Venable, Evelyn (1913–1993)

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Venable, Evelyn (1913–1993)

American stage and screen actress. Born Oct 18, 1913, in Cincinnati, OH; died Nov 16, 1993, in Post Falls, ID; m. Hal Mohr (cinematographer, died 1974).

Joined Walter Hampton's stock company; Broadway credits include Dear Brutus, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet; made film debut in Cradle Song (1933), followed by Death Takes a Holiday, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, Alice Adams, The Little Colonel, The Frontiersman and He Hired the Boss, among others; taught ancient Greek and Latin at UCLA and organized the production of Greek plays. Served as the model for Columbia's torchbearer logo.