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Evelyn Keyes

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Evelyn Keyes Famous memorial

Birth
Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Death
4 Jul 2008 (aged 91)
Montecito, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial
Haralson County, Georgia, USA GPS-Latitude: 33.7042279, Longitude: -85.1818852
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Actress. She was an American actress, who is best-remembered in the portrayal of Scarlet O'Hara's sister Sue Ellen in the 1939 Academy Award winning film "Gone with the Wind." She began her career as a chorus girl at age 18 prior to being discovered by director Cecil B. DeMille. She made her screen debut in 1938 in the film "The Buccaneer." In 1939, she landed the part of 'Sue Ellen O'Hara' in "Gone with the Wind." Her career in film thrived during the 1940s and 50s. She appeared in such notable films as "Here Comes Mr. Jordon," opposite Robert Montgomery, and "The Seven Year Itch," opposite Tom Ewell and Marilyn Monroe in 1956. Her film career dissipated in the late 1950s. She continued to work being seen on such television shows as "The Love Boat," and "Murder, She Wrote." She was married four times, most notably to directors Charles Vidor, and John Huston. Her last marriage was to bandleader Artie Shaw. Keyes died of uterine cancer at age 91. Her memoirs were titled "Scarlett O'Hara's Younger Sister."
Actress. She was an American actress, who is best-remembered in the portrayal of Scarlet O'Hara's sister Sue Ellen in the 1939 Academy Award winning film "Gone with the Wind." She began her career as a chorus girl at age 18 prior to being discovered by director Cecil B. DeMille. She made her screen debut in 1938 in the film "The Buccaneer." In 1939, she landed the part of 'Sue Ellen O'Hara' in "Gone with the Wind." Her career in film thrived during the 1940s and 50s. She appeared in such notable films as "Here Comes Mr. Jordon," opposite Robert Montgomery, and "The Seven Year Itch," opposite Tom Ewell and Marilyn Monroe in 1956. Her film career dissipated in the late 1950s. She continued to work being seen on such television shows as "The Love Boat," and "Murder, She Wrote." She was married four times, most notably to directors Charles Vidor, and John Huston. Her last marriage was to bandleader Artie Shaw. Keyes died of uterine cancer at age 91. Her memoirs were titled "Scarlett O'Hara's Younger Sister."

Bio by: The Perplexed Historian


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In loving memory of Evelyn Keyes

Nov. 20, 1916
July 4, 2008

Gone with the wind

Gravesite Details

In the front near parking lot. Some ashes were also given to her family and at her request to the Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur TX, where she is in the Notable People Hall of Fame.



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  • Originally Created by: The Perplexed Historian
  • Added: Jul 11, 2008
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28205775/evelyn-keyes: accessed ), memorial page for Evelyn Keyes (20 Nov 1916–4 Jul 2008), Find a Grave Memorial ID 28205775, citing Waco Baptist Church Cemetery, Haralson County, Georgia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.