Evelyn 'Brandy' Foster, the mother of two-time Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster's mother passed away on Monday at her Los Angeles home from complications related to dementia. The singer and publicist, who managed Jodie was 90. Her death was confirmed by Jennifer Allen, Jodie's publicist.
According to THR, her family released a statement saying, "Evelyn was without a doubt the strongest person her family has ever met, a champion, a fighter, full of fire and love."
"No one could beat her style, all five feet tall with naturally 'corkscrew' hair. Her family will remember those dimple smiles and big hugs and well-placed four-letter words. No one messed with Nana, an original like no other. May she live in all of us forever," her family added.
According to information Allen provided to Deadline, Evelyn managed Jodie's career until 'The Silence of the Lambs'. In addition, she also managed her son, Buddy Foster's career who is known for playing a part in 'Mayberry R.F.D.', an American television series produced as a spin-off and direct continuation of 'The Andy Griffith Show.'
Evelyn was raised in Rockford, Illinois, and was a big band singer. She came to California in the 1940s and married Air Force Lt. Col. Lucius Foster. He eventually went on to become a real estate developer in Los Angeles while Evelyn, later divorced, worked as a publicist for Arthur Jacobs, whose clients included Gregory Peck and Marilyn Monroe.
In addition to Jodie and Buddy, she is survived by two daughters, Lucinda and Constance.
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