Eva Brumoso (May 11, 1891-May 11, 1991) was an American actress, director, screenwriter film producer and author. She won a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Rose. She also received many other Academy Awards for the films she directed, wrote and produced including Academy Award for Best Director for The Pastor. She married her childhood sweetheart, American football player, Isias Towers in May of 1919 and they remained married until his death in 1989. The two had six children together; two of her children were famously adopted in America.
Eva helped start the company JAMS, with her three equally famous younger sisters, which was where most of the films she produced and directed were made. Her later movies were notorious for having deep religious roots because of her Christian upbringing. JAMS was not only known for their movies but for their books, clothing line and music. Eva became the highest paid female producer in Hollywood during the 1940’s and the highest paid producer male or female from 1945 up until the time of her death. She started her career out in acting and eventually worked her way up from director to producer. She was known for philanthropic ways which included helping the homeless in American societies and others that most would not bother to help. Eva also wrote multiple books, five of which made it on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Eva died of old age on her one hundredth birthday in her hometown of San Jose, California.