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Evelyn Ward

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Death: December 23, 2012 (89)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frederick Ward and Ethel Laurinda Ward
Wife of Private
Ex-wife of Jack Cassidy
Mother of David Cassidy

Occupation: Actor
Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Evelyn Ward

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Ward

Evelyn Ward (born May 21, 1923) was a former American actress best known for her television career from the late 1940s through the mid 1960s, and for being the mother of famous actor and teen idol David Cassidy.


Ward was born in West Orange, New Jersey to Fred and Ethel Ward. She married actor Jack Cassidy on June 28, 1948; the marriage ended in divorce in 1956. Ward and Cassidy had one child together in 1950, a son they named David Bruce Cassidy. In 1962, Ward married Elliott Silverstein. She also had a brief marriage to Norman Z. McLeod between Cassidy and Silverstein.


Ward's work in television included appearances on CBS's Manhattan Showcase, The College Bowl, Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, Perry Mason, Mike Hammer, The Furthur Adventures of Ellery Queen, and Hallmark Hall of Fame. Her Stage work included New Girl in Town, and And So To Bed (with David Cassidy at the LA Theater Center).


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American Actress. Ward began her career as a Roxyette at New York's famed Roxy Theatre in the early 1940s, then headed for Broadway where she understudied for Mary Martin in 'Dancing in the Streets' and made her Broadway debut in 1943 in the musical comedy 'Early to Bed'. Her other Broadway credits in the 1940s include 'The Firebrand of Florence' with future husband Jack Cassidy, 'Spring in Brazil' with Milton Berle, 'Along Fifth Avenue' with Jackie Gleason, 'Billion Dollar Baby' and 'Heaven on Earth'. On June 28, 1948 she married Cassidy and they had one child together in 1950, a son they named David Bruce Cassidy, however the marriage ended in divorce in 1956. Among television shows she went on to appear in were 'Manhattan Showcase', 'The Mercer Girls', 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.', 'Ben Casey', 'Breaking Point', 'The Big Brain', 'Dr. Kildare', 'Perry Mason', 'Mike Hammer', 'The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen' and 'Hallmark Hall of Fame'. Ward, who went on to marry twice more including director Elliot Silverstein, died from complications of Alzheimers disease. (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46599444" target="_blank Louis du Mort)]

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Evelyn Ward's Timeline

1923
May 21, 1923
West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
1950
April 12, 1950
Age 26
New York, New York County, New York, United States
2012
December 23, 2012
Age 89
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
December 23, 2012
Age 89