Eve Brent Dies – Tarzan Jane

Actress Eve Brent, who played Jane in two Tarzan films in the 1950s, died August 27 of natural causes at the age of 82 after working in the film industry for more than six decades.

The fifties actress worked for more than 60 years in show business. Eve played Jane opposite Gordon Scott in the famous Tarzan movies. Survivors include a son, Jack Lewis.

Brent appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, from the 1955 Female Jungle (as Jean Lewis) movie to the indie film Hit List, which is scheduled for release in 2012.

Maverick director Samuel Fuller used her real name when Eve appeared in Forty Guns, his 1977 Western that starred Barbara Stanwyck.

A native of Houston, Brent also had stints in such recent films as The Green Mile (1999), Garfield (2004) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).

Eve played Jane in Tarzan and the Trappers and Tarzan’s Fight for Life, both from 1958, and was a hooker in Clint Eastwood’s Coogan’s Bluff (1968). Other film credits include Gun Girls (1957), The Bride and the Beast (1958) and Fade to Black (1980), for which she won a Saturn Award.

Brent’s multiple TV appearances include Death Valley Days, Adventures of Superman, Dragnet, Family Affair, Thirtysomething, Highway to Heaven, Roswell, Scrubs and Community.