|Joan Evans Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||July 18, 1934|
|Date of Death||October 21, 2023|
Joan Evans was an American actress who is best remembered for starring in films such as Roseanna McCoy (1949), Skirts Ahoy! (1952), Edge of Doom (1950), The Flying Fontaines (1959), Column South (1953), No Name on the Bullet (1959), It Grows on Trees (1952), A Strange Adventure (1956), The Outcast (1954), etc.
Joan Katherine Eunson
She was born on July 18, 1934.
She passed away from unknown causes on October 21, 2023, in Nevada at the age of 89 years.
New York City, New York, United States
- Father – Dale Eunson (Writer)
- Mother – Katherine Albert (Writer)
5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Joan Evans had dated –
- Kirby Weatherly – On July 24, 1952, Joan wed the car dealer Kirby Weatherly at her godmother Joan Crawford’s residence a week after turning 18. The couple was blessed with a daughter named Dale Weatherly (b. August 16, 1955) followed by a son named John Weatherly (b. January 1960).
Race / Ethnicity
However, her hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of her death.
Soft facial features
Joan Evans Facts
- She was given her first name after her godmother, who was the famous actress Joan Crawford and a close friend of her parents.
- Joan made her Hollywood debut in 1949 with the titular role of Roseanna McCoy in the eponymous film opposite Farley Granger. The film depicted the real-life romance between members of the feuding Hatfield and McCoy families. Moreover, she was merely 14 years old at the start of filming and had just turned 15 during the film’s release.
- Her father had published the book The Day They Gave Babies Away in 1947, which was turned into a Hollywood movie titled All Mine to Give (1957) starring Cameron Mitchell, Glynis Johns, and Rex Thompson.
- In the 1950s, Joan focused her attention on journalism and began writing articles for Photoplay Magazine. Furthermore, she became the editor of Hollywood Studio Magazine in May 1966.
- In the 1970s, she worked as a teacher and went on to become the director of Carden Academy located in Van Nuys, California.
- During the making of her debut film, Roseanna McCoy (1949), Joan was accidentally shot by her co-star Farley Granger on set.
- She was born on the same day as prominent Hollywood celebrities such as Vin Diesel, Kristen Bell, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, James Brolin, Elizabeth McGovern, Chace Crawford, Elsa Pataky, James Norton, Ryan Cabrera, Richard Branson, and many others.
- Joan’s parents were against her getting married at the young age of 18 years and had requested Joan Crawford to dissuade their daughter from going through with it. However, Crawford went against their wishes (allegedly begrudging them for a perceived offense) and offered to conduct the wedding at her residence without informing them beforehand. This caused a huge rift between her parents and Crawford and effectively ended their friendship for good.
Featured Image by Samuel Goldwyn Prod./RKO Pictures / Wikimedia / Public Domain