her own words, “signed me to a personal contract without even making a test”. After a handful of B-movies at Paramount Pictures, she landed the role in Gone with the Wind, of Scarlett O'Hara's sister, Suellen. She was later interviewed for the 1988 documentary The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind. Columbia Pictures signed her to a contract. In 1941, she played an ingenue in Here Comes Mr. Jordan. She spent most of the early 1940s playing leads in many of Columbia's B dramas and mysteries. She appeared as the female lead opposite Larry Parks in Columbia's blockbuster hit, The Jolson Story. She followed this up with an enjoyable minor screwball comedy, The Mating of Millie, with Glenn Ford. She was then in a 1949 role as Kathy Flannigan in Mrs. Mike. Keyes' last major film role was a small part as Tom Ewell's vacationing wife in The Seven Year Itch (1955), which starred Marilyn Monroe. Keyes officially retired in 1956, but continued to act.

Starring Evelyn Keyes on Plex


Acting (23 Credits)

1989Wicked Stepmother as Witch Instructor
1987A Return to Salem's Lot as Mrs. Axel
1956Around the World in 80 Days as Paris Tart
1955The Seven Year Itch as Helen Sherman
1954Hell's Half Acre as Donna Williams
195399 River Street as Linda James
1951The Prowler as Susan Gilvray
1950The Killer That Stalked New York as Sheila Bennet
1949Mr. Soft Touch as Jenny Jones
1948The Mating of Millie as Millie McGonigle
1948Enchantment as Grizel Dane
1947Johnny O'Clock as Nancy Hobson
1946The Jolson Story as Julie Benson
1945A Thousand and One Nights as The Genie
1943The Desperadoes as Allison McLeod
1941The Face Behind the Mask as Helen Williams
1941Here Comes Mr. Jordan as Bette Logan
1941Ladies in Retirement as Lucy
1940Before I Hang as Martha Garth
1940The Lady in Question as Francois Morestan
1939Gone with the Wind as Suellen O'Hara
1939Union Pacific as Mrs. Calvin
1938The Buccaneer as Madeleine

Herself (1 Credits)


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