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RIP Stella Stevens, 84


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I thought she was a good actress, especially comedy. From an article, link following blurb.


Stella Stevens, a Memphis kid who found international success as a Hollywood sex symbol and a comedic and dramatic actress opposite such varied leading men as Elvis Presley and Jerry Lewis, died Friday in Los Angeles after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 84.


Stevens was "discovered," in classic magic-of-the-movies fashion, when a visiting press agent spotted her working as a "Junior Fashion Model" in the tea room at the old Goldsmith's department store in Downtown Memphis.


The agent had connections with 20th Century Fox, and soon Stevens was testing for movie roles and beginning an acting career that would include such hit movies as "The Nutty Professor" (1963), "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (1963) and "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972).




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