Connie Stevens
Actress, film director, screenwriter, singer
Connie Stevens
Connie Stevens is an American actress and singer, best known for her roles in the television series Hawaiian Eye and other TV and film work.
Biography
Connie Stevens's personal information overview.
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News
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Joely Fisher Breaks Her Silence On Sister Carrie Fisher’s Death
Huffington Post - about 2 months
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Thanksgiving done wrong in satire 'Search Engines'
LATimes - 4 months
Real-life mother and daughter Connie Stevens and Joely Fisher share the screen for the first time, playing mom and daughter in “Search Engines,” an otherwise unnoteworthy, insufferably talky satire centering around an ill-fated Thanksgiving gathering. Fisher plays a recently divorced mother of...
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Thanksgiving done wrong in satire 'Search Engines'
LATimes - 4 months
Real-life mother and daughter Connie Stevens and Joely Fisher share the screen for the first time, playing mom and daughter in “Search Engines,” an otherwise unnoteworthy, insufferably talky satire centering around an ill-fated Thanksgiving gathering. Fisher plays a recently divorced mother of...
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Thanksgiving done wrong in satire 'Search Engines'
LATimes - 4 months
Real-life mother and daughter Connie Stevens and Joely Fisher share the screen for the first time, playing mom and daughter in “Search Engines,” an otherwise unnoteworthy, insufferably talky satire centering around an ill-fated Thanksgiving gathering. Fisher plays a recently divorced mother of...
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LATimes article
Thanksgiving done wrong in satire 'Search Engines'
LATimes - 4 months
Real-life mother and daughter Connie Stevens and Joely Fisher share the screen for the first time, playing mom and daughter in “Search Engines,” an otherwise unnoteworthy, insufferably talky satire centering around an ill-fated Thanksgiving gathering. Fisher plays a recently divorced mother of...
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LATimes article
Thanksgiving done wrong in satire 'Search Engines'
LATimes - 4 months
Real-life mother and daughter Connie Stevens and Joely Fisher share the screen for the first time, playing mom and daughter in “Search Engines,” an otherwise unnoteworthy, insufferably talky satire centering around an ill-fated Thanksgiving gathering. Fisher plays a recently divorced mother of...
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LATimes article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Connie Stevens
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 75
    Stevens appeared in the 2014 film Just Before I Go, and has a featured role in 2016's Search Engines, co-starring daughter Joely Fisher.
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  • 2013
    Age 74
    On June 29, 2013 the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution's President General, Merry Ann Wright, presented Connie with the Founder's Medal for Patriotism, for her 40+ years of work with the USO.
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  • 2009
    Age 70
    Her feature-length directorial debut, Saving Grace B. Jones, was released in 2009.
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  • 2005
    Age 66
    On September 23, 2005, Stevens was elected secretary-treasurer of the Screen Actors' Guild.
    More Details Hide Details This is the union's second-highest elected position. She succeeded James Cromwell, who did not seek re-election. Stevens has contributed thousands of dollars over the years to the Republican Party, including donations to the Republican Congressional Committee and to both of Arizona Senator John McCain's runs for president.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1997
    Age 58
    In 1997, Stevens wrote, edited, and directed a documentary entitled A Healing, about Red Cross nurses who served during the Vietnam War.
    More Details Hide Details The following year it won the title of Best Film at the Santa Clarita International Film Festival. She has also made nightclub appearances and headlined in major Las Vegas showrooms. She was an occasional guest panelist on Match Game.
  • 1994
    Age 55
    In 1994, accompanied by her two daughters, she issued her first recording in several years, Tradition: A Family at Christmas,
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  • 1991
    Age 52
    In 1991 Stevens received the Lady of Humanities Award from Shriners Hospital and the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Sons of Italy in Washington, D.C.
    More Details Hide Details Stevens developed her own cosmetic skin care product line, Forever Spring, and in the 1990s opened the Connie Stevens Garden Sanctuary Day Spa in Los Angeles.
  • FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 48
    In 1987 she toured, along with Barbara Eden and Lee Greenwood, with Bob Hope on his USO tour to the Persian Gulf.
    More Details Hide Details Among her charitable works, she founded the Windfeather project to award scholarships to Native Americans, and supports CancerGroup.com.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 38
    In the spring of 1977 Stevens appeared in one of the two pilots for The Muppet Show.
    More Details Hide Details She also was seen numerous times on the Bob Hope USO specials, including his Christmas Show from the Persian Gulf (1988).
  • 1976
    Age 37
    Her risque 1976 action movie Scorchy has never been released on DVD.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 27
    She starred in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's The Star-Spangled Girl with Anthony Perkins in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in stage productions in summer stock, including The Wizard of Oz, Carousel Theatre, California and Any Wednesday, Melodyland, Anaheim, California. In the 1970s Stevens started singing the Ace Is The Place theme song on Ace Hardware TV commercials in Southern California, and was a guest on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast a few times.
  • 1963
    Age 24
    Stevens has been married twice: her first was to actor James Stacy from 1963 until their 1966 divorce; her second was to singer Eddie Fisher from 1967 until their 1969 divorce.
    More Details Hide Details She is the mother of actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher. Stevens has a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6249 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and a star on the Italian Walk of Fame in Toronto.
  • 1959
    Age 20
    She played 'Cricket Blake' in the popular television detective series Hawaiian Eye from 1959 to 1963, a role that made her famous; her principal costar was Robert Conrad.
    More Details Hide Details In a televised interview on August 26, 2003, on CNN's Larry King Live, Stevens recounted that while on the set of Hawaiian Eye she was told she had a telephone call from Elvis Presley. "She didn't believe it, but in fact it was Elvis, who invited her to a party and said that he would come to her house and pick her up personally"; they subsequently dated. Her first album was titled Concetta (1958). She had minor single hits with the standards "Blame It On My Youth" (music by Oscar Levant and lyrics by Edward Heyman), "Looking For A Boy" (music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin), and "Spring Is Here" (music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart). She appeared opposite James Garner in a comedy episode of the TV Western series Maverick entitled "Two Tickets to Ten Strike," and after making several appearances on the Warner Bros. hit TV series 77 Sunset Strip, she recorded the hit novelty song "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb" (1959), a duet with one of the stars of the program, Edd Byrnes, that reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. She and Byrnes also appeared together on ABC's The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom. Stevens also had hit singles as a solo artist with "Sixteen Reasons" (1960), her biggest hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, (#9 in the UK) and a minor #71 hit "Too Young to Go Steady" (1960) (music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Harold Adamson).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1953
    Age 14
    Coming from a musical family, she joined the singing group called The Fourmost, with Tony Butala, who went on to fame as founder of The Lettermen. In 1953, Stevens moved to Los Angeles with her father.
    More Details Hide Details When she was 16, she replaced the alto in a singing group, The Three Debs. She enrolled at a professional school (The Georgia Massey Professional School in the San Fernando Valley), sang professionally and appeared in local repertory theater. Stevens started working as a movie extra, and stand-in. After she'd appeared in four B movies, Jerry Lewis saw her in Dragstrip Riot and cast her in Rock-A-Bye Baby. Soon after that, she signed a contract with Warner Brothers.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Born
    Born on August 8, 1938.
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