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Bergen Evans

Born: 1904 in Franklin, Ohio
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Evans joined the faculty of Northwestern University as in the department of English in 1932 and taught there until 1974.

Biography: In addition to his career as an English scholar, Evans was an author and was involved with many television and radio programs. Although he did not appear on the program, beginning in 1955 Evans prepared questions used on the television game show The $64,000 Question. In 1959 the producers of the show were accused of coaching contestants, including giving them the questions in advance. Illinois State Representative Peter F. Mack, Jr. accused Evans of having been a part of the scandal and called for his resignation from Northwestern. Evans emerged from the scandal unscathed, having received the full support of his students and Northwestern president


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Bergen Evans on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Dictionary of mythology, mainly classical /
ISBN: 0440208483 OCLC: 23279351

Dell, New York : 1991, ©1970.

Provides concise listings of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology, the Arthurian legends, and Egyptian and Babylonian mythology in alphabetically arranged entries.

Dictionary of quotations /
ISBN: 0517268094 OCLC: 4077210

Avenel Books, New York : [1978], ©1968.

An extensive compilation of quotations primarily from Western literature arranged under general topic headings with topical, and author indexes.