Stella Stevens
Actress
Stella Stevens
Stella Stevens is an American film, television, and stage actress who began her acting career in 1959 and starred in such popular films as The Nutty Professor (1963), The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963), The Silencers (1966), Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), and The Poseidon Adventure (1972).
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Sandra Piller, chart-topping country artist, will appear April 19-21 at The Hollywood Show 2013 in Los Angeles
California News Wire - almost 4 years
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Featuring in-person appearances of more than five dozen celebrities from classic motion pictures and television, The Hollywood Show has emerged as one of the world's most celebrated autograph and photo-opportunities for fans, and the upcoming 2013 event will feature country singer, and Shady Hill Records recording artist, Sandra Piller on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 19-21. The chart-topping Shady Hill Records recording artist will be appearing at a vendor table with her mother, actress Sandra Giles, whose credits include roles in "Columbo," "Quincy, M.E.," "Land of the Giants," and many more. "We always have a great time at The Hollywood Show," Piller says, "and I'm especially happy to meet fans of my music as well as fans of my late husband, Michael Piller." As the writer and producer of several hundred episodes in the Star Trek film and television franchise, Michael Piller is fondly remembered by fans across the world. "Not on ...
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'Jackson County Jail,' 'Caged/Chained/Red Heat,' 'Jungle Warriors' - Linda ... - Memphis Commercial Appeal (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The lineup includes former Memphian Stella Stevens as the captain of the guards; veteran heavy Henry Silva; John Vernon (you may know him best as Dean Wormer in "Animal House") as the pervert warden, whose office features a sex-ready hot tub,
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Joan Crawford's star shines from comedies to dramas on TCM Aug. 22 - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Howard Duff played the corrupt sheriff on TV with Stella Stevens as Lute Mae, Christina Raines as Lane, Mark Harmon as Deputy Carslyle and Morgan Fairchild as his wife, Constance. One of my personal favoriteJoan Crawford movies airs at 4:15pm/3:15c as
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Il Poseidon affonda con effetti da Oscar - Corriere della Sera
Google News - over 5 years
Qui, tra i personaggi, ci sono Gene Hackman (nella foto con Borgnine) , prete con parrucchino in crisi di vocazione, una coppia in terza età (Jack Albertson e Shelley Winters, versata al melò), l' ex prostituta (Stella Stevens) e un cattivo no stop
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Award-winning wildlife artist features her work at Gallery 10 - Amador Ledger-Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
Stella Stevens' acrylic-based “Blossoms (American Gold Finch)” will be featured throughout the month of August at Gallery 10, along with the rest of her wildlife-inspired collection. Photos courtesy to the Ledger Dispatch Stella Stevens' acrylic-based
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DVD Review: Women in Prison Triple Feature - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
Stella Stevens (The Silencers) and Henry Silva (Ocean's 11) have major roles to beef up the star power inside the slammer. Red Heat (1985 – 93 minutes) gets Linda Blair dragged on the wrong side of the border. She arrives in West Germany to marry her
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Interviews: Star Actresses Tippi Hedren, Stella Stevens, Karen Lynn Gorney - HollywoodChicago.com
Google News - over 5 years
Tippi Hedren (”The Birds”), Stella Stevens (original “The Nutty Professor”) and Karen Lynn Gorney (”Saturday Night Fever”) shared their insights. All three actresses crossed into different generations. Hedren of course is known for her early 1960s work
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My amazing life among the Hollywood stars - Halifax Evening Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Stella Stevens: she is another actress I had the pleasure to meet several times. I asked her if she would come to the hotel and talk to our group and she kindly agreed. Stella Stevens was in The Nutty Professor (1963) with Jerry Lewis and, of course,
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10 Worst Honeymoons in Film - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Ernest Borgnine is the detective with his former-prostitute wife (Stella Stevens) who are among the passengers on a capsized ship. Because Jen thinks this list is a bit of a downer, and I agree that even the comedies here are kind of depressing to
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The Ballad Of Cable Hogue: Sam Peckinpah's Most Underrated Film - Sabotage Times
Google News - over 5 years
Robards is joined by a sex pest preacher and best mate David Warner who Peckinpah has doing a Benny Hill high speed chase at one point, the beautiful Stella Stevens as Hildy the love interest and a couple of blokes who seemingly were in every Western
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Who Is the Real Ron Howard? 'Eat My Dust' and 'Grand Theft Auto' - PopMatters
Google News - almost 6 years
He was the biggest child star of his era (along with Bill Mumy, arguably), co-starring in films with famous faces like Robert Preston, Shirley Jones (The Music Man), Glenn Ford and Stella Stevens (the big screen version of The Courtship of Eddie's
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DVD Extra: Double Bogie -- at the circus and murdering Stanwyck in a gothic ... - New York Post (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
... Paula Prentiss), Thorpe's "The Horizontal Lieutenant,' (Hutton, Prentiss), Charles Walters' "Don't Go Near the Water'' (Glenn Ford) and George Marshall's "Advance to the Rear'' (Ford, Stella Stevens) as well as the World War II era "See Here,
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Sigue Valentín Trujillo vigente en la cinematografía mediante filmes - SDP Noticias
Google News - almost 6 years
Tres años después, en 1965, Valentín Trujillo actuó en la película "El mal", protagonizada por los actores estadunidenses Glen Ford y Stella Stevens. Su primer papel estelar lo obtuvo a los 18 años con "Las figuras de arena" (1969), bajo la dirección
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Slideshow: 18-Portrait Gallery at the Hollywood Celebrities Show - HollywoodChicago.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Many top celebrities participated, including Ernest Borgnine, Bruce Dern, Elliott Gould, Tippi Hedren, Stella Stevens, Margot Kidder and The Walton Girls (Judy Norton and Erin McDonough). The Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show is an opportunity
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Kedvenc Lemezeim - Robert Plant: Manic Nirvana - Hardrock
Google News - almost 6 years
A múltba történő elmerengés akusztikus, enyhén elszállós dallammal indít, majd Plant lebegő vokáljai szinte időutazásra invitálják a hallgatót, abba az időbe, amikor Stella Stevens-szel sétálhatott, vagy álmodozhatott. Később aztán Boyle riffjei
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HOLIDAY MOVIES; Directors' Touchstones
NYTimes - over 6 years
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) On a seemingly calm New Year's Eve, just as the Champagne corks pop in the middle of the Atlantic, a giant rogue wave turns the S.S. Poseidon on its back, killing Leslie Nielsen and a half-dozen extras instantly. ''The Poseidon Adventure'' is the ultimate holiday film. If forcing a ragtag group of characters to spend
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DVD; A Slick Sleuth From the '70s Is Back, on a Budget
NYTimes - over 9 years
GEORGE PEPPARD -- a dashingly handsome leading man who never quite became a big-screen megastar despite his memorable turn as Audrey Hepburn's love interest in ''Breakfast at Tiffany's'' -- has this distinction: He had the best haircut of any TV sleuth ever. But ''Banacek,'' the 1972-74 series that brought him (and his haircut) to prime time a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stella Stevens
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 66
    In 2005, Stevens received the Reel Cowboys Silver Spur Award for her contributions to the Western genre.
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  • 1999
    Age 60
    In 1999, she co-wrote a novel titled, Razzle Dazzle, about a Memphis-born singer named Johnny Gault.
    More Details Hide Details In late 1976 Stevens purchased a ranch in Methow Valley near Carlton, Washington, on the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains. She also opened an art gallery and bakery in the nearby small town of Twisp, Washington.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1989
    Age 50
    From 1989 to 1990, she had a role on Santa Barbara as Phyllis Blake.
    More Details Hide Details Her string of appearances in popular television series continued into the 1990s with The Commish (1993), Burke's Law (1994), Highlander: The Series (1995), Silk Stalkings (1996), and General Hospital (1996, 1999). She also appeared in the critically acclaimed miniseries, In Cold Blood (1996). Her television career continued into the 2000s when she appeared in an episode of Twenty Good Years (2006). Stevens appeared in several stage productions, including a touring production of an all-female version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple opposite Sandy Dennis. Stevens played the Oscar Madison character. She produced and directed two films, The Ranch (1989) and The American Heroine (1979).
  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 44
    In 1983 Stevens began a long-term relationship with rock guitarist Bob Kulick; through at least 1990, they shared Stevens' Beverly Hills home.
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  • 1979
    Age 40
    In 1979, she appeared along with son Andrew Stevens in the The Oregon Trail (1977) episode "Hannah's Girl".
    More Details Hide Details In the 1980s, she continued to work regularly in series such as Newhart (1983), The Love Boat (1983), Fantasy Island (1983), Highway to Heaven (1984), Murder, She Wrote (1985), Magnum, P.I. (1986), and Father Dowling Mysteries (1987). Stevens appears in 34 episodes of the prime-time soap opera Flamingo Road (1981–82), as Lute-Mae Sanders, the former madam of a brothel.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 33
    In 1972 she starred in Irwin Allen's hugely successful disaster film The Poseidon Adventure with Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, and Shelley Winters.
    More Details Hide Details Stevens played the role of Linda Rogo, the "refreshingly outspoken" ex-prostitute wife of Borgnine's character. Although she continued to appear in feature films for the next four decades, Stevens shifted the focus of her career to television series, miniseries, and movies. Stevens appeared in several top television shows in the 1960s, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1960), General Electric Theater (1960, 1961), and Ben Casey (1964). One of her earliest television appearances was in a 1960 episode of Bonanza, "Silent Thunder", playing a deaf mute. In the early 1970s she began working regularly in television series, miniseries, and movies. She appeared in episodes of such popular series as Banacek (1973) and Police Story (1975), as well as the pilot films for Wonder Woman (1975), The Love Boat (1977) and Hart to Hart (1979).
  • 1970
    Age 31
    In 1970, Stevens starred opposite Jason Robards in Sam Peckinpah's The Ballad of Cable Hogue, for which she received positive reviews.
    More Details Hide Details In his review in The New York Times, Roger Greenspun wrote, "But it is Stella Stevens, at last in a role good enough for her, who most wonderfully sustains and enlightens the action."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 25
    In 1964, she signed a contract with Columbia Pictures (1964–1968).
    More Details Hide Details Following appearances in Synanon (1965) and The Secret of My Success (1965), Stevens starred as a sexy but clumsy government agent opposite Dean Martin in the Matt Helm spy spoof The Silencers (1966). Her final film for Columbia was Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968) in which she played "Sister George".
  • 1962
    Age 23
    In 1962, Stevens starred opposite Elvis Presley in Girls!
    More Details Hide Details Girls! Girls! The following year she appeared in two successful comedy films: Jerry Lewis's The Nutty Professor (1963), as his student and love interest Stella Purdy, and in Vincente Minnelli's The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) playing the would-be "Miss Montana" beauty queen.
  • 1960
    Age 21
    In January 1960 she was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month, and was also featured in Playboy pictorials in 1965 and 1968.
    More Details Hide Details She was included in Playboy magazine's 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century, appeared at number 27. During the 1960s she was one of the most photographed women in the world.
    In 1960, she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress for her performance in Say One for Me, sharing the distinction with fellow up-and-comers Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson, and Janet Munro.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s Stevens achieved success as a model. When high-speed Ektachrome film was introduced in 1959, Stevens was the first person ever photographed for a formal portrait by the light of a single candle and several reflectors for the cover of a photography magazine.
    She appeared in three Playboy pictorials, and was Playmate of the Month for January 1960.
    More Details Hide Details She was born Estelle Eggleston in Yazoo City, Mississippi, the only child of Thomas Ellett Eggleston and his wife Dovey Estelle (née Caro). One of her great-grandfathers was Henry Clay Tyler, an early settler from Boston and a jeweler who gave the Yazoo City courthouse cupola its clock. When Stevens was 4, her parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where they lived on Carrington Road near Highland Street. Her father was an insurance salesman, and her mother was a nurse. Stevens attended St. Anne's Catholic School on Highland Street and Sacred Heart School on Jefferson Avenue, finishing her final year of high school in 1955 at the Memphis Evening School at Memphis Tech High School.
    In 1960 she won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress.
    More Details Hide Details Stevens has also worked as a film producer, director, and writer.
  • 1959
    Age 20
    She began her acting career in 1959 and starred in such popular films as Girls!
    More Details Hide Details Girls! Girls! (1962), The Nutty Professor (1963), The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963), The Silencers (1966), Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), and The Poseidon Adventure (1972). Stevens also appeared in numerous television series, miniseries, and movies, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1960, 1988), Bonanza (1960), The Love Boat (1977, 1983), Hart to Hart (1979), Newhart (1983), Murder, She Wrote (1985), Magnum, P.I. (1986), Highlander: The Series (1995), and Twenty Good Years (2006).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 18
    The couple divorced in 1957 but Stella and her son retained a variation of her ex-husband's surname as their own professional surnames.
    More Details Hide Details While studying at Memphis State College, she became interested in acting and modeling. According to her official biography, "Her schooling in Memphis, included a couple of years at Memphis State University, where she was noticed in the school play Bus Stop. Stevens made her film debut in Say One for Me (1959), a modest musical produced by and starring Bing Crosby, appearing in the minor role of a chorus girl. Stevens' contract with 20th Century-Fox was dropped after six months. After winning the role of Appassionata Von Climax in the musical Li'l Abner (1959), she signed a contract with Paramount Pictures (1959-1963).
  • 1954
    Age 15
    At the age of 18, she married electrician Noble Herman Stephens on December 1, 1954, probably in Memphis.
    More Details Hide Details They had one child, Herman Andrew Stephens, who would later be known as actor/producer Andrew Stevens. He is Stella's only child.
  • OTHER
  • 1936
    Age -3
    Born on October 1, 1936.
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