Bergen Evans

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General Information

Name: Bergen Evans

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1904 in Franklin, Ohio

Deceased: 1978 in Evanston, Illinois

Illinois Connection

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

Biographical and Professional Information

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

Published Works

  • The psychiatry of Robert Burton, Columbia University Press, 1944
  • Dictionary of Mythology, Dell, 1991
  • Dictionary of Quotations, Random House Value Publishing , 1993

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The psychiatry of Robert Burton,

Release Date: 1944

Dictionary of Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Gods, Demigods, Quests, and Legends

ISBN: 0440208483
Release Date: 1991-03-02

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The Dictionary of Quotations

ISBN: 0517268094
Release Date: 1993-06-08

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Literary Awards

External Links

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