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Robert Evans Has Died - 'The Kid Stays in the Picture'

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"Robert Evans (born Robert J. Shapera; June 29, 1930 – October 26, 2019) was an American film producer and former studio executive, best known for his work on Rosemary's BabyLove StoryThe Godfather, and Chinatown."

 

Handsome, persuasive, talented.  Married to Ali MacGraw at one time, too.  Somehow, I thought he'd live forever.  (I have no idea why I had that notion about him.)

 

When fellow actors decided that young Evans, appearing with them in The Sun Also Rises, was not sufficiently talented and should be dropped from the production, studio head Darryl F. Zanuck remarked, "The kid stays in the picture."

 

Evans was always a handsome one.  The successful producer used Zanuck's words as the title of his autobiography.

 

May he rest in peace. 

 

Ali and Bob

 

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 He was quite a character who 'knew where the bodies are buried' in Hollywood.  His book was a good read also. 

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@golding76 wrote:

"Robert Evans (born Robert J. Shapera; June 29, 1930 – October 26, 2019) was an American film producer and former studio executive, best known for his work on Rosemary's BabyLove StoryThe Godfather, and Chinatown."

 

Handsome, persuasive, talented.  Married to Ali MacGraw at one time, too.  Somehow, I thought he'd live forever.  (I have no idea why I had that notion about him.)

 

When fellow actors decided that young Evans, appearing with them in The Sun Also Rises, was not sufficiently talented and should be dropped from the production, studio head Darryl F. Zanuck remarked, "The kid stays in the picture."

 

Evans was always a handsome one.  The successful producer used Zanuck's words as the title of his autobiography.

 

May he rest in peace. 

 

Ali and Bob

 

Image result for photo of robert evans and ali macgraw


both so young and beautiful then.

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His family owner the clothing comapny Evan Picone

 

 

editied to correct the name of the company 

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@I am still oxox wrote:

His family owner the clothing comapny Evans Picone


Shoekitty said, I didnt know that. 😁Truth to the fact you can learn something new everyday!!

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Phyllis George and Catherine Oxenberg were also among his seven wives.

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I always thought that company was Evan (no s ) Picone.
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It was Evan-Picone; it was hypenated.

 

I wore a lot of their creations, if I remember correctly.

 

 

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@vsm 

 

Ali McGraw too

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