32 Facts About Robert Evans


In 1962, Robert Evans went into film producing instead, using his accumulated wealth from the clothing business, and began a meteoric rise in the industry.


Robert Evans was made head of Paramount Pictures in 1967.


Robert Evans was born in New York City, New York, the son of Florence, a housewife who came from a wealthy family, and Archie Shapera, a dentist in Harlem.


Robert Evans described both of his parents as "second-generation Jews".


Robert Evans grew up on New York City's Upper West Side during the 1930s, where he was better off than most people living during the Great Depression.


Robert Evans was spotted by actress Norma Shearer next to the pool at The Beverly Hills Hotel on November 6,1956.


Robert Evans successfully touted him for the role of her late husband Irving Thalberg in Man of a Thousand Faces.


Robert Evans got his start by purchasing the rights to a 1966 novel titled The Detective which Evans made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Jack Klugman, Robert Duvall and Jacqueline Bisset, in 1968.


When Robert Evans took over as head of production for Paramount, the floundering studio was the ninth largest.


Robert Evans made Paramount the most successful studio in Hollywood and transformed it into a profitable enterprise for Gulf+Western.


Dissatisfied with his financial compensation and desiring to produce films under his own banner, Robert Evans struck a deal with Paramount in 1972 that enabled him to stay on as executive vice president of worldwide production while working as an independent producer on five films.


Robert Evans produced only two films over the next twelve years: The Cotton Club and The Two Jakes.


Robert Evans produced and provided the voice for his eponymous character in the 2003 animated series Kid Notorious.


In 2009, Robert Evans was in talks to produce a film about auto executive John DeLorean, as well as an HBO miniseries titled The Devil and Sidney Korshak.


Robert Evans had a staff of three and had been working from his Woodland estate in Beverly Hills because of poor health.


Robert Evans's involvement was said to be over a fear of being cut out of a producer's role and potential profits from the film.


Police reports that had been submitted to obtain search warrants indicated at least two witnesses said Robert Evans was involved in the Radin murder.


Greenberger testified during her 1991 trial that Robert Evans was not involved in the murder.


Robert Evans claimed during her trial that she had been Evans's lover.


Robert Evans entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor in federal court after being arrested for engineering a large cocaine buy with his brother Charles.


The alleged drug dealing, which Robert Evans continued to deny, came out of his own involvement with the drug.


Robert Evans told the Philadelphia Inquirer in a 1994 interview, "Bob 'Cocaine' Evans is how I'll be known to my grave".


Robert Evans argues that he never should have been convicted of federal selling and distribution charges, as he was only a user.


Robert Evans first married Sharon Hugueny in 1961, staying with her until 1962.


Robert Evans married his seventh wife, Victoria White O'Gara, while in Mexico, in August 2005 shortly after his 75th birthday.


Robert Evans filed for divorce on June 16,2006, citing irreconcilable differences.


Robert Evans had one child, Josh Robert Evans, from his marriage to MacGraw.


Robert Evans's brother Charles Robert Evans was a businessman involved in clothing, real estate, promoting fire detectors and was an occasional film producer.


On May 6,1998, during a dinner party in honor of director Wes Craven, Robert Evans suffered a stroke while giving a toast, and was rushed to nearby Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


Robert Evans eventually regained his ability to talk and returned to producing.


Robert Evans died in Beverly Hills, California on October 26,2019, at the age of 89.


Robert Evans was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.