Q. Whatever happened to Joan Evans, who played Roseanna McCoy in the '50s? She seemed to just fade away. - Mrs. M.M., Miami.

A. Stats: Born July 18, 1934, in New York City as Joan Eunson. Attended private schools and studio school. Married businessman Kirby Weatherly in 1952; two children.Early years: Evans' parents were stage and screen writers Katherine Albert and Dale Eunson. She was named for her godmother, Joan Crawford. She started acting on stage at 8 and was signed to a contract by Goldwyn Studios at 14. The studio gave her a huge publicity buildup before launching her career in "Roseanna McCoy" in 1949.

Famous for: Her well-publicized lifestyle.

In recent years: Evans failed to live up to her publicity. She made only a dozen movies before her career faded in the 1960s. Her last movie was "The Walking Target" (1960) and the last acting she did was on TV's "The Tall Man" (1961). She pursued other work, including teaching at a California private school of which she is part owner.