Planet of the Apes: The Forbidden Zone  
  I'm Home?  
  Classic Apes movies, the Tim Burton Remake, and lost scenes.  
  Live-Action and animated Apes TV shows.  
  Excerpts and a list of books on the Apes  
  Sound Clips, Video Clips, and an image gallery  
  Apes-related news from around the world.  
  Apes articles from numerous publications.  
  A library of information about the Apes  
  Links to other Apes sites  
  Sacred Scrolls, Our Semi-Regular Column  
  Buy Apes Movies, Books, and More  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     

 

     
 

Maurice Evans

(1901 - 1989)

Biography from Katz's Film Encyclopedia

Maurice EvansOccupation: Actor
Born: June 3, 1901, Dorchester, England
Died: 1989

The son of a justice of the peace, an amateur playwright, he began his career as a boy singer and later appeared in his father's adaptations of Thomas Hardy's novels. He made his professional stage debut in 1926 and his first London appearance the following year. While striving for recognition, he operated a cleaning and dyeing establishment, but by 1929, when he scored a personal triumph in Journey's End, he was successful enough to devote all his energies to the stage. In 1934 he joined the Old Vic company and the following year he left for the US to begin a long and illustrious career on Broadway, highlighted by eloquent interpretations of Shakespeare and Shaw. He became a US citizen in 1941, and during WWII he was put in charge of the Army Entertainment Section, Central Pacific Theater, with the rank of major. Evans' screen appearances have been sporadic and his film roles have not always been consistent with his stature on the stage. His TV career has been more prolific and prominent, however, consisting of many specials and a regular role in the "Bewitched" series.


Filmography

From Katz's Film Encyclopedia

 
1943 THE SEVENTH VICTIM performer
1930 RAISE THE ROOF performer
1930 SHOULD A DOCTOR TELL? performer
1930 WHITE CARGO performer
1932 WEDDING REHEARSAL performer
1933 HEART SONG/THE ONLY GIRL performer
1935 SCROOGE performer
1951 KIND LADY performer
1952 ANDROCLES AND THE LION as Caesar
1953 THE GREAT GILBERT AND SULLIVAN/THE STORY OF GILBERT AND SULLIVAN as Sullivan
1960 MACBETH (made for TV) performer/title role
1965 THE WAR LORD performer
1967 JACK OF DIAMONDS performer
1968 PLANET OF THE APES performer
1968 ROSEMARY'S BABY performer
1969 THIN AIR/THE BODY STEALERS performer
1970 BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES performer
1973 TERROR IN THE WAX MUSEUM performer