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Evelyn Keyes (Evelyn Louise Keyes) was born on 20 November, 1916 in Port Arthur, Texas, USA, is an Actress, Soundtrack. Discover Evelyn Keyes's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Evelyn Keyes networth?

Popular As Evelyn Louise Keyes
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 92 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 20 November 1916
Birthday 20 November
Birthplace Port Arthur, Texas, USA
Date of death 4 July, 2008
Died Place Montecito, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Evelyn Keyes Height, Weight & Measurements

At 92 years old, Evelyn Keyes height is 5' 4" (1.63 m) .

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Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Who Is Evelyn Keyes's Husband?

Her husband is Artie Shaw (1957 - 1985) ( divorced), John Huston (23 July 1946 - 10 February 1950) ( divorced) ( 1 child), Charles Vidor (18 March 1944 - 19 May 1945) ( divorced), Barton Leon Bainbridge (4 October 1939 - 19 July 1940) ( his death)

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Husband Artie Shaw (1957 - 1985) ( divorced), John Huston (23 July 1946 - 10 February 1950) ( divorced) ( 1 child), Charles Vidor (18 March 1944 - 19 May 1945) ( divorced), Barton Leon Bainbridge (4 October 1939 - 19 July 1940) ( his death)
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Evelyn Keyes Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Evelyn Keyes worth at the age of 92 years old? Evelyn Keyes’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Evelyn Keyes's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

The Lady in Question (1940)$150 / week

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Her death wasn't announced until 11 July 2008 because attorneys were waiting for the death certificate to be filed.


In 2005, she sued Artie Shaw's estate, claiming that she was entitled to one-half of Shaw's estate pursuant to a contract to make a will between them. Shaw died in 2004. In July 2006, a Ventura, California jury unanimously held that Keyes was entitled to almost one-half of Shaw's estate, or $1,420,000.


She also would show up on an episode of The Love Boat (1977) or Murder, She Wrote (1984) every now and then. She remained childless (there was one adopted child, Pedro, by Huston, but they were estranged). Very much the traveler, Evelyn lived sporadically all over the world, including France, England and Mexico, and spoke Spanish and French fluently. She was also a writer and published a Hollywood-themed novel in her later years.

Her GWTW association and tell-all memoirs in 1977 and 1991 kept her a point of interest right up until the end.


The couple separated in the 1970s but did not divorce until 1985. Evelyn returned to the acting fold every once in while.


Her last (and just as questionable) marriage was to another "father figure" type, musician Artie Shaw, a womanizer if ever there was one who had already had been discarded by trophy wives Ava Gardner and Lana Turner (and five others) by the time he and Evelyn married in 1957. She had pretty much put her career on the back burner by this point. Surprisingly, this marriage lasted longer than any of their previous ones.


She became involved with flamboyant producer Mike Todd for three years during his preparation and filming of Around the World in 80 Days (1956). She even played a cameo role in the movie and helped on publicity. During the filming, he broke things off after falling in love with Elizabeth Taylor, whom he later married. The positive thing that came out of it for her was that she had invested most of her money in the picture and was financially set for life as a result.


Scarcely on stage (she once played Sally Bowles in a theatrical production of "I Am a Camera" in 1953), she joined up with Don Ameche in a 1972 tour of the musical "No, No, Nanette".


In 1951 RKO Pictures wanted to produce a film noir entitled "The Sins of Sarah Ferry". The story was about a courthouse clerk in Binghamton, New York, who finds herself falling in love with a beautiful liar who is accused of armed robbery as well as a hit-and-run charge involving a death. It would have starred Laraine Day, Fred MacMurray, Yvonne De Carlo, Hugh Beaumont, Glenn Ford, Howard Duff and Evelyn, with shooting scheduled for location in Binghamton and neighboring Johnson City. This project never materialized because the plot was considered too close that of Double Indemnity (1944), and the studio never received a reply via phone call or mail from the Binghamton Courthouse or then Mayor Donald Kramer granting them permission to film on location in the area and negotiate a fair payment. Based on those circumstances, the studio immediately canceled this project and moved on.


Mike (1949), The Prowler (1951) and 99 River Street (1953), she received no significant awards during her career.


She also showed she had a strong range and earned snappy notices alongside Dick Powell in the film noir Johnny O'Clock (1947) as well as the title comedy character in The Mating of Millie (1948) co-starring Glenn Ford.


In the post-war years, a third tempestuous but highly adventurous marriage (1946-1950) to Hollywood titan John Huston made the tabloid papers practically on a weekly basis. They divorced after four years. She did some of her best work during this period, particularly as the wife of Al Jolson opposite Larry Parks' splendid impersonation.


This second marriage lasted about as long as the first (1943-1945), supposedly due to Vidor's infidelities. At Columbia Evelyn hit pin-up status and sparked a number of war-era pictures.

For every one nifty "B" picture that could propel her into the higher ranks, such as Dangerous Blondes (1943), there was always a low-caliber western (Beyond the Sacramento (1940)), adventure (A Thousand and One Nights (1945)) or musical (The Thrill of Brazil (1946)) lurking about to keep her humble.


No shrinking violet this one, but despite her talent, vivacity and sheer drive, lovely and alluring blonde Evelyn Keyes would remain for the most part typed as a "B" girl on the silver screen. In spite of her ripe contributions to such superior pictures as Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), The Jolson Story (1946), Mrs.


The marriage soured within a year or so, however, after she took up with Budapest-born director Charles Vidor, who directed three of her pictures: The Lady in Question (1940) (her first at Columbia), Ladies in Retirement (1941) and The Desperadoes (1943).

She played Boris Karloff's daughter in the crime horror Before I Hang (1940) and a blind woman who befriends the hideously scarred Peter Lorre in the excellent The Face Behind the Mask (1941). Still, she could not rise above her secondary status.


In fact, film-goers seem to remember her best not for one of these exceptional co-starring parts, but for her bit role as Scarlett O'Hara's Kid Sister in Gone with the Wind (1939), American's most beloved epic film. Evelyn also kept Hollywood alive and kicking with two sensationalistic memoirs that chronicled her four dicey marriages, numerous affairs with the rich and famous, and negative takes on the Hollywood studio system.


De Mille first gave her a small part in his pirate epic The Buccaneer (1938), then placed her rather obscurely in his sprawling railroad saga Union Pacific (1939). It was David O. Selznick who gave her the bit part of whiny, bratty Suellen O'Hara, who loses her beau to the more calculating Scarlett in "Gone with the Wind". This led directly to her signing with Columbia Pictures.

In 1938, just prior to the filming of GWTW, she married businessman Barton Bainbridge, her first of four.


Evelyn Louise Keyes was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 20, 1916 (for decades she would deceive the public as to her real age). Her father died when she was two, and she and her only brother and three sisters grew up living with her mother and her grandmother in Atlanta, Georgia. Taking voice, dance and piano lessons, she was hopeful of becoming a ballerina. Instead, she entered a beauty pageant or two and worked as a chorus girl before relocating to California at age 20. Shortly after her arrival in Los Angeles, a chance meeting with the legendary Cecil B. DeMille led to a Paramount Pictures contract. Stories differ as to how she met De Mille. Hollywood folklore has it that she was "discovered" by a talent scout in true Lana Turner fashion while eating at a restaurant. Another, more believable story has it that she hooked up with one of De Mille's former writers, which led to an introduction. Nevertheless, she was groomed as a starlet and initially placed in bit and/or unbilled roles.