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Evelyn Rudie

 
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Evelyn Rudie was the highest paid child star in show business at the time; the youngest child ever to win an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Eloise on TV's famed Playhouse 90, the owner of a star in the original Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. She was lauded by every major media outlet ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Evelyn Rudie was the highest paid child star in show business at the time; the youngest child ever to win an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Eloise on TV's famed Playhouse 90, the owner of a star in the original Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. She was lauded by every major media outlet ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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Evelyn Rudie and Chris DeCarlo Photo

Evelyn Rudie and Chris DeCarlo

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10/21/2019
Eric & Dale Braeden, Marla Adams, Evelyn Rudie, Emmy-winning writers and producer Photo

Eric & Dale Braeden, Marla Adams, Evelyn Rudie, Emmy-winning writers and producers of The Young and The Restless Sally Sussman and Tony Morina

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03/28/2013
Santa Monica Playhouse co-Founder, Actor Eric Braeden (The Young and the Restless,) A Photo

Santa Monica Playhouse co-Founder, Actor Eric Braeden (The Young and the Restless,) Actress Marla Adams, Actress Evelyn Rudie

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03/28/2013

 

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Evelyn Rudie Biography

Evelyn Rudie was the highest paid child star in show business at the time; the youngest child ever to win an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Eloise on TV's famed Playhouse 90, the owner of a star in the original Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. She was lauded by every major media outlet worldwide, receiving such acclaim as "a film phenomenon!" (LONDON DAILY EXPRESS). Her films and television shows were dubbed in 27 languages.

She appeared in more than 70 episodic television shows, often receiving top billing over such notable celebrities as Sir Cedric Hardwick, Robert Culp, Donald O'Connor and George Gobel. She gave Jack Paar a run for his money with an at-the-time-unprecedented seven Tonight Show appearances, and saved the bacon of both Ethyl Barrymore and Conrad Hilton when they forgot their lines on live TV.

Retiring from film and television at the age of 12, Rudie returned to her roots in theatre and spent the next five decades writing, directing, composing and performing with her company, Actors' Repertory Theatre (ART), and sharing her show business experiences with theatre artists at Santa Monica Playhouse, where she is currently co-artistic director and Playwright-in-Residence.




Evelyn Rudie News

YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED A BIT AND OTHER LIES Opening March 12 At Santa Monica Playhouse Photo YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED A BIT AND OTHER LIES Opening March 12 At Santa Monica Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022

Santa Monica Playhouse returns to live theatre with the premiere of a new incarnation of Jerry and Steve Mayer's musical about the trials and tribulations of 'aging' directed by veteran (and frequent Mayer) director Chris DeCarlo opening March 12, 2022 for a limited run.

BWW Interview: Kiki Yeung & Her Crazy Woke Asians Making Their Mark During AAPI Herit Photo BWW Interview: Kiki Yeung & Her Crazy Woke Asians Making Their Mark During AAPI Heritage Month
by Gil Kaan - May 13, 2021

Asian comedy troupe CRAZY WOKE ASIANS created by Kiki Yeung will be celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a schedule full of shows at the Santa Monica Playhouse. Kiki managed to find some time to answer a few of my inquiries between producing the various May shows, rehearsing her own stand-up and taking care of her toddler son.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Christine Joëlle, an Actor and Proud Member of The Road a Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Christine Joëlle, an Actor and Proud Member of The Road and Theatre 40 Who Also Runs a Successful Pet Care Service
by Shari Barrett - May 1, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Christine Joëlle, an actress I first saw onstage in the summer of 2004 as Madge Owens in Picnic, directed by Gail Bernardi for Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse. Christine and I went on to work together in many productions for the community theatre group, both onstage and on production teams. Since then, I have been fortunate to follow her path across the stages of professional theatre companies all over town, always enjoying her ability to transform herself into a great variety of characters a?" often during the same show! And I am also a very happy customer of her pet care service, Movin' Paws.

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Shelley Fisher, “The Hebrew Hillbilly” Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Shelley Fisher, “The Hebrew Hillbilly”
by Shari Barrett - Apr 12, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Shelley Fisher, a down home diva better known as The Hebrew Hillbilly, her solo music play which is the longest running in the USA. Believing that music is the universal language which brings healing and encouragement to everyone, performing her show fuels the flames of creativity and hope for Shelley, and comedy provides a welcome break from the weight of life as it is today. So, what is she up to until she can back inside the Santa Monica Playhouse to perform for an audience again?

BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Barbara Keegan " an Emmy Award-Winning Actress Who Trave Photo BWW Spotlight Series: Meet Barbara Keegan " an Emmy Award-Winning Actress Who Travels With Her Good Luck Charm “Smitty the Magical Flying Purple Turtle'
by Shari Barrett - Mar 29, 2020

This Spotlight focuses on Barbara a?oeBobbiea?? Keegan, an Emmy Award-winning actress who always says a?oeyesa?? to the Santa Monica Playhouse and Theatre 68 who always travels with her adopted son, good luck charm and alter- ego, a?oeSmitty the Magical Flying Purple Turtle.a?? I first met both of them during the second Hollywood Fringe Festival when Keegan took Best in Fringe honors headlining in the world premiere of Jon Courie's JENNIFER ANISTON STOLE MY LIFE, which Courie wrote specifically with her in mind.

BWW Review: LOVE IN BLOOM Spoofs the Bard to Prove All's Well That Ends As You Like I Photo BWW Review: LOVE IN BLOOM Spoofs the Bard to Prove All's Well That Ends As You Like It
by Shari Barrett - Jan 29, 2020

As is true with almost every one of The Bard's plays, magic and mayhem, fops and fairies, mistaken identity, romance and humor abound in this tongue-firmly-in-cheek evening with elements of pantomime, Commedia dell'arte and conventions of classical theater woven together with DeCarlo and Rudie narrating the tale as the elvish mischief makers Orion and Talia. While there are quotes and references from several of The Bard's creations, LOVE IN BLOOM takes its biggest story line from a?oeA Midsummer Night's Dreama?? with three sets of lovers dealing with mistaken identities due to cross-dressing, who eventually get lost in the woods in order for the fairies' spell to be cast so that all ends well and love rules the day.

Photo Flash: LOVE IN BLOOM Opens This Weekend At Santa Monica Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: LOVE IN BLOOM Opens This Weekend At Santa Monica Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2019

Brush up your Shakespeare. Santa Monica Playhouse's bawdy musical comedy tribute to the rogues and wenches of the Bard, Love in Bloom, celebrates its 10th anniversary to insure that all's well that ends as you like it. Magic and mayhem, fops and fairies, mistaken identity, romance and humor abound in this tongue-firmly-in-cheek evening of theatre opening Saturday, October 26th

Review: ALEICHEM SHOLOM! Shares the Wit and Wisdom of his Yiddish Stories with Music  Photo Review: ALEICHEM SHOLOM! Shares the Wit and Wisdom of his Yiddish Stories with Music and Laughter
by Shari Barrett - Jun 26, 2018

ALEICHEM SHOLOM! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem, a new musical written by the internationally acclaimed team of Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie with lilting songs by Ben Weisman, is now playing at the Santa Monica Playhouse. It follows the life of the beloved Yiddish story-teller and everyone is his entourage, especially his wife, spinning tales of his loves and losses, his fame and his failures, his travels, his travails and the tremendous joy and optimism that kept him going against all odds.

New Musical ALEICHEM SHOLOM: The Wit And Wisdom Of Sholom Aleichem To Debut At Santa  Photo New Musical ALEICHEM SHOLOM: The Wit And Wisdom Of Sholom Aleichem To Debut At Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2018

Santa Monica Playhouse presents the World Premiere of ALEICHEM SHOLOM! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem -The fifth offering in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem catalog of musicals, part of the Playhouse Jewish Heritage Project at Santa Monica Playhouse - opening Today, May 19th 2018

New Musical ALEICHEM SHOLOM: The Wit And Wisdom Of Sholom Aleichem To Debut At Santa  Photo New Musical ALEICHEM SHOLOM: The Wit And Wisdom Of Sholom Aleichem To Debut At Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

Santa Monica Playhouse presents the World Premiere of ALEICHEM SHOLOM! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem -The fifth offering in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem catalog of musicals, part of the Playhouse Jewish Heritage Project at Santa Monica Playhouse - opening Today, May 19th 2018