Monday, October 28, 2019

Chinatown and Godfather producer, Robert Evans dies at 89

Robert Evans, whose charisma rivaled some of the actors who appeared in the hit films he produced, died Saturday, according to his publicist Monique Evans.

He was 89.

As a studio head, Evans helped resurrect Paramount Pictures in the 1960s by bringing such projects as "Chinatown," "The Godfather" and "Rosemary's Baby" to the big screen.

Evans seemed to epitomize Hollywood excesses with his seven marriages, outspoken nature and freewheeling lifestyle that he documented in his 1994 memoir, "The Kid Stays in the Picture." (The book was later developed into a 2002 documentary film.)


"There are three sides to every story: my side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying," Evans once famously said. "Memories shared serve each one differently."

Born in New York City to a dentist and his wife, Evans was a child actor on radio and in the early years of television.

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