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Veteran Hollywood star Stella Stevens passes away at 84

New Delhi: Stella Stevens was a seasoned Hollywood actress best remembered for her roles in The Nutty Professor as Stella and The Poseidon Adventure as Linda. Tragically, she died on February 17 in Los Angeles. She was 84 years old at the time. Her son, actor-director-producer Andrew Stevens, revealed to Variety that his mother had […]

Edited By : Sahelee Rakshit | Updated: Feb 20, 2023 11:50 IST
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New Delhi: Stella Stevens was a seasoned Hollywood actress best remembered for her roles in The Nutty Professor as Stella and The Poseidon Adventure as Linda. Tragically, she died on February 17 in Los Angeles. She was 84 years old at the time. Her son, actor-director-producer Andrew Stevens, revealed to Variety that his mother had Alzheimer’s disease before she died.

Her friend and manager, Maria Calabrese, said, “It was an honour and a privilege to have worked with Stella, who was one of the most wonderful and gifted people.”

Former Kiss member Bruce Kulick also announced the news on social media and wrote, “Legendary actress Stella Stevens, my brother’s longtime partner, passed away this morning from a long illness. She is finally reunited with Bob today. She starred in many movies I love. It was very special for my family and I to know her personally. RIP Stella, 1938-2023 (sic).”

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Stella Stevens has also worked in the television industry. She appeared in television shows such as Murder She Wrote and Magnum, P.I. When she was 16, she married electrician Noble Herman Stevens. Stella gave birth to Andrew, her first and only child. She divorced two years later and began modelling and acting. Stevens won a Golden Globe for her role as a chorus girl in Say One for Me in 1959.

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First published on: Feb 19, 2023 05:26 PM IST

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