Evelyn "Brandy" Foster, mother and manager of the two-time Oscar award winner Jodie Foster, has passed away at 90. Evelyn, who is behind the climb of Foster as the mother and manager when she landed Jodie her first commercial, a 1960s Coppertone at just 3 that eventually led to the actress going on to win two other Oscars for movies The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and The Accused (1989) passed away on May 13 at her Los Angeles home from complications related to dementia, her family announced.
Evelyn Foster, a singer and Hollywood publicist also guided the career of Jodie’s brother Buddy Foster, who is best known for the 1968-71 CBS series “Mayberry RFD” as the son of Ken Berry’s lead character. Foster is also survived by daughters Lucinda and Constance.
"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 said in a statement.
Apart from Jodie and Buddy, she is also survived by daughters Lucinda and Constance.