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Cause of death  Lung disease
Years active  1947–2007
Education  Actors Studio
Occupation  Actor
Role  Television actor
Alma mater  The Actor's Studio
Name  Warren Stevens
Nationality  American
Children  With Huntington: 1

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Full Name  Warren Albert Stevens
Born  November 2, 1919 (1919-11-02) Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died  March 27, 2012, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
Spouse  Barbara French (m. 1969–2012)
TV shows  Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers, Bracken's World
Movies  Forbidden Planet, The Barefoot Contessa, Deadline – USA, Gunpoint, No Name on the Bullet
Similar People  Fred M Wilcox, Sidney Salkow, Earl Bellamy, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Joseph M Newman

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Warren Albert Stevens (November 2, 1919 – March 27, 2012) was an American stage, screen, and television actor.


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Early life and career

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Born in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, Stevens began his acting career after serving in the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II. A founding member of The Actor's Studio in New York, Stevens received notice on Broadway in the late 1940s, and thereafter was offered a Hollywood contract at 20th Century Fox. His first Broadway role was in The Life of Galileo (1947) and his first movie role followed in The Frogmen (1951). As a young studio contract player, Stevens had little choice of material, and he appeared in films that included Phone Call from a Stranger (1952), Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952), and Gorilla at Large (1954). A memorable movie role was that of the ill-fated "Doc" Ostrow in the science fiction film Forbidden Planet (1956). He also had a supporting role in The Barefoot Contessa (1954) with Humphrey Bogart.

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Despite occasional parts in big films, Stevens was unable to break out consistently into A-list movies, so he carved out a career in television as a journeyman dramatic actor.

Television career

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He co-starred as Lt. William Storm in Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (NBC, 1956–1957), a prime time adventure series set in India. Stevens also provided the voice of John Bracken in season one of Bracken's World (NBC, 1968–1970).

He appeared in over 150 prime time shows from the 1950s to the early 1980s, including:

  • Golden Age anthology series (Actors Studio, Campbell Playhouse, Justice, Philco Television Playhouse, Studio One, The United States Steel Hour, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, Route 66),
  • Mysteries Hawaiian Eye (4 episodes), Perry Mason, The Untouchables, Climax!, Checkmate (2 episodes), Surfside 6 (2 episodes), 77 Sunset Strip (2 episodes), Behind Closed Doors, I Spy, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ironside (3 episodes), The Mod Squad, Cannon (3 episodes), Griff, Mission: Impossible.
  • Horror and Sci Fi Inner Sanctum (3 episodes), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (2 episodes), The Twilight Zone (episode "Dead Man's Shoes"), One Step Beyond (episode "The Riddle"), Mission: Impossible (4 episodes), The Outer Limits (episode "Keeper of the Purple Twilight"), Star Trek (episode "By Any Other Name"), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (3 episodes), The Time Tunnel, Science Fiction Theater, Land of the Giants (2 episodes)
  • Comedies The Donna Reed Show (2 episodes, 1965 and 1966)
  • Westerns (Laramie, The Rebel, The Man Called Shenandoah), Wagon Train (2 episodes), The Alaskans, Gunsmoke (3 episodes), Bonanza (4 episodes), Daniel Boone (3 episodes), The Virginian (3 episodes), Rawhide, and Have Gun, Will Travel (3 episodes)). Tombstone Territory ( 1 episode )
  • Stevens' appearances on CBS's Have Gun, Will Travel introduced him to Richard Boone, who hired him for a continuing television role on The Richard Boone Show, an award-winning NBC anthology series which lasted for the 1963–1964 season.

    Stevens was a close friend of actor Richard Basehart and helped him through a difficult divorce in the early 1960s. Stevens guest-starred in a few episodes of Basehart's ABC series, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He also had a supporting role on another Irwin Allen production, The Return of Captain Nemo in 1978.

    In his later years, Stevens' appearances were infrequent. He guest-starred in ER in March 2006 and had two roles in 2007.


    Stevens died on March 27, 2012, from complications of lung disease in his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. He was survived by his three children.

    Selected television credits

    "Doc Holidays Gold Bars"


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