|Who is it?||Actress|
|Birth Day||October 20, 1901|
|Birth Place||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Age||119 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||June 4, 1975(1975-06-04) (aged 73)\nLos Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Other names||Betty Riggs|
|Spouse(s)||B. P. Fineman (m.1922–1927; divorced) Harry D. Edwards (1928–1947; divorced) Harry Fox (m.?–1959; his death)|
She began her film career working under her own name at a New Jersey film studio then made her major debut in the 1915 silent film production of the Robert W. Service poem, The Shooting of Dan McGrew.
As Evelyn Brent, she continued to work in film, developing into a young woman whose sultry looks were much sought after. After World War I, she went to London for a vacation. She met American Playwright Oliver Cromwell who urged her to accept an important role in The Ruined Lady. The production was presented on the London stage. The Actress remained in England for four years, performing in films produced by British companies. She also worked on stage there before going to Hollywood in 1922.
Evelyn went on to make more than two dozen silent films including three for the noted Austrian Director Josef von Sternberg, including The Last Command (1928), an epic war drama for which Emil Jannings won the first Academy Award for Best Actor and featured a pivotal supporting performance for william Powell. Later that same year, she starred opposite william Powell in Paramount Pictures' (and her own) first talkie. One film, Interference (1928), did not live up to expectations at the box office. Despite that, Brent played major roles in several more features, most notably The Silver Horde and the Paramount Pictures all-star revue Paramount on Parade (both 1930).
By the early part of the 1930s, she was busy working in secondary roles in a variety of films as well as touring with vaudeville shows.
By 1941 her screen career was at its least prestigious point. Now too mature for ingenue roles, and no longer in demand by major studios, she found plenty of work at the smaller, low-budget studios. She photographed attractively opposite leading men who were also at advanced ages and later stages in their careers: Neil Hamilton in Producers Releasing Corporation's production Dangerous Lady, Lee Tracy in the same studio's The Payoff, and Jack Holt in the serial Holt of the Secret Service, produced by Larry Darmour for Columbia Pictures. Her performances were still persuasive, and her name was still recognizable to moviegoers: theater owners often put "Evelyn Brent" on their marquees. In the early 1940s she worked in the Pine-Thomas "B" action features for Paramount Pictures release. Veteran Director william Beaudine cast her in many "B" productions, including Emergency Landing (1941), Bowery Champs (1944), The Golden Eye (1948), and Again Pioneers (1950). After performing in more than 120 films, she retired from acting in 1950 and worked for a number of years as an actor's agent.
In 1960, Brent was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star for her contributions to the film industry. Her star is located at 6548 Hollywood Boulevard.