Risdon, Elisabeth (1887–1958)

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Risdon, Elisabeth (1887–1958)

English-born stage and screen actress. Name variations: Elizabeth Risdon; Elizabeth Evans. Born April 26, 1887, in Wandsworth, London, England; died Dec 20, 1958, in Santa Monica, CA; dau. of John Jenkins Risdon and Martha (Harrop) Risdon; m. George Loane Tucker (died); m. Brandon Evans.

Made London debut as a walk-on in Lady Patricia (1911) and NY debut in Fanny's First Play (1912); appeared on Broadway in Misalliance, Footloose, The Green Goddess, The Silver Cord and Ned McCobb's Daughter; film credits include The Unseen, Mama Loves Papa, Tall in the Saddle, They Made Me a Killer, The Egg and I, Shocking Miss Pilgrim, High Wall, Life with Father, Mourning Becomes Electra and Scaramouche.