Evalyn Knapp (Evelyn Pauline Knapp)

Evalyn Knapp

Evalyn Knapp was born in 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri, as Evelyn Pauline Knapp. She started acting in silent films, her first role being in the 1929 film, At The Dentist’s. She was cast as leading lady in Smart Money in 1931, the only film starring both Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney. In 1932, Knapp was one of fourteen girls, along with Ginger Rogers and Gloria Stuart, selected as “WAMPAS Baby Stars”. Knapp achieved success in cliffhanger serials, which were popular at the time. She played the title character in the 1933 serial The Perils of Pauline. She also played in Corruption that year opposite Preston Foster. One of her better known film roles was opposite Ken Maynard in the 1934 film In Old Santa Fe. She worked through 1941, but her career slowed afterward. In 1943, she played her last role, uncredited, in Two Weeks To Live, one of the Lum and Abner films starring Chester Lauck and Norris Goff. She married a physician, Dr. George A. Snyder, in 1934. Following her retirement, she concentrated on her family. She and Snyder remained married until his death in 1977. Evalyn Knapp died from undisclosed causes on June 12, 1981, five days before her 75th birthday, in Los Angeles, California.

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  • June, 17, 1906
  • USA
  • Kansas City, Missouri


  • June, 12, 1981
  • USA
  • Los Angeles, California



    • Cremated

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