Maurice Evans Biography (1901-1989)

Full name, Maurice Herbert Evans; born June 3, 1901, in Dorchester, England;naturalized American citizen, 1941; died March 12, 1989, in Rottingdean, England; son of Alfred Herbert (an analytical chemist) and Laura (Turner) Evans.

Nationality
English, American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
June 3, 1901
Dorchester, England
Death Details
March 12, 1989
Rottingdean, England

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Orestes, The Oresteia, Festival Theatre, Cambridge, U.K., 1926.
  • LONDON DEBUT--P.C. Andrews, The One-Eyed Herring, Wyndham's Theatre, 1927.
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Martin Beck Theatre, 1935.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
  • Stephani, Listeners, Sir Blayden Coote, The Stranger in the House, HectorFrome and Edward Clements, Justice, and Borring and Graviter, Loyalties, allWyndham's Theatre, London, 1928.
  • Jean, The Man They Buried, Ambassadors' Theatre, London, 1928.
  • Wyn Hayward, Diversion, Little Theatre, London, 1928.
  • Second Lieutenant Raleigh, Journey's End, Stage Society, Apollo Theatre,London, 1928, then Savoy Theatre, London, 1929.
  • Young Frenchman, The Man I Killed, and the Sailor, The Queen Bee, both Savoy Theatre, 1930.
  • Professor Agi, The Swan, St. James's Theatre, London, 1930.
  • Owen Llewellyn, To See Ourselves, Ambassadors' Theatre, 1930.
  • Marius, Sea Fever, New Theatre, London, 1931.
  • Eric Masters, Those Naughty Nineties, Criterion Theatre, London, 1931.
  • Nigel Chelmsford, Avalanche, Arts Theatre, London, 1932.
  • Jean Jacques, The Heart Line, Lyric Theatre, London, 1932.
  • Peter, Will You Love Me Always?, Globe Theatre, London, 1932.
  • Reverend Peter Penlee, Playground, Royalty Theatre, London, 1932.
  • Guy Daunt, Cecilia, Arts Theatre, 1933.
  • Dick, The Soldier and the Gentlewoman, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1933.
  • Arnold Waite, Other People's Lives, Wyndham's Theatre, 1933.
  • Aristide, Ball at the Savoy, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1933.
  • Edward Voysey, The Voysey Inheritance, Sadler's Wells Theatre, then Shaftesbury Theatre, both London, 1934.
  • Octavius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, title role, Richard II, Benedick,Much Ado about Nothing, and the Dauphin, Saint Joan, all Old Vic Company, Sadler's Wells Theatre, 1934.
  • Petruchio, The Taming of the Shrew, Iago, Othello, title role, Hippolytus, Adolphus Cusins, Major Barbara, Silence, Henry IV, Part II, and title role,Hamlet, all Old Vic Company, Sadler's Wells Theatre, 1935.
  • the Dauphin, Saint Joan, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1936.
  • Napoleon, St. Helena, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1936.
  • title role, Richard II, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1937.
  • Sir John Falstaff, Henry IV, Part I, Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1937.
  • title role, Hamlet, St. James Theatre, 1938.
  • Sir John Falstaff, Henry IV, Part I, St. James Theatre, 1939.
  • title role, Hamlet, 44th Street Theatre, New York City, 1939.
  • title role, Richard II, and Malvolio, Twelfth Night, both St. James Theatre, 1940.
  • title role, Macbeth, National Theatre, New York City, 1941.
  • title role, Hamlet (also known as G.I. Hamlet), Columbus Circle Theatre,New York City, 1945, then City Center Theatre, New York City, 1946.
  • John Tanner, Man and Superman, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1947.
  • John Tanner, Man and Superman, City Center Theatre, 1949; andrew Crocker-Harris, The Browning Version, and Arthur Gosport, Harlequinade (double-bill),both Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1949.
  • Dick Dudgeon, The Devil's Disciple, City Center Theatre, then Royale Theatre, New York City, both 1950.
  • title role, Richard II, and Hjalmar Ekdal, The Wild Duck, both City Center Theatre, 1951.
  • Tony Wendice, Dial M for Murder, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1952.
  • King Magnus, The Apple Cart, Plymouth Theatre, 1956.
  • Captain Shotover, Heartbreak House, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1959.
  • Reverend Brock, Tenderloin, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1960.
  • H.J., The Aspern Papers, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1962.
  • Shakespeare Revisited: A Program for Two Players (two-person show with Helen Hayes), American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1962.
  • narrator, The Plague, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, DC, 1973.
  • Oberon, Othello, Romeo, and various roles, Shakespeare and the PerformingArts, Festival of Shakespeare Dance and Drama, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1973.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; PRODUCER
  • (With Joseph Verner Reed and Boris Said) Hamlet, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1938.
  • Henry IV, Part I, St. James Theatre, 1939.
  • Hamlet, 44th Street Theatre, New York City, 1939.
  • Richard II, St. James Theatre, 1940.
  • (with John Haggott) Macbeth, National Theatre, New York City, 1941.
  • Man and Superman, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1947.
  • The Linden Tree, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1948.
  • The Browning Version and Harlequinade (double-bill), both Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1949.
  • (with George Schaefer) The Teahouse of the August Moon, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1953.
  • (with Emmett Rogers) No Time for Sergeants, Alvin Theatre, New York City,1955, then Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1956.
  • (with Robert L. Joseph) Heartbreak House, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1959.
  • Also produced Hey Mac! and Shoot the Works, both during service with U.S.Army.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Ralph, After All, U.K. cities, 1931.
  • Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, U.K. cities, 1935.
  • title role, Richard II, U.S. cities, 1937.
  • Malvolio, Twelfth Night, U.S. cities, 1940-41.
  • title role, Macbeth, U.S. cities, 1942.
  • title role, Hamlet (also known as G.I. Hamlet), U.S. cities, 1945-47.
  • John Tanner, Man and Superman, U.S. cities, 1948-49.
  • Dick Dudgeon, The Devil's Disciple, U.S. cities, 1950.
  • producer (with Schaefer), The Teahouse of the August Moon, U.S.
  • cities, 1956.
  • producer (with Rogers), No Time for Sergeants, U.S. cities, 1956-58.
  • King Magnus, The Apple Cart, U.S. cities, 1957.
  • Shakespeare Revisited: A Program for Two Players (two-person show with Helen Hayes), U.S. cities, 1962-63.
  • Also appeared in The Grass Is Greener, U.S. cities, 1965; and as title role, Hamlet (also known as G.I. Hamlet), Armed Forces tour.
  • FILM DEBUT--Langford, White Cargo, Harold Auten, 1930.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Rodney Langford, Raise the Roof, First National/Pathe, 1930.
  • Roger Smith, Should a Doctor Tell?, Regal, 1931.
  • Paul Hart, Marry Me, Ideal/Gaumont, 1932.
  • Tootles, Wedding Rehearsal, Ideal, 1932.
  • Didier, The Empress and I (also known as Ich und die Kaiserin, Heart Song, and The Only Girl), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1933.
  • Robin, Bypass to Happiness, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1934.
  • Anton Maroni, The Path of Glory, Producers Distributors, 1934.
  • Phillip Allen, Checkmate, Paramount, 1935.
  • poor man, Scrooge, Paramount, 1935.
  • Henry Springer Elcott, Kind Lady, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1951.
  • Caesar, Androcles and the Lion, RKO, 1952.
  • Arthur Sullivan, The Great Gilbert and Sullivan (also known as The Storyof Gilbert and Sullivan), United Artists, 1953.
  • title role, Macbeth, Prominent, 1963.
  • Prist, The War Lord, Universal, 1965.
  • Sir Norman Swickert, One of Our Spies Is Missing, MGM, 1966.
  • Nicolai, Jack of Diamonds, MGM, 1967.
  • Dr. Zaius, Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968.
  • Hutch, Rosemary's Baby, Paramount, 1968.
  • Dr. Matthews, The Body Stealers (also known as Thin Air), Allied Artists,1969.
  • Dr. Zaius, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970.
  • Inspector Daniels, Terror in the Wax Museum, Cinerama, 1973.
  • Hobart, The Jerk, Universal, 1979.
  • Also appeared in Sam Hughes' War, 1984.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Maurice, Bewitched, ABC, 1964-72.
  • Credits; PILOTS
  • Dr. George Barger, U.M.C. (also known as Operation Heartbeat), CBS, 1969.
  • Leroy Wintermore, The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything, syndicated, 1980.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • The Puzzler, Batman, ABC, 1967.
  • Also "Caesar and Cleopatra," General Electric Theatre, CBS; Tarzan, NBC;The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Harry Masters, Brotherhood of the Bell, CBS, 1970.
  • Major Geoffrey Palgrave, Agatha Christie's "A Caribbean Mystery," CBS, 1983.
  • Credits; SPECIALS
  • Title role, "Hamlet," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1953.
  • title role, "Richard II," and title role, "Macbeth," both Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1954.
  • Dick Dudgeon, "The Devil's Disciple," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1955.
  • host, Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1955-58.
  • Petruchio, "The Taming of the Shrew," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1956.
  • John Tanner, "Man and Superman," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1956.
  • Malvolio, "Twelfth Night," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1957.
  • Tony Wendice, "Dial M for Murder," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1958.
  • Prospero, "The Tempest," and title role, "Macbeth" (color rebroadcast of1954 production), both Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1960.
  • Bishop Cauchon, "Saint Joan," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1967.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; ALL AS PRODUCER SPECIALS
  • "The Devil's Disciple," "Dream Girl," and (with Jack Royal) "Alice in Wonderland," all Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1955.
  • "The Corn Is Green," "The Good Fairy," "The Taming of the Shrew," and "The Cradle Song," all Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1956.
  • Writings;STAGE
  • (Adaptor) Hamlet (also known as G.I. Hamlet), Columbus Circle Theatre, New York City, 1945, then City Center Theatre, New York City, 1946, and tour ofU.S. cities, 1945-47, and Armed Forces tour.

Further Reference

OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:

  • New York Times, March 14, 1989.

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