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Overview (3)

Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (blood clot)
Birth NameLeslie Clark Stevens IV

Mini Bio (2)

Leslie Stevens IV was a Navy brat. The son of Adm. Leslie Stevens made his mark first on Broadway, where his play, "The Marriage Go-Round", was a hit. He eventually wrote the screenplay for a movie version in 1960. After adapting Gore Vidal's "The Left-Handed Gun" to the screen in 1959, Stevens produced a low-budget melodrama, Private Property (1960), which starred his then-wife Kate Manx and was filmed at his Hollywood Hills home. The movie led to other work. In the early 1960s, Stevens was the head of Daystar Productions, one of the few independent TV production companies to survive amid the majors. Daystar created the Stoney Burke (1962) and The Outer Limits (1963) series. His 1965 movie Incubus (1966), which starred William Shatner and featured dialog spoken in Esperanto, was withdrawn from circulation by Stevens, who never released the movie beyond a few film festival showings. Stevens claimed in interviews that the deaths of two actors from the film made "Incubus" impossible for him to watch. In the 1970s, Stevens went on the payroll at Universal Studios and produced science-fiction series such as Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) and Gemini Man (1976). His final movie as a director was Three Kinds of Heat (1987) and, although his output in the 1990s was spotty, he did write a children's film, Gordy (1995).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jeff Frentzen <frentzen@newsguy.com>

Leslie Stevens' interest in science was sparked when he studied for Annapolis at the behest of his father, a Navy admiral. But, the Broadway theatre intrigued him more than a military career, and he headed for New York as a fledging writer. It was a wise decision. He wrote the hit Broadway comedy "Marriage-Go-Round", which he later adapted to the screen, and produced, as a starring vehicle for Susan Hayward. He wrote the screenplay for The Left Handed Gun (1958), directed by Arthur Penn and starring Paul Newman. Other films which Stevens produced, directed and wrote included Hero's Island (1962), starring James Mason, and Private Property (1960), starring Warren Oates. In television, he created The Outer Limits (1963) series, which he also wrote, directed and supervised as executive producer. He was writer, director and executive producer of the pilot film and major episodes of It Takes a Thief (1968) and McCloud (1970) and wrote and produced installments for the series, The Invisible Man (1975) and Gemini Man (1976).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (5)

Shakti Chen (29 September 1984 - 24 April 1998) ( his death)
Lorraine Yolanda Kocourek (1968 - 24 April 1984) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Allyson Ames (3 October 1965 - 30 November 1966) ( divorced)
Kate Manx (11 May 1958 - 30 July 1964) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Ruth "Ramse" Stevens Mostoller (1950 - 1953) ( divorced)

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