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Inger Stevens (born Ingrid Stensland; October 18, 1934 – April 30, 1970)[1] was a Swedish–American film, television, and stage actress.

Stevens was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the eldest child of Per Gustaf and Lisbet Stensland. When she was six years old, her mother abandoned the family (taking her youngest son Peter with her). Soon afterwards Stevens’ father moved to the United States, leaving Stevens and her brother, Ola, in the custody of the family maid—and then later with an aunt in Lidingö, near Stockholm. In 1944, she and her brother moved to the United States and lived with their father and his new wife in New York City where he was teaching at Columbia University. At age 13, Stevens moved with her family to Manhattan, Kansas, where her father taught at Kansas State University. Stevens attended Manhattan High School.

At 16, she ran away from home to Kansas City, and worked in burlesque shows. At 18, she left Kansas City to return to New York City, where she worked as a chorus girl and in the Garment District while taking classes at the Actors Studio.

Stevens appeared on television series, in commercials, and in plays until she received her big break in the film Man on Fire, starring Bing Crosby.

Roles in major films followed, including a starring role opposite Harry Belafonte in 1959’s The World, the Flesh and the Devil, but she achieved her greatest success in the television series The Farmer’s Daughter (1963–1966), with William Windom. Previously, Stevens had appeared in episodes of Bonanza, Route 66, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Eleventh Hour, Sam Benedict The Aquanuts (1960 TV series) and The Twilight Zone.

Following the cancellation of The Farmer’s Daughter in 1966, Stevens appeared in several films: A Guide for the Married Man (1967), with Walter Matthau; Hang ‘Em High, with Clint Eastwood; 5 Card Stud, with Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum; and Madigan with Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark. At the time of her death, Stevens was attempting to revive her television career with the detective drama series The Most Deadly Game.

Her first husband was her agent Anthony Soglio, to whom she was married from 1955 to 1957.

In January 1966, she was appointed to the Advisory Board of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute by then-California governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown. She also was named Chairman of the California Council for Retarded Children. Her aunt was Karin Stensland Junker, author of The Child in the Glass Ball.

On the morning of April 30, 1970, Stevens’s sometime roommate and companion, Lola McNally, found her on the kitchen floor of her Hollywood Hills home. According to McNally, when she called Stevens’s name, she opened her eyes, lifted her head, and tried to speak, but was unable to make any sound. McNally told police that she had spoken to Stevens the previous night and had seen no sign of trouble. Stevens died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. On arrival, medics removed a small bandage from her chin that revealed a small amount of fresh blood oozing from a cut that appeared to have been a few hours old. Los Angeles County Coroner Dr. Thomas Noguchi attributed Stevens’s death to “acute barbiturate poisoning” that was eventually ruled a suicide.

Inger Stevens

Inger Stevens Biography / Wiki

NameInger Stevens
Also Know
Known ForActing
Place of BirthStockholm, Sweden
Date of Birth1934-10-18
Age(as in 2022)35

Inger Stevens Acting Movies

Movie NameCharacterRelease DateOverview
Cry Terror!Joan Molner1958-05-02A mad bomber holds an innocent family hostage….
The World, the Flesh and the DevilSarah Crandall1959-05-01Ralph Burton is a miner who is trapped for several days as a result of a cave-in. When he finally manages to dig himself out, he realizes that all of …
Hang ’em HighRachel Warren1968-07-31Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his…
House of CardsAnne de Villemont1968-09-16In 1960s Paris, an American boxer stumbles upon an international fascist conspiracy that aims to create a new world order….
A Guide for the Married ManRuth Manning1967-01-01A man gives his friend a series of lessons on how to cheat on one’s wife without being caught….
The Borgia StickEve Harrison1967-02-25A suburban couple discovers that they are pawns for a powerful crime syndicate. They try to break away from the cartel and go legitimate, but the synd…
Man on FireNina Wylie1957-08-22Bitter over their divorce, a wealthy businessman (Bing Crosby in a rare non-singing, unsympathetic role) prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child….
Run, Simon, RunCarroll Rennard1970-12-01A Papago Indian returns to his reservation after a prison term and searches for his brother’s killer….
MadiganJulia Madigan1968-03-29Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch …
The BuccaneerAnnette Claiborne1958-12-11During the War of 1812 against Britain: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will …
FirecreekEvelyn Pittman1968-01-24A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town….
A Time for KillingEmily Biddle1967-08-01During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison and head for the Mexican border. Along the way, they kill a Union courier bearin…
5 Card StudLily Langford1968-07-28The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one….
A Dream of KingsAnna1969-01-01A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago’s vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a…
The Mask of ShebaSarah Kramer1970-03-09Intrigue, romance, and the customary angry natives are the major elements in this tale of a hunt for a priceless gold mask in the jungles of Ethiopia….
The New InternsNancy Terman1964-06-01Young doctors mix romance with their careers in a big-city hospital….

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