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Robert Evans

Film Producer Robert Evans
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Profession: Film Producer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Robert Evans was a successful businessman before beginning a short-lived acting career at the request of actress Norma Shearer. Preferring producing he switched again and worked for Paramount Pictures, becoming its Head of Production and making it the most successful in Hollywood. His Paramount Pictures films include "Rosemary's Baby", "Love Story" starring his later wife Ali McGraw, "The Godfather" and "Chinatown".

From 1976 he worked as an independent producer. Evans' lifestyle was notorious and gained many media headlines. He married seven times and was arrested for cocaine possession. In 1983 he was involved in the scandal surrounding the murder of would-be fellow producer Roy Radin during the making of the film "The Cotton Club".

Born: June 29, 1930
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: October 26, 2019 (aged 89)

Married Life

  • 1969-10-24 "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)
  • 1998-07-12 "Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg (36) weds "Chinatown" film producer Robert Evans (68) in Beverly Hills, California. Marriage lasts nine days.
  • 2005-08-06 Legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (75) weds Lady Victoria White (42) at the One & Only Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas
  • 2006-06-16 Lady Victoria White (43) divorces legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (76) due to irreconcilable differences only 10 months of marriage

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