Robert Evans (I) (1930–2019)


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Robert Evans was born in New York City, to Florence (Krasne) and Archie Shapera, a dentist with a thriving practice in Harlem. His family was of Russian Jewish descent. He was raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He began his show-business career as a teenage radio actor. After flopping in his first attempt at movie acting, he took a job ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Chinatown Producer
(1974)
Sliver Producer
(1993)
Marathon Man Producer
(1976)
Popeye Producer
(1980)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (21 credits)
 2016 Urban Cowboy (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 HEYBABE!!! (TV Series short) (producer)
 2005 Better Born (Short) (producer)
 2003 Kid Notorious (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Pilot (2003) ... (executive producer)
- Princess Serena (2003) ... (executive producer)
- The F-You Soup (2003) ... (executive producer)
 2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (producer)
 1999 The Out-of-Towners (producer)
 1997 The Saint (producer - produced by)
 1996 The Phantom (producer)
 1995 Jade (producer)
 1993 Sliver (producer)
 1990 The Two Jakes (producer)
 1984 The Cotton Club (producer)
 1980 Popeye (producer)
 1980 Urban Cowboy (producer - produced by)
 1979 Players (producer)
 1977 Black Sunday (producer)
 1976 Marathon Man (producer)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (studio executive - uncredited)
 1974 Chinatown (producer)
 1972 The Godfather (studio executive - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Moby's "We are All Made of Stars" video. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bob Evans | Robert J. Evans

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I went out to L.A., I knew one thing: property is king. No one wanted me--there's nothing worse than a pretty boy actor who wants to be a producer, especially a lousy actor. And I bought a property called "The Detective" to get my foot in the door. So I went to 20th Century-Fox and demanded a three-picture deal and got it. Without the property, they wouldn't have given me anything. See more »

Trivia:

Parents: Archie and Florence. Archie ran one of the first racially integrated dental clinics in the country. See more »

Trademark:

Often wore large, square-framed, tinted eyeglasses See more »

Nickname:

Bobby

Star Sign:

Cancer

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