Charles Evans

Biography

As a producer, Charles Evans never scaled the heights of his more famous brother, Robert (onetime Paramount prexy and the force behind The Godfather and Chinatown), but he did demonstrate a razor-sharp business instinct that enabled him to co-found the Evan-Picone apparel company with a tailor, Joseph Picone, in 1949. After seemingly unlimited success in that arena -- and his foundation of the Evans Partnership Real Estate Company -- Evans moved into film production during the '80s and '90s, and produced Tootsie (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), and the infamous Showgirls (1995). He died in Manhattan at age 81, from complications of pneumonia. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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