Onslow Stevens

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Onslow Stevens
BornOnslow Ford Stevenson
(1902-03-29)March 29, 1902
Los Angeles, California, USA
DiedJanuary 5, 1977(1977-01-05) (aged 74)
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA
Other namesOnslow Stevenson
OccupationActor
Years active1931-1962
Spouse(s)Rose Heit (1961-?)
Ann Buchanan (1936-?) (divorced)
Phyllis Cooper Stevens (1934-1935) (divorced)
Vanessie Clark
 
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Onslow Stevens
BornOnslow Ford Stevenson
(1902-03-29)March 29, 1902
Los Angeles, California, USA
DiedJanuary 5, 1977(1977-01-05) (aged 74)
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA
Other namesOnslow Stevenson
OccupationActor
Years active1931-1962
Spouse(s)Rose Heit (1961-?)
Ann Buchanan (1936-?) (divorced)
Phyllis Cooper Stevens (1934-1935) (divorced)
Vanessie Clark

Onslow Stevens (March 29, 1902 – January 5, 1977) was an American stage, television and film actor.

Career[edit]

Born Onslow Ford Stevenson in Los Angeles, California, he was the son of character actor Houseley Stevenson. Stevens became involved in performing in 1928, appearing in Under the Roof at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, where his entire family worked as performers, directors and teachers. His first major success came from his performance in the Broadway play Stage Door. He then went on to star in over 80 films, at first as the lead actor, but mostly in character roles later in his career.

Death[edit]

He spent the last years of his life in a nursing home in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, where, according to his wife, he was abused by his fellow patients. He died of pneumonia after suffering a broken hip in 1977, at the age of 74. His interment was located in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery with an unmarked grave.

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Onslow Stevens has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6349 Hollywood Boulevard.

Selected filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1931The Gay DiplomatLieutenantUncredited
1932Heroes of the WestTom Crosby
1933Peg o' My HeartSir Gerald "Jerry" Markham
Secret of the Blue RoomFrank Faber
1934The Vanishing ShadowStanley Stanfield
In Love with Life
I Can't EscapeSteve Nichols
1935A Notorious GentlemanJohn Barrett
The Three MusketeersAramis
1936Under Two FlagsSidi-Ben Youssiff
1937Flight From GloryEllis
1939When Tomorrow ComesJim Holden
1940Mystery Sea Raider
1941The Monster and the GirlJ. Stanley McMastersAlternative titles: The Avenging Brain
D.O.A.
1942Sunset SerenadeGregg Jackson
1943Appointment in BerlinRudolph Von Preissing
1944Hands Across the BorderBrock Danvers
1945House of DraculaDr. Franz EdlemannAlternative title: The Wolf Man's Cure
1946O.S.S.Field
Canyon PassageJack Lestrade
Angel on My ShoulderDr. Matt Higgins
1948Night Has a Thousand EyesDr. WaltersCredited as Onslow Stevenson
1949Red, Hot and BlueLaddie Corwin
1950State PenitentiaryRichard Evans
1951SiroccoEmir Hassan
1952The San Francisco StoryCaptain Jim Martin
1953The Charge at Feather RiverGrover Johnson
A Lion Is in the StreetsGuy Polli
1954Them!Brig. Gen. Robert O'Brien
1955New York ConfidentialJohnny Achilles
1956Tribute to a Bad ManHearn
The Ten CommandmentsLugal
1957Kelly and MeWalter Van Runkel
1958Tarawa BeachheadGeneral Nathan Keller
1960All the Fine Young CannibalsJoshua Davis
1962The CouchDr. W.L. Janz, M.D.
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1952This Is the LifeMr. Fisher1 episode
1953Schlitz Playhouse of StarsSenator Scott Varnum1 episode
1954The Pepsi-Cola PlayhouseDetective Meers
Thompson
2 episodes
1955CheyenneJudge Culver1 episode
1956Steve Donovan, Western MarshalBen Morgan1 episode
1957Have Gun – Will TravelDr. Mayhew1 episode
1958The Adventures of Rin Tin TinMajor Edward Karn1 episode
1959GunsmokeSheriff Ben Goddard1 episode
1960The OutlawsJohn Kyle1 episode
1960–1961The Wonderful World of DisneyGeneral Miles2 episodes
1961LaramieGeneral Taylor Roberts1 episode

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