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EVELYN KEYES BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Evelyn Keyes was born on November 20th, 1916 in Port Arthur, Texas with the middle name Louise.  Her parents were Omar Dow and Maude Ollive Keyes.  At the age of three, her father passed away and her mother relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, with her three sisters and one brother.  As a teen girl she studied dance, voice and piano and by the age of eighteen she was working as a chorus girl.
 
Soon, Keyes was signed to a contract with Cecil B. DeMille and was being cast in a number of small films such as, "The Buccaneer" (1938) and "Union Pacific" (1939).  She soon was cast in what was her most popular role in the film, "Gone with the Wind" (1939) portraying, Suellen O'Hara. 
 
After the success of this film, she was then signed to a contract with Columbia Pictures and was appearing on the big screen in such films as, "Before I Hang" (1940), "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941), "The Face Behind the Mask" (1941), "A Thousand and One Nights" (1945), "The Jolson Story" (1946), "Mrs. Mike" (1949), "The Prowler" (1951), "99 River Street" (1953) and "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) starring Marilyn Monroe.
 
For the most part she retired from the film industry but chose to make occasional stage appearances in such productions as, "I Am a Camera" (1953) and "No, No, Nanette".  She also made occasional guest appearances on such television series as, "The Love Boat", "Murder, She Wrote" and "Lux Video Theater".
 
Throughout her lifetime she had numerous relationships and a total of four marriages.  She first married Barton Oliver Bainbridge in 1938 and they were together until he committed suicide in 1940.  She then wed director, Charles Vidor in 1943 but this marriage ended just two years later.  Her third time to marry was to actor, John Huston in 1946 and by 1950 this marriage also had come to an end.  Her fourth husband was a band leader, Artie Shaw from 1957 through 1985.  She has one adopted son from Mexico but was never able to have any children of her own after she had to undergo an abortion prior to filming "Gone With the Wind". 
 
Along with her lengthy acting career she was also a writer and published a novel later in life titled, "I Am a Billboard".  Keyes passed away at the age of ninety one, from uterine cancer on July 4th, 2008 in Montecito, California. 

 
Filmography

1985-1993 Murder, She Wrote
1989 Wicked Stepmother
1987 A Return to Salem's Lot
1986 Amazing Stories
1983 The Love Boat
1971 From a Bird's Eye View
1968 The Ugliest Girl in Town
1968 ITV Playhouse 
1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
1955 Climax!
1955 The Seven Year Itch 
1955 Top of the World 
1954 Hell's Half Acre
1953 99 River Street
1953 Shoot First
1952 It Happened in Paris 
1952 One Big Affair
1951 Iron Man 
1951 The Prowler
1951 Lux Video Theatre
1951 Smuggler's Island 
1950 The Killer That Stalked New York 
1949 Mrs. Mike
1949 Mr. Soft Touch 
1948 Enchantment 
1948 The Mating of Millie 
1947 Johnny O'Clock 
1946 The Jolson Story 
1946 The Thrill of Brazil
1946 Renegades 
1945 A Thousand and One Nights 
1944 Strange Affair 
1944 Nine Girls
1943 There's Something About a Soldier 
1943 Dangerous Blondes 
1943 The Desperadoes 
1942 Flight Lieutenant
1942 The Adventures of Martin Eden 
1941 Ladies in Retirement
1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan 
1941 The Face Behind the Mask
1940 Beyond the Sacramento
1940 Before I Hang
1940 The Lady in Question 
1939 Slightly Honorable 
1939 Gone with the Wind 
1939 Union Pacific 
1939 Sudden Money 
1939 Paris Honeymoon
1938 Artists and Models Abroad
1938 Sons of the Legion
1938 Men with Wings
1938 Dangerous to Know
1938 The Buccaneer 





Matinee Classics - Gone With The Wind starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Ward Bond, Yakima Canutt, Cliff Edwards, Rand Brooks and George Reeves
Matinee Classics - Smuggler's Island starring Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes, Philip Friend, Marvin Miller, Ducky Louie, David Wolfe, Jay Novello and H.T. Tsiang
Matinee Classics - The Desperadoes starring Randolph Scott, Glenn Ford, Claire Trevor, Evelyn Keyes, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Joan Woodbury, Raymond Walburn, Porter Hall and Edgar Buchanan
Matinee Classics - The Face Behind the Mask starring Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe, George E. Stone,John Tyrrell, Cy Schindell, Stanley Brown, James Seay, Warren Ashe, Charles C. Wilson and George McKay
Matinee Classics - The Face Behind the Mask starring Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe, George E. Stone,John Tyrrell, Cy Schindell, Stanley Brown, James Seay, Warren Ashe, Charles C. Wilson and George McKay


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