Who is Robert Evans?

Robert J. Shapera or Robert Evans was a studio executive and film producer. He was born on the 29th of June, 1930 in New York City, U.S, upon the name Robert Jr. Shapera. He was a successful producer who produced hits like Love Story, Rosemary’s Baby, and Chinatown.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameRobert Evans
Professionstudio executive and film producer
Birth Date29th of June, 1930
Birth PlaceNew York City, U.S
Full NameRobert Jr. Shapera
Star SignCancer
ParentsFather: Archie Shapera
Mother: Florence
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight67 kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown
Net Worth$20 million

Robert Evans


Robert acted for various roles in several movies. However, he was not satisfied with the way he moved. So, he opted for producing.  He started as ahead of the production at Paramount. He purchased rights to a 1966 novel, The Detective, and made it into a movie in 1968. Paramount was the ninth-largest studio before Evans took over as the head of the production. However, he helped to turn the studio around and made it the most successful studio in Hollywood. Some of the movies he created as the head of the production are:

  • The President’s Analyst (1967)
  • Barefoot in the Park (1967)
  • The Odd Couple (1968)
  • The Detective (1968)
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  • The Italian Job (1969)
  • True Grit (1969)
  • The Confession (1970)
  • Love Story (1970)
  • A New Leaf (1971)
  • Plaza Suite (1971)
  • Harold and Maude (1971)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Serpico (1973)
  • Save the Tiger (1973)
  • The Great Gatsby (1974)
  • The Conversation (1974)

Robert Evans

The list of movies produced by Evans are:

  • Chinatown (1974)
  • Marathon Man (1976)
  • Black Sunday (1977)
  • Players (1979)
  • Urban Cowboy (1980)
  • Popeye (1980)
  • The Cotton Club (1984)
  • The Two Jakes (1990)
  • Sliver (1993)
  • Jade (1995)
  • The Phantom (1996)
  • The Saint (1997)
  • The Out-of-Towners (1999)
  • Kid Notorious (2003, TV series)

The list of movies where he played a role are:

  • Lydia Bailey (1952)
  • Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
  • The Sun Also Rises (1957)
  • The Fiend Who Walked the West (1958)
  • The Best of Everything (1959)
  • Cannes Man (1996)
  • Kid Notorious (2003, TV series)
  • The Girl from Nagasaki (2013)

Robert Evans

Personal Information

Robert was born to his parents Archie Shapera and Florence. He holds an American nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to White. Standing at the height of 5 feet 7 inches, and weigh about 67 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit. Besides, his brown hair color and black eyes reflect his fantastic personality. He has the star sign of Cancer.

Furthermore, from his professional career, along with earning name and fame, he has been able to obtain a handsome amount of money. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Personal Life of Robert Evans

Robert has been married seven times. Sharon Hugueny is his first wife, whom he married in 1961. The couple divorced a year later, and then he married Camilla Sparv for three years. Later, he married Ali MacGraw in 1969. The couple was together for four years. He then married Phyllis George in 1977 and divorced her in 1978. Evans married Catherine Oxenberg in 1998, and the marriage was annulled after nine days. He later married Leslie Ann Woodward in 2002 for two years. Finally, he married his seventh wife, Victoria White O’Gara, in 2005. O’Gara filed for divorce on 16th of June, 2006.

Robert has one son named Josh Evans, whose mother is MacGraw. His son is also a film producer. Evans died on the 26th of October, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 89.