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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 May 1925Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameAnn Evelyn Allen

Mini Bio (1)

Angela Stevens was born on May 8, 1925 in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California, USA as Ann Evelyn Allen. She is an actress, known for Creature with the Atom Brain (1955), The Sun Was Setting (1951) and Savage Mutiny (1953). She was previously married to George F. Zika.

Spouse (1)

George F. Zika (? - 12 January 1999) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Retired abruptly from acting in the early 1960s to take care of her ailing 15-year-old son, Joe, who tragically broke his neck after diving off a pier and hitting a sandbar. She nursed him for 23 years until his death at the age of 38.
Sought $36,500 in damages from the owners of a dress shop who allegedly allowed a "wild and vicious" ocelot to attack her. The suit is filed against the operators of Carole Chris of California, a North Hollywood women's apparel store. Angela claimed she suffered forearm and leg bites which left disfiguring teeth marks and caused her to lose a part in the film Six Bridges to Cross (1955). The case was settled in September 1956 out of court. The amount of settlement was not disclosed.
According to a "Classic Images" interview of Angela by Michael Barnum, she developed a fondness for monkeys and apes while filming two "Jungle Jim" movies. She later had a gibbon ape as a pet.
Never had an acting lesson.
At the beginning of her career she worked under her married name of Ann Zika. Producer-director Jules White, who helmed a number of The Three Stooges shorts in which she appeared, encouraged her to change it to the more suitable marquee name of Angela Stevens.
Started off briefly as a model for Tom Kelly, who was the photographer best known for shooting Marilyn Monroe's famous nude pics on red velvet. Angela appeared on Kelly's "Eastside Beer" billboards, which were spotted by Warner Bros and she quickly was ushered into films.
Attractive, shapely blonde leading lady who fell into acting during the early 1950s in order to earn extra money.

Personal Quotes (2)

I really had no desire to be an actress. People used to stop me on the street, photographers mostly, and ask me if I'd pose for them. So I was doing that for nothing until someone suggested I ought to be getting paid for it.
To me, it was just work. You go, you say your horrible lines, you get paid. I am glad I did it though, and it is something fun to talk about if anyone should ask, although I don't normally mention it otherwise. It was a section of my life that was interesting and I was glad I took part in it.

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