Evelyn Young

Evelyn Ebersis Young (November 17, 1915  February 14, 1983) was an American film actress. At the height of her career, in 1940, she appeared in 9 feature films. She was the leading female actress in The Wildcat of Tucson[2][3][4] and Prairie Schooners,[5][4][6] playing alongside Wild Bill Elliott and Dub Taylor in a Wild Bill Hickok series.

Evelyn Young
Young in The Three Stooges film Boobs in Arms (1940)
Evelyn Ebersis Young

(1915-11-17)November 17, 1915
DiedFebruary 14, 1983(1983-02-14) (aged 67)
Other namesEvelyn Jennings (1925)
Evelyn Young Pisani (1971–83)
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1925,[1] 1939–40
EmployerColumbia Pictures (1939–40)
Known forPrairie Schooners (1940)
The Wildcat of Tucson (1940)
Boobs in Arms (1940)
Girls of the Road (1940)
Spouse(s)Nicholas Pisani (1971–83)

Young is familiar to fans of The Three Stooges as the wife of jealous husband/drill sergeant Richard Fiske in the film Boobs in Arms.[7] Young appeared in five films with the Stooges.

Acting career

In 1939, Young had an uncredited part in the Stooges' short film Three Sappy People. In 1940 she acted in nine feature films and five short films. Of the shorts, four more were with The Stooges, with Mrs. Dare in Boobs in Arms best noted and the only when credited in the titles. Young's theme in Boobs in Arms was summarized in her first long phrase: "I'm afraid my husband doesn't love me anymore!"[8] The other short with Young's participation was The Spook Speaks with Buster Keaton.[9]

In April 1940, The New York Times reported that Young was to receive a leading role in Babies for Sale.[1] Young received lead roles in other Columbia films but that of Babies for Sale went to her friend Rochelle Hudson. The New York Times described Young as "a child star of fifteen years ago who was known as Evelyn Jennings".[1] An Evelyn Jennings played her sole role of Agnes Jennings in the 1925 silent film The Overland Limited, exactly 15 years earlier.[10]

Young played the character of Sadie among ten female "hobos" in the action film Girls of the Road. She was the lead actress in Prairie Schooners[11][12][13] and The Wildcat of Tucson. Dorothy Andre was her stunt double in The Wildcat of Tucson.[2]

On September 24, 1940 The New York Times published that Young had been terminated at Columbia Pictures.[14] While the studio released movies with her participation until the very last day of December that year, this report coincides with the end of Young's acting career.

Personal and vital events

Evelyn Ebersis Young was born November 17, 1915 in Washington State.[15] Her mother's maiden name was Rhodes.[15]

At the age of 56, on March 27, 1971 Young married Nicholas Pisani in Orange County, California.[15] Violinist Nick Pisani, who had been a recording musician for Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra, was born in 1907 and would survive his wife by nearly four years.[16][17]

In 1972, Young commented to the Associated Press on the untimely death of her friend and fellow Columbia actress, Rochelle Hudson.[18][19] Hudson had died from a heart attack at the age of 55.[20]

Young died on February 14, 1983 in Orange, California, aged 67.[21]



Year Title Role Length Credits Series
1925, July The Overland Limited Agnes Jennings Feature film Credited as Evelyn Jennings
1939, December Three Sappy People Receptionist Short film Uncredited Stooges Short #43
1940, June He Stayed for Breakfast Secretary Feature film Credited
1940, June Nutty but Nice Nurse Short film Uncredited Stooges Short #47
1940, July Girls of the Road Sadie Feature film Credited
1940, July The Spook Speaks Former romantic interest Short film Uncredited Keaton Short #6
1940, August From Nurse to Worse Woman in office Short film Uncredited Stooges Short #49
1940, August The Secret Seven Maid Feature film Uncredited
1940, September Glamour for Sale Alice Feature film Uncredited
1940, September Prairie Schooners Virginia Benton[11] Feature film Female lead[22] Wild Bill Hickok
1940, October No Census, No Feeling Lady in the street Short film Uncredited Stooges Short #50
1940, October Nobody's Children Nurse Feature film Uncredited
1940, October So You Won't Talk Attractive looking lady Feature film Uncredited
1940, November The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date Cashier Feature film Uncredited Lone Wolf #6
1940, December Boobs in Arms Mrs. Dare Short film Credited Stooges Short #52
1940, December The Wildcat of Tucson Vivian Barlow[3] Feature film Female lead[2] Wild Bill Hickok


Year Title Role Show Type Role Type Series
1997, May The Three Stooges Greatest Hits Various roles Television special Posthumous
2003, April The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special Various roles Television special Posthumous
2015, May Eureka! Various roles Documentary series Posthumous Hey Moe, Hey Dad! #3
2015, May Slap Happy Various roles Documentary series Posthumous Hey Moe, Hey Dad! #4


  1. Churchill, Douglas (April 12, 1940). "News of the screen". The New York Times. New York City. p. 24. ISSN 0362-4331 via ProQuest. Evelyn Young, a child star of fifteen years ago who was known as Evelyn Jennings, has received a leading role in "Babies for Sale" at Columbia.
  2. Blottner, Gene (2011). "The Wildcat of Tucson". Wild Bill Elliott: A Complete Filmography. McFarland & Company. pp. 150–51. Retrieved 2017-10-09 via Google Books. Finding where Brown is hiding, Elliott and Brown's sweetheart, Evelyn Young, ride to convince him to turn himself in. Brown refuses, accusing Elliott of wanting him in jail so that Elliott can romance Young. In truth, Young fleetingly has romantic designs on Elliott, but Elliott isn't interested. [...] An interesting subplot has heroine Evelyn Young momentarily switching her affection from Stanley Brown to his brother, Eliott.
  3. "The Wildcat of Tucson". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2017-10-09. Evelyn Young (Vivian Barlow) [...] When Bill rides to his brother's hideout accompanied by Vivian Barlow, the judge's daughter with whom Dave is in love, Dave becomes jealous and orders his brother to leave.
  4. Blottner, Gene (2011). "Wild Bill Hickok". Columbia Pictures Movie Series, 1926–1955: The Harry Cohn Years. McFarland & Company. pp. 311–326 via Google Books). Rancher Evelyn Young gives the farmers money to pay their debts on all supplies. [...] The attack is called off when Young is kidnapped. Elliott follows and is captured also. Harlan tells Elliott that Young will be released only if the farmers return to Kansas. [...] The chemistry between Elliott and leading lady Evelyn Young is right on target. (Just look at the way Young touches Elliott's arm as he rides to talk with Kenneth Harlan, and the way she looks at him when the wagon train rolls through Lone Pine.)
  5. Wollstein, Hans. "Prairie Schooners (1940): Review". AllMovie. Elliott, the "Peaceable Man," does his usual competent job as Hickock, but Dub Taylor's "Cannonball" character is slightly grating and Evelyn Young, late of the Three Stooges two-reelers, makes a rather pallid heroine.
  6. "Previews and Reviews at Local Theaters". The Daily Banner. Greencastle, Indiana. February 28, 1941. p. 3. Retrieved October 11, 2017 via Hoosier State Cronicles. Bill Elliott is featured as the two-fisted star of the story and lovely Evelyn Young supplies the romantic interest.
  7. Seely, Peter (2007). "Dames, Babes, Battleaxes, and Tomatoes: Women and the Three Stooges". In Seely, Peter; Pieper, Gail (eds.). Stoogeology: Essays on the Three Stooges. McFarland & Company. ISBN 9780786429202 via Google Books. ... wife (Evelyn Young) of an inattentive army captain in Boobs in Arms, the sobbing wife (Dorothy Appleby) of a wrongly convicted sweetheart in So Long Mr. Chumps
  8. "The Curly Years: Boobs in Arms". The Three Stooges Online Filmography. MOE: There we are. Now, what's the weeps all about? WIFE: I'm afraid my husband doesn't love me anymore! LARRY: Is that all?! I thought it was serious. That's easily fixed.
  9. Batista Da Silva, George (2010). Os Filmes De Buster Keaton [The Buster Keaton Movies] (in Portuguese). Joinville, Brazil: Clube de Autores. p. 71. Retrieved November 16, 2017 via Google Books. Spook Speaks, The - Curta-metragem produzido e dirigido por Jules White pelos estúdios da Columbia Pictures Corporation no ano de 1940. A história leva as letras de Ewart Adamson, Clyde Bruckman e Elwood Ullman. Com Buster Keaton, Elsie Ames, Don Beddoe, Dorothy Appleby, Lynton Brent, John Tyrrell, Bruce Bennett e Evelyn Young.
  10. Vogel, Michelle (2010). Olive Borden: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Joy Girl. p. 163. ISBN 0786458364 via Google Books. The Overland Limited (1925) Director: Frank O'Neill. Producer: Sam Sax. Writer: James J. Tynan (story). Cinematographer: Jack MacKenzie. Release Date: July 14, 1925 (New York City), July 26, 1925 (nationwide). [...] Charles West (Bitterroot Jackson), Charles A. Post ("One Round" Farrell), Evelyn Jennings (Agnes Jennings).
  11. Pitts, Michael (2009). Western Film Series of the Sound Era. McFarland & Company. ISBN 9780786435296 via Google Books. Sam Nelson, who had helmed Elliott's Hickok serial, directed this tale of Hickok (Elliott) coming to the aid of rancher Virginia Benton (Evelyn Young) and her foreman Cannonball (Dub Taylor), who are trying to stop homesteaders from hanging pal Cannonball (Taylor) breaks him out of jail and sends for Bill Hickok, who goes to his brother's hideout with Vivian Barlow (Evelyn Young), the judge's daughter and Dave's girlfriend. Dave becomes jealous over Vivian and orders his brother to go away.
  12. Michno, Gregory; Michno, Susan (2008). Circle the Wagons!: Attacks on Wagon Trains in History and Hollywood Films. McFarland & Company. p. 209 via Google Books. Bill's sweetheart, Virginia Benton (Evelyn Young), is captured, and Bill and Cannonball have to rescue her, save the wagon train from the Indians, and bring the bad guys to justice.
  13. Tuska, Jon (1988). The American West in Film: Critical Approaches to the Western. University of Nebraska Press via Google Books. In PRAIRIE SCHOONERS (Columbia, 1940) directed by Sam Nelson, the year is given as 1874, a time of drought in Kansas. Kenneth Harlan is a loan shark driving indebted farmers off their lands. The heroine, Evelyn Young, for some reason is better off than the farmers and shares her food with them.
  14. Churchill, Douglas (September 24, 1940). "Screen news here and in Hollywood". The New York Times. New York City. p. 34. ISSN 0362-4331 via ProQuest. Evelyn Young has been dropped from the studio contract list.
  15. "Evelyn E Pisani, 14 Feb 1983". California Death Index, 1940-1997. Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento. November 24, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2017 via FamilySearch. Event Date 14 Feb 1983; Event Place Orange, California, United States; Birth Date 17 Nov 1915; Birthplace Washington [...] Mother's Name Rhodes
  16. "Nick Pisani (I) (1907–1986), Actor". IMDb. Retrieved November 29, 2017. Born: 1907 in Manhattan, New York, USA Died: December, 1986 (age 79) in Pleasantville, New York, USA
  17. Simon, George T. (1974). Glenn Miller & His Orchestra. Thomas Y. Crowell Co. p. 138. ISBN 0306801299. We were playing at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston and there was a fiddle player in the band named Nick Pisani, who had worked with Glenn in the Ray Noble band. Glenn had made a special trip to Boston to hear us, and Nick introduced Betty and me to Glenn, and Betty immediately started to do a good selling job on me.
  18. "Former Movie Star Rochelle Hudson Dies". Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph. Colorado Springs, Colorado. Associated Press. January 20, 1972. p. 34 via newspapers.com. She was found dead Monday at her Palm Desert Country Club home. A friend, Evelyn Young, said Miss Hudson had been ill recently with a cold and laryngitis.
  19. "Former Screen Star Rochelle Hudson Dies". Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, Arizona. Associated Press. January 19, 1972. p. 5 via newspapers.com. A friend, Evelyn Young, said Miss Hudson recently had been ill with a cold and laryngitis. Mrs. Young said no funeral is planned.
  20. "Former Film Star Dies At Age 55". The Mercury. Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Associated Press. January 19, 1972. p. 7 via newspapers.com. A friend, Evelyn Young, said Miss Hudson recently had been ill with a cold and laryngitis. Mrs. Young said no funeral is planned.
  21. "Notice of death: Evelyn Young Pisani". Santa Ana Orange County Register. February 22, 1983. p. 107. Retrieved November 29, 2017 via Newspaperarchive.com. Pisani, Evelyn Young died February 14, 1983. In her younger years she was a Cinema Starlet of many motion picture studios. [...] Funeral Service was held February 17, at Dimond & Sons Mettler Mortuary.
  22. Loy, R. Philip (2001). Westerns and American Culture, 1930-1955. McFarland & Company. p. 139. Elliott, as Wild Bill Hickok, told Evelyn Young, the film's heroine, "You know, Virginia, I have been listening to the folks as they sat around the fires at night.
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