Evelyn Lucille Moriarty.
Date of birth : November 16, 1926, Chicopee, Massachusetts.
Date of death : May 20, 2008, Los Angeles, buried in Westwood
: May 20, 2008, Los Angeles, buried in Westwood
Occupation dancer, actress, Marilyn's stand-in.
She was raised in New York City.
She appeared in Life magazine article, dated October 13, 1941, saying she was the hostess and entertainer for
She also worked as a chorus girl in the stage revue "George White's Scandals"; she went to Hollywood to play for a few days.
During a party at the night-club "Little Troc", she was introduced to producer Carl Laemmle Jr, son of the Universal Studios's founder. They would remained life-time friends.
At a time, Laemmle was waiting for his new house to be built, and he lived in one of George Cukor's house on Cordell Drive; that's probably how Cukor and Evelyn met.
From the end of the 1940's and because her husky voice didn't give her much work as an actress, she worked as a stand-in. The movies she appeared in, sometimes uncredited : "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), "Samson and Dalilah" (1949), "Folie-Folie" (1978).
At the end of the 1960', she worked as Barbara Eden's stand-in in the sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie", and as Ann-Margret's one, on the "Cincinnati Kid" (1965).
She made some of the promotional pictures for "Some Like It Hot" (1959) as Marilyn's stand-in"Let's Make Love" (1960).
She was also her stand-in in "The Misfits" (1961) (;)(,
and in "Something's Got to Give" (,,;)
A reporter who interviewed her in 1987,
noticed her "tendency to take Marilyn's manners, she had learned
firsthand - the pout, the eylashes fluttering and the silky whisper of
She told about Marilyn as a nice person, generous and faithful, who loved the animals and took care of them. She easily helped the others; on the set of "Let's Make Love", she did a 1 000$ anonymous donation to fund the funeral of one of the crew member's wife.June 1, 1962, the day of Marilyn's 36th birthday, which was also the last day of the shooting of "Something's Got to Give", before the studios decided the movie break. Having gone around the crew, she collected some money to buy a birthday cake. One of the studios head suggested then to take the expense in charge, and she reimbursed the money she had gathered. A car from the Fox took her at Humphrey’s Bakery, a Farmer's Market pastry shop.
Since Marilyn's death, she had always paid tribute to her at the Westwood
Memorial Park Cemetery, the day of her birthday.
She played in many documentaries about Marilyn and couldn't stop raving about her.
She played for the TV program "Perry Mason".