Robert Evans Biography ((?)-)

Born Robert J. Shapera, June 29, 1930, in New York, NY; son of Archie (a dentist) and Florence (maiden name, Evans) Shapera; married Sharon Hugueny (an actress), May 28, 1961 (divorced, c. 1962); married Camilla Sparv (an actress and model), September 2, 1964 (divorced); married Ali MacGraw (an actress), October 24, 1969 (divorced, 1973); married Phyllis George, 1977 (divorced, 1978); married Catherine Oxenberg (an actress), July 12, 1998 (annulled, July, 1998); children: (third marriage) Josh. Addresses: Office: Robert EvansProductions, c/o Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Producer, actor

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Producer
  • Chinatown, 1974
  • Marathon Man, 1976
  • Black Sunday, 1977
  • Players, 1979
  • Urban Cowboy, 1980
  • Popeye, 1980
  • Taboo (The Single and the LP), 1980
  • The Cotton Club, 1984
  • The Two Jakes, 1990
  • Sliver (also known as Sliver--Gier der Augen), 1993
  • Jade, 1995
  • The Phantom, Paramount, 1996
  • The Saint, Paramount, 1997
  • The Out-of-Towners, Paramount, 1999
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Paramount, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Pedro Romero, The Sun Also Rises, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957
  • (As Robert J. Evans) Irving Thalberg, Man of a Thousand Faces, Universal, 1957
  • Felix Griffin, The Fiend Who Walked the West, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958
  • Dexter Key, The Best of Everything, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
  • Producer, Cannes Man (also known as Canne$ Man), Rocket Pictures Home Video, 1996
  • Himself, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Detective at Lafayette bar, The Hurricane, Universal, 1999
  • Television Work
  • Producer, Get High on Yourself, NBC, 1981
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Earl of Essex, Elizabeth and Essex, NBC, 1947
  • Interviewee, Ava Gardner, Cinemax, 1992
  • Also appeared in Young Widow Brown and The Right to Happiness.
  • Episodic
  • Narration (Irving Thalberg/Howard Hughes), Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime, 1996
  • Voice of himself, The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1999
  • Himself, "A&E Biography: Nina van Horn," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 2000
  • Stage Work
  • Worked as producer, The Umbrella, Locust Theatre, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Radio Appearances
  • From the age of eleven, appeared on over three hundred radio shows including Let's Pretend, Archie Andrews, The Aldrich Family, Radio Reader's Digest, and Gangbusters; also hosted a radio show broadcast over WINZ, Palm Beach, FL.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Read The Kid Stays in the Picture.
  • WRITINGS
  • Autobiography
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture, Hyperion, 1994
  • Also wrote as a guest columnist for New York Journal American, 1958.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Los Angeles Magazine, September, 1994, p. 30.
    • People Weekly, August 10, 1998, p. 118.
    • Time, July 27, 1998, p. 19.
    • Variety, July 13, 1998, p. 6; July 27, 1998, p. 3.

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