Madge Evans 001

Song sheet photograph of Madge Evans (1909-1981) - American Actress was born as "Margherita Harrison Evans" on 1 July 1909 in Manhattan, New York to parents Arthur John Evans (1874-) and Maud Mary Harrison (1878-). Madge Evans began her career as an infant model and a popular child actress. By the age of ten she had appeared in about thirty films and was identified as the most photographed child of her time. She was pictured on Fairy soap advertisements and song sheets as well as having her own brand of girl's hats. She also appeared on Broadway with John Barrymore in the 1917 production of "Peter Ibbetson".

While working on stage in 1927 she was signed by MGM Studios. As an adult performer she went on to make more than seventy two films and numerous stage appearances. In adult roles, by her own admission, she was usually typecast as the "ingenue". In 1939 she married playwright, Sidney Kingsley (born Sidney Kirschner) (1906-1995) in York Village, Maine. After her marriage she retired from the film business, but made a few radio and television appearances in the 1950's. She died on 26 April 1981 in Oakland, New Jersey aged 71.

additional information:

The Dramatists Guild Fund in conjunction with the Kingsley Estate administrate the "Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award for Excellence in Theater". This annual award goes to a playwright and an actor for their body of work.
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By 1919 (age 10), she had been in 30 films and in dozens of advertisements. Madge grew up to be a star with MGM and was in 72 films. From infancy, she was a huge star!
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Dianne Longerbone
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Very pretty!
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Nancy Thompson
OMG she looks so sad. Breaks my heart.
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Sandy Brand
Gretta Barbo?
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Janis Orrico
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Beautiful child. I’m always amazed when I hear about someone like this that I’ve never heard of before! She was certainly a star!
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Becky Kelly
So Beautiful.
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Leonor Balderrama
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Martha Jane
She looks so terribly sad
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Marleen Palmer
Love her!! Especially in Dinner at Eight. So elegant.
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Marion Mcclung
I love old songs. Do you have information on which song it was?
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Marion - hopefully, the submitter will see your question and share the name of the song! :)
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Anjel Candy
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The song sheet for Madge Evans is "Bring Back My Daddy To Me" which may account for her expression. Words by William Tracy and Howard Johnson. Music by George W Meyer. From the collections of the Margaret Herrick Library. AC
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Marion Mcclung
Anjel, thank you so much. I'll go look it up.
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Ruth Ann Brooks
Beautiful pic
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Gilmara Morais
Olhar triste mesmo !
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Theresa Padovano
What a beautiful picture
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Adrianne Balcom
Who can say if she is sad or serious - she/ her parent was paid well!
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Mary Hinkle
I looked her up she was pretty famous.
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Joy Cairncross
The eyes have something to say....a sad looking little girl..
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Nancy Brewer
Beautiful child but sad looking.
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Mike Mallett
She probably dealt with the Harvey Weinsteins of her era.
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Marie Luther Pokorny
Exactly...her eyes say it all.
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Wendy Craft
Isn't she beautiful!
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Nola Masters-Marchment
Beautiful photo
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Fay Ladner
Why do people say someone is sad just because they’re not smiling. You can be happy and not smiling.
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John Ash
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Kathleen McGann Cahill Osta
I wonder if my Aunt Madge was named after her....
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Janet Manning
What a beautiful little girl!
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