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Jean Ann Ewers
September 11, 1929
|Died||August 27, 2011 (aged 81)|
|Known for||Jane in Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958)|
|Fade to Black (1980)|
(m. 1978; died 2008)
|Awards||Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress (1980)|
Born as Jean Ann Ewers in Houston, Texas, in 1929, and raised in Fort Worth, she appeared on radio and television (guest-starring roles and hundreds of commercials), in movies, and on the theater stage.
Some of her early film work includes roles in Gun Girls (1956), Journey to Freedom (1957), and Forty Guns (1957). She became the 12th actress to play Jane when she appeared opposite Gordon Scott's Tarzan in the film Tarzan's Fight for Life, (1958). She also played the role in Tarzan and the Trappers 1958, three episodes filmed as a pilot for a proposed Tarzan television series. She also appeared in the "Girl on the Road" episode of The Veil, a short 1958 Boris Karloff TV series that was never aired. In 1967, she appeared as Benjie Carver's mother in "The LSD Story" episode of the Dragnet television show.
In 1980, she won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Fade to Black. In 1998, she appeared as the grandmother of a family gathered around the dinner table in a Christmas television commercial for Publix Super Markets. Her best-known recent work in films was in The Green Mile, 1999. She continued to work in episodic television, and made a guest appearance in Frasier (season one, episode three as the hostess), 2006 on an episode of Scrubs, and in 2010 on an episode of Community. She also appeared on Emergency! in 1974 as a lady whose daughter had her toe stuck in the bathtub.
Eve Brent died from natural causes, 15 days before her 82nd birthday, on August 27, 2011.
- Female Jungle (1955) - Monica Madison
- The Storm Rider (1957) - Mrs. Cooper (uncredited)
- The Garment Jungle (1957) - Receptionist (uncredited)
- Journey to Freedom (1957) - Mary Raikin
- Forty Guns (1957) - Louvenia Spanger
- Gun Girls (1957) - Joy Jenkins
- The Bride and the Beast (1958) - Stewardess
- Tarzan's Fight for Life (1958) - Jane
- The Sad Horse (1959) - Sheila
- Cage of Evil (1960) - Officer Lucille Barron (uncredited)
- Stakeout! (1962) - Susie
- Mara of the Wilderness (1965) - Mrs. Wade
- A Guide for the Married Man (1967) - Joe X's Blowsy Blonde
- Coogan's Bluff (1968) - Hooker (uncredited)
- The Happy Ending (1969) - Ethel
- Airport (1970) - Mrs. David Corman - Passenger (uncredited)
- Triangle (1970)
- The Barefoot Executive (1971) - Mrs. Crampton
- The Todd Killings (1971)
- How's Your Love Life? (1971) - Mrs. Ryan
- How to Seduce a Woman (1974) - Dr. Sister's Sister
- Timber Tramps (1975) - Corey Sykes
- The White Buffalo (1977) - Frieda
- Fade to Black (1980) - Aunt Stella Binford
- BrainWaves (1982) - Mrs. Simpson
- Going Berserk (1983) - Mrs. Reese
- Racing with the Moon (1984) - Mrs. Kaiser
- Date with an Angel (1987) - Matron #1
- The Experts (1989) - Aunt Thelma
- The Green Mile (1999) - Elaine Connelly
- Between Christmas and New Year's (2000) - May
- Garfield: The Movie (2004) - Mrs. Baker
- Palo Alto (2007) - Grandma
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) - Old Woman (uncredited)
- The Hit List (2011) - Mrs. Sheehan
- Ticket Out (2012) - Emma (final film role)
- Weaver, Tom (2002). Science Fiction Confidential: Interviews with 23 Monster Stars and Filmmakers. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 24–36. ISBN 0-7864-1175-9. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2013.
- Hawkins, Kit (September 2, 2011). "Actress Eve Brent Dies". SFScope. Archived from the original on September 11, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- Pendreigh, Brian (September 8, 2011). "Obituary: Eve Brent, actress". The Scotsman. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
- Barnes, Mike (September 2, 2011). "Eve Brent, Prolific Character Actress, Dies at 82". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
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