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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 March 1902Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 5 January 1977Van Nuys, California, USA  (pneumonia resulting from a broken hip suffered under apparent maltreatment at a nursing home)
Birth NameOnslow Ford Stevenson
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Son of character actor Houseley Stevenson, brother of designer Edward Stevenson and actor Houseley Stevenson Jr., Onslow Stevens was highly active from mid-1920s at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, where his entire family worked frequently as performers, directors and teachers. he scored a major success on Broadway in "Stage Door" in 1936. He played many leading roles and even more character parts over the years. Although at first a stalwart and reliable figure in films, in later years his career was adversely affected by alcohol. Nevertheless, he was a familiar and respected performer for many years. His final months were spent in a Van Nuys, California, nursing home where, in November 1976, he suffered a broken hip under unclear circumstances. Pneumonia set in and he died in January 1977. A coroner's inquest ruled that the broken hip had occurred "at the hands of another, not an accident."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Spouse (4)

Rose Heit (aka Rose Marsel) (21 October 1961 - ?)
Anne Buchanan (1936 - ?) (divorced)
Phyllis Cooper Stevens (28 August 1934 - 1935) (divorced)
Vanessie Clark (? - ?)

Trade Mark (1)

Smooth, resonant voice

Trivia (2)

An avid nudist. Stevens would often try to convince his fellow cast members of the health benefits associated with naturalism.

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