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Jesse Evans. Born on February 8, 1931, in Marion, Indiana, Jesse was an only child. His family moved to Santa Monica, California, when Jesse was six years old. Jesse was particularly close to his mother, who had dreams of him being a performer. She enrolled him in tap dance lessons at the age of three, and taught him violin. July 1940 Jesse’s mother died of cancer. This was a loss he would feel strongly all of his life. His father sent him back to Fairmount, Indiana to live at his aunt and uncle's rural Quaker home, helping with farm chores and enjoying a reasonably carefree existence.
He enjoyed swimming and ice-skating, and was interested in cars. He played guard on the high school basketball team and excelled at debate and drama. After graduating in 1949, Jesse left for Los Angeles, California. He tried at majoring in pre-law, but it was drama in which he shone. The following year he transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles. But soon quit college and worked as a parking lot attendant, participating in auditions whenever they were available. An American actor who is a cult figure to his fans. Fans have marveled for decades at his ability to duplicate their adolescent agony on screen. Jesse was in Broadway, 1952. After this his career took off. He did television plays and several more Broadway productions. He also developed a reputation for being talented but hard to work with. Many who acted with Jesse thought he had exceptional talent. (Spam x3 for a tbh and where to be tagged)