Peggy Evans

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Peggy Evans
Born 10 January 1921
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died 26 July 2015, age 94
England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Michael Howard (1949-1956, divorce)
Peter Stevens (1990-?, his death)

Peggy Evans (10 January 1921 – 26 July 2015)[1] was an English actress.[2] She trained at the Rank Organisation's The Company of Youth (a "charm school").

Early years[edit]

One of four children, Evans was born in Sheffield but grew up in Ealing, west London. As a teenager, her winning a creative writing contest earned her a screen test with the Rank Organization.[3]

Film[edit]

After having bit parts in The Lightning Conductor (1938) and Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (1940), Evans entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for training.[3] Her work in Penny and the Pownall Case (1948) was praised in Monthly Film Review: "Peggy Evans ... is a sparkling heroine, who not only looks extremely attractive but acts with naturalness and charm as well."[4]

Personal life[edit]

Evans was married twice: to Michael Howard from 1949 to 1956; the union produced two children but ended in divorce. She married, secondly, to Peter Stevens in 1990; the couple remained together until his death.[when?] In later years, she learned Portuguese and lived in the Algarve for part of each year.[1]

Death[edit]

On 26 July 2015, at age 94, Evans died in England.[3] She was survived by a son and a daughter.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Peggy Evans obituary". The Daily Telegraph. 15 August 2015. p. 31. 
  2. ^ Profile, ftvdb.bfi.org.uk; accessed 17 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Lentz, Harris M. III (2016). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2015. McFarland. p. 111. ISBN 9781476625539. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Tom; Miller, Mark A. (2004). The Christopher Lee Filmography: All Theatrical Releases, 1948-2003. McFarland. p. 14. ISBN 9780786446919. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 

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