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1888 - 1976
The actress Edith Evans impersonated very different role on stage but she played Grand Dames, matriarchs and royalities by the majority.
She began her career with a local theater group in London where she was spotted by a theater agent. In 1912 she made her professional stage debut with Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" and launched a great theater career in England and later on Broadway.
Also she already made her film debut in the silent movie era where she took part in "A Welsh Singer" (15), "Honeymoon for Three" (15) and "East Is East" (16) her real film career only began in 1949 when she was over 60.
But she still directed her attention to the theater so there were only few movies in which she appeared. But her performances were always characterized by high quality which was reflected in a total of three Oscar nominations.
To her well-known movies belong "The Last Days of Dolwyn" (49), "The Importance of Being Earnest" (52), "Look Back in Anger" (58), "The Nun's Story" (59), "Tom Jones" (63), for which she was nominated for an Oscar for the first time, "The Chalk Garden" (64) with her second Oscar nomination, "The Whisperers" (67) with her third Oscar nomination as well as "Fitzwilly" (67), "The Madwoman of Chaillot" (69), "David Copperfield" (69), "Scrooge" (70) and "The Slipper and the Rose" (76).
In 1946 she was knighted as Dame Commander of the Order of the British
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