- Mark Stevens (actor)
in The Dark Corner (1946)
Born Richard William Stevens
December 13, 1916
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died September 15, 1994(aged 77)
Other names Stephen Richards Years active 1943–1987 Spouse Annelle Hayes (m. 1945–1962) (divorced) 2 children
Mark Stevens (December 13, 1916 – September 15, 1994) was an American actor.
Born Richard William Stevens in Cleveland, Ohio, he first studied to become a painter before becoming active in theater work. He then launched a radio career as an announcer in Akron, Ohio.
Moving to Hollywood, he became a Warner Brothers contract actor at $100 a week in 1943. The studio darkened and straightened his curly ginger-colored hair and covered his freckles. At first he was billed as Stephen Richards, but it was changed to Mark Stevens at the suggestion of Darryl Zanuck when he moved to 20th Century Fox.
Stevens emerged as a film noir leading man in such films as Within These Walls (1945) and The Dark Corner (1946), the latter pairing him with Lucille Ball. He played an FBI man going undercover to arrest a gangster played by Richard Widmark in The Street with No Name (1948), and appeared as Olivia de Havilland's loyal husband in The Snake Pit. Stevens also performed in musicals including I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) and Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949).
From 1954-1956, he played a newspaper managing editor in the CBS series Big Town, having replaced Patrick McVey, who starred in the role from 1950-1954.
In the 1950s Stevens was also a television actor, producer and writer. He worked in semi-retirement in the 1960s in Europe. In the 80's he appeared in television shows Magnum, P.I. and Murder, She Wrote.
On September 15, 1994, Stevens died of cancer in Majores, Spain, at the age of seventy-seven.
For his contribution to the television industry, Mark Stevens has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, located at 6637 Hollywood Blvd.
Year Film Role Notes 1943 Destination Tokyo Admiral's aide Uncredited 1944 Passage to Marseille Lieutenant Hastings Uncredited Roaring Guns Lance Ferris as Stephen Richards The Doughgirls Lt. Harry Kerry Uncredited Hollywood Canteen Soldier on deck Uncredited 1945 Objective, Burma! Lt. Barker as Stephen Richards God Is My Co-Pilot Sgt. Baldridge as Stephen Richards The Horn Blows at Midnight Angel Uncredited Rhapsody in Blue Steve Uncredited Within These Walls Steve Purcell Pride of the Marines Ainslee as Stephen Richards 1946 From This Day Forward Bill Cummings The Dark Corner Bradford Galt 1947 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now Joe Howard 1948 The Street with No Name Gene Cordell/George Manly The Snake Pit Robert Cunningham 1949 Sand Jeff Keane Oh, You Beautiful Doll Larry Kelly Dancing in the Dark Bill Davis 1950 Please Believe Me Matthew Kinston Between Midnight and Dawn Officer Rocky Barnes 1951 Target Unknown Capt. Jerome 'Steve' Stevens Katie Did It Peter Van Arden Little Egypt Wayne Cravat Reunion in Reno Norman Drake 1952 Mutiny Capt. James Marshall The Lost Hours Paul Smith Torpedo Alley Lt. Bob Bingham 1953 Jack Slade Joseph A. 'Jack' Slade 1954 Cry Vengeance Vic Barron Also director 1956 Time Table Charlie Norman Also director 1957 Gunsight Ridge Velvet Clark 1958 Gun Fever Luke Ram Also director Gunsmoke in Tucson Jedediah (Chip) Coburn 1960 September Storm Joe Balfour 1963 Escape from Hell Island Capt. James Also director 1964 Fate Is the Hunter Mickey Doolan Frozen Alive Dr. Frank Overton Original title: Der Fall X701 1965 Jessy Does Not Forgive... He Kills! Sheriff Jeff Kinsley Original title: Tierra de fuego 1966 Go with God, Gringo Smith Original title: Vaya con dios gringo 1969 Cry for Poor Wally Gaylord Blue - Radio DJ Spain Again Dr. David Foster Original title: España otra vez 1972 The Fury of the Wolfman Bill Williams Uncredited
Original title: La furia del Hombre Lobo
- 1916 births
- 1994 deaths
- American actors
- People from Cleveland, Ohio
- American film actors
- American television actors
- People from Akron, Ohio
- Cancer deaths in Spain
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