The man behind the film ‘Godfather’ and other Hollywood hit films, Robert Evans has died at the age of 89. The news of his death was made known by his publicist Monique Evans, who said he died on Saturday.
Robert Evans who was everything good and bad about Hollywood, helped resurrected Paramount Pictures in the 1960s and 1970s by bringing such projects as “Chinatown,” “The Godfather” and “Rosemary’s Baby” to the big screen.
The man who was known for his decadence, deviance, sex, drugs, excess, women all through his Hollywood life, married seven times, once for a week.
Robert Evans was married to actress Sharon Hugueny, actress Camilla Sparv, former Miss America Phyllis George, former Versace model Leslie Ann Woodward, “Dynasty” actress Catherine Oxenberg and socialite Victoria White O’Gara.
His freewheeling lifestyle was documented in his 1994 memoir, “The Kid Stays in the Picture.” (The book was 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,” Robert 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.
He produced some of the most important films in Hollywood history:
Harold & Maude
The Cotton Club
The Godfather II