Charles Evans

Biography

Charles Evans, born Charles Shapera in New York City on May 13, 1927, was a successful businessman and philanthropist and the older brother of Oscar-nominated producer Robert Evans. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Evans returned to New York where he got a job as a salesman in a clothing store owned by his aunt. It was his idea that the fly front used on men's pants could also be used on women's skirts that made him his first fortune. His father's tailor, Joseph Picone, brought Evans idea to light and the two created the women's clothing company Evan-Picone in 1949. The hugely successful women's sportswear company (which brother Robert worked for in the 1950s as a salesman) was sold to Revlon in 1962, making Evans a millionaire. He went into the real estate business with his brother-in-law, Michael Shure, and made another fortune. In 1980, he and Shure were arrested for trying to buy a large amount of cocaine for their personal use, as well as for the personal pleasure of Robert Evans. They all pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for cocaine possession (reduced from the original felony charge of trafficking). As part of their sentence, Robert Evans produced a 60-second anti-drug commercial that was financed by Charles. Ironically, while Robert Evans in his autobiography "The Kid Stays in the Picture" fretted that the bust would figure prominently in his obituary, it was not mentioned in The New York Times obituary of Charles, who died on June 2, 2007 at the age of 81 from pneumonia. The obituary did mention his producing the hit movie Tootsie (1982) and his philanthropic work, such as donating a great deal of money to research into Alzheimer's disease, which his father had suffered from. It also mentioned that Charles Evans served as national director of the Alzheimer's Association. IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood Trivia: Older brother of actor-producer Robert Evans. Former brother-in-law of actress Ali MacGraw. Uncle of actor-director Josh Evans.

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Birth Name

Charles Shapira

Birth Place

New York City, New York, USA

Birth Date

5/13/1926

Death Date

6/2/2007
Known For
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Thundercloud

Redrock Sheriff (uncredited)

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The Black Shield of Falworth

Lord Archbishop (uncredited)

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The Conquest of Everest

Self (Surgeon)

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Black Beauty

Squire Wendon

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So You Want to Be a Banker

Professor at Potash University Graduation (uncredited)

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The Night the World Exploded

Gen. Bortes

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The Man Who Dared

Judge

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The Dark Mirror

Dist. Atty. Girard

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Exposed

Jonathan Lowell

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Journey Into Light

Bishop Logan

Starring In
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Slaughterhouse Rulez

Mikey

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Area of Conflict

Russian Soldier

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Born To Ride

Mr. Red

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Skidoo

Whitey Farrell - Crime Committee Witness (uncredited)

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Cyborg 2087

Andrew

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Fun In Acapulco

Mr Harkins (uncredited)

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All In A Night's Work

Colonel Ryder (uncredited)

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I Passed for White

Minister

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I Mobster

Committee Chairman (uncredited)

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King Creole

Mr. Furst, Drug Store Manager (uncredited)

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Too Much, Too Soon

Party Guest (uncredited)

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Frontier Doctor, Vol. 1

(1 episode, 1959)

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The Night the World Exploded

Gen. Bortes

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Shake, Rattle & Rock!

Bill Bentley

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The Ten Commandments

Councillor (uncredited)

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These Wilder Years

Board Member (uncredited)

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Dr. Alberts (uncredited)

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I Conquistatori dell’Uranio

Townsman (uncredited)

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Governor

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The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu, 4 Full-Length Episodes

Health Department Official (1 episode, 1956)

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Illegal

Judge (uncredited)

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Trial

Lawyer #1 (uncredited)

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Interrupted Melody

Metropolitan Opera Managing Director (uncredited)

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A Man Called Peter

President of the Senate (uncredited)

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Untamed

Sir George Gray (uncredited)

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New York Confidential

Judge Kincaid

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Headline Hunters

Editor of Morning Tribune (uncredited)

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The Rawhide Years

Col. Swope (uncredited)

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Creature with the Atom Brain

Chief Camden

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Artists and Models

Gen. Traynor (uncredited)

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The Black Shield of Falworth

Lord Archbishop (uncredited)

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Demetrius and the Gladiators

Cassius Chaerea

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So You Want to Be a Banker

Professor at Potash University Graduation (uncredited)

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Jesse James vs. the Daltons

Coffeyville Banker (uncredited)

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Battle of Rogue River

Matt Parish

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Silver Lode

Townsman (uncredited)

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The Conquest of Everest

Self (Surgeon)

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Scared Stiff

Man Next to Spaghetti Customer (uncredited)

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Il Mare dei Vascelli Perduti

Watch Officer Gil Keane (uncredited)

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Fort Algiers

General Rousseau (uncredited)

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Sangaree

Judge Armstrong

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Singin' In The Rain

Audience Member (uncredited)

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Indian Uprising

Secretary of War (uncredited)

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Carson City

Ben Roberts (uncredited)

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Red Planet Mars

Coal Mine Owner (uncredited)

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The Stooge

Mr. Sutherland (uncredited)

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Bugles in the Afternoon

Gen. Terry (uncredited)

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Jumping Jacks

General Bond (uncredited)

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Young Man with Ideas

Mr.Jankin - Party Guest (uncredited)

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

Gen. Schultz (uncredited)

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Here Comes the Groom

Mayor, Wedding Guest (uncredited)

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Major General (uncredited)

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The Great Caruso

Finch - Benjamin's Butler (uncredited)

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Cavalry Charge

Chief Grey Cloud (uncredited)

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Santa Fe

Stevenson (uncredited)

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Journey Into Light

Bishop Logan

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Mr. Denning Drives North

Editor of Morning Tribune (uncredited)

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The Magnificent Yankee

Chief Justice Fuller (uncredited)

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Thundercloud

Redrock Sheriff (uncredited)

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My Friend Irma Goes West

C.Y. Sanford

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Let's Dance

Mr. Pierce (uncredited)

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September Affair

Charles Morrison (uncredited)

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La Sbornia di David

Dean Hardwick (uncredited)

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Harriet Craig

Mr. Winston (uncredited)

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The Furies

Old Anaheim

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Il Mistero del V3

Chief of Naval Operations (uncredited)

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Wyoming Mail

Sen. Sanders (uncredited)

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The Killer That Stalked New York

General (uncredited)

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Stage to Tucson

John Butterfield (uncredited)

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Key to the City

Mayor in Elevator (uncredited)

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The Underworld Story

Harvey Eldridge, Bank President (uncredited)

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The Reformer and the Redhead

Mr. Eberle (as Charles Evens)

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The Reckless Moment

Bank Official (uncredited)

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Adventure in Baltimore

Vestryman (uncredited)

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Alias Nick Beal

Paul Norton

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The Fountainhead

Banner board member (uncredited)

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The Crooked Way

Captain Anderson (as Charlie Evans)

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Fighting Man of the Plains

Carter Bullock - Banker (uncredited)

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Force of Evil

Judge (uncredited)

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Ruthless

Bruce McDonald

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Walk a Crooked Mile

Dr. Homer Allen

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Smart Woman

Judge at McCoy's Trial (uncredited)

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Exposed

Jonathan Lowell

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Monsieur Verdoux

Detective Morrow

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It Had to Be You

Dr. Parkinson

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The Dark Mirror

Dist. Atty. Girard

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Without Reservations

Philip Jerome (uncredited)

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Never Say Goodbye

Police Lieutenant (uncredited)

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The Man Who Dared

Judge

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Black Beauty

Squire Wendon

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Her Kind of Man

Hartley (uncredited)

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The Dolly Sisters

Man (uncredited)

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Over 21

Colonel Foley

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El Orgullo de los Marines

Officer Presenting Al with Distinguished Cross Medal (uncredited)

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