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December 10, 2020

40 Glamorous Photos of Madge Evans in the 1920s and ’30s

Born 1909 in Manhattan, New York City, American actress Madge Evans began her career as a child performer and model. At the age of 8 in 1917, she appeared in the Broadway production of Peter Ibbetson. At 17, she returned to the stage and appeared as the ingenue in Daisy Mayme. Her last appearance was in Philip Goes Forth produced by George Kelley.

As a child, Evans debuted in The Sign of the Cross (1914). She went on to appear in dozens of films, including The Seven Sisters (1915), Alias Jimmy Valentine (1915). At 14, she was the star of On the Banks of the Wabash (1923), and co-starred with Richard Barthelmess in Classmates (1924).

Working for MGM in the 1930s, Evans appeared in Dinner at Eight (1933), Broadway to Hollywood (1933), Hell Below (1933), starred with James Cagney in the melodrama The Mayor of Hell, and David Copperfield (1935). Other notable movies in which she appeared are Beauty for Sale (1933), Grand Canary (1934), What Every Woman Knows (1934), and Pennies From Heaven (1936).

In 1960, for Evans’ contribution to the motion picture industry, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 1752 Vine Street. She died at her home in Oakland, New Jersey from cancer in 1981, aged 71.

Take a look at these glamorous photos to see the beauty of young Madge Evans in the 1920s and 1930s.


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