Gene Evans

Gene Evans

Eugene Barton Evans (Holbrook, Arizona; 11 de julio de 1922 – Jackson, Tennessee; 1 de abril de 1998) fue un actor estadounidense que empezó su carrera mientras servía en el Ejército de los Estados Unidos durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Tuvo su debut cinematográfico en 1947, y apareció en numerosas películas y programas de televisión. Se especializó en papeles de hombre duro, como cowboy, sheriff, convicto, o militar del Ejército de los Estados Unidos.
Pasó su infancia en Colton, California. Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, comenzó a interpretar con un grupo militar de teatro cuando estaba en Europa.
Apareció en numerosas películas producidas, dirigidas y escritas por Samuel Fuller.
En sus memorias A Third Face(Una tercera cara), Fuller describió cómo conoció a Gene Evans en 1950 cuando estaba haciendo el casting para la película de guerra coreana The Steel Helmet. Fuller tiró un rifle M1 Garand a Evans, el cual lo cogió e inspeccionó como el soldado que había sido durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El director se quedó con Evans y rechazó a John Wayne para el papel en la película y luchó por mantenerle a pesar de la opinión de Robert L. Lippert y su nuevo socio Larry Parks. Fuller abandonó la película hasta que no se readmitió a Gene Evans.
El actor también apareció en las películas de Fuller Fixed Bayonets!, Hell and High Water, Shock Corridor y perdió 13 kg. de peso para participar en la película Park Row. [cita requerida]
En 1958, Evans coprotagonizó como el alcalde Al Arthur en la película Damn Citizen basada en la vida del superintendente Francis Grevemberg de la policía de Louisiana. Keith Andes interpretaba el papel de Grevemberg. [cita requerida]
En enero de 1979, Evans intervino como Garrison Southworth en un episodio de la famosa serie de la CBS’s Dallas.
Apareció en 10 episodios de la serie de la CBS Gunsmoke con James Arness, incluyendo los episodios "The Snow Train" y "Tatum".
A finales de la década de 1980, volvió a aparecer en escena como el horroroso padre en la producción Papa is All, dirigida por Tommy F. Scott en la localidad de Jackson, Tennessee.
Se retiró a una granja en Tennessee emulando su papel en la película Walking Tall.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1922-07-11
  • Falleció: 1998-04-01
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Holbrook, Arizona, USA

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Gene Evans (July 11, 1922 - April 1, 1998) was an American actor. He was born in Holbrook, Arizona, but reared in Colton, California. His acting career began while he was serving in World War II. He performed with a theatrical troupe of GIs in Europe. Evans made his film debut in 1947 and appeared in dozens of movies and television programs. He specialized in playing tough guys like cowboys, sheriffs, convicts and sergeants. Evans appeared in numerous films produced, directed, and written by Samuel Fuller. In his memoirs A Third Face, Fuller described meeting Evans when casting his Korean War film The Steel Helmet in 1950. Fuller threw an M1 Garand rifle at Evans, who caught it and inspected it as a soldier would have done. Evans had been a U.S. Army engineer in the war. Fuller kept Evans and refused John Wayne for the role. and fighting to keep him despite Robert L. Lippert and his partner wanting Larry Parks for the role. Fuller walked off the film and would not return until Evans was reinstated. Evans also appeared in Fuller's Fixed Bayonets!, Hell and High Water, Shock Corridor and lost thirty pounds to play the lead in Park Row. Evans portrayed the authoritarian but wise father, Rob McLaughlin, on the 1956-1957 television series My Friend Flicka, based on a Western novel and film of the same name set in Wyoming. He appeared with Anita Louise (1915–1970) as his wife, Nell, Johnny Washbrook (born 1944) as his son, Ken, and fellow character actor Frank Ferguson (1899–1978), as the ranch handyman, Gus Broeberg, who addressed Evans as "Captain". In 1958, Evans co-starred as Major Al Arthur in the film Damn Citizen based on the life of crusading Louisiana State Police superintendent Francis Grevemberg. Keith Andes starred as Grevemberg. In the fall of 1976, Evans starred in the eleven-episode CBS adventure series Spencer's Pilots, with Christopher Stone, Todd Susman, and Britt Leach. In January 1979, Evans appeared as Garrison Southworth in one episode of CBS's Dallas in January 1979. He appeared in ten episodes of CBS's Gunsmoke with James Arness, including "The Snow Train" and "Tatum". In 1965, he guest starred as Jake Burnett in the episode "Vendetta" of ABC's western The Legend of Jesse James starring Christopher Jones. Two years later, he appeared as Deedricks in the episode "Breakout" of another ABC western, Custer, starring Wayne Maunder in the title role. In the late 1980s, Evans appeared on stage as the gruesome Papa in the stage production Papa is All, directed by playwright Tommy F. Scott in Jackson, Tennessee. He retired to a farm in Tennessee following his role in the original film version of Walking Tall. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gene Evans,  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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