Laraine Stephens (born July 24, 1941) is an American actress.

Laraine Stephens
Tony Franciosa and Laraine Stephens - Matt Helm 1975.jpg
Stephens and Tony Franciosa in a publicity photo for the Matt Helm TV series
Born (1941-07-24) July 24, 1941 (age 78)
Spouse(s)
David Gerber
(m. 1970; died 2010)

Stephens was born in Oakland, California.[1] She studied at both Los Angeles City College and the University of California, Los Angeles.[2]

A coloratura soprano,[2] Stephens performed in operas before moving into acting.[3]

On television, Stephens played Diane Waring in Bracken's World,[4] Irene Stefan in Eischied,[4]:302 Claire Kronski in Matt Helm,[4]:667 Susan Wentworth in O.K. Crackerby,[4]:783 Claire Estep in Rich Man, Poor Man Book II,[4]:892 and Dr. Karen Fletcher in Women in White.[4]:1190

She also appeared in the TV series Leave It to Beaver, Surfside 6, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Laramie, Laredo, The F.B.I., Tarzan, The Name of the Game, I Dream of Jeannie, Love, American Style, Nanny and the Professor, Cade's County, The Mod Squad, Marcus Welby, M.D., Mission: Impossible, Mannix, McCloud, Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Movin' On, The Quest, Police Story, Police Woman, Hawaii Five-O, The Next Step Beyond, Vegas, The Love Boat, T. J. Hooker, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Fantasy Island, among others. She appeared in the films 40 Guns to Apache Pass; Hellfighters; and The Thousand Plane Raid; and in the TV movies The Screaming Woman; Adventures of Nick Carter; Jarrett; The Girl on the Late, Late Show; The Rangers; Risko; The Courage and the Passion; Crash; Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders; Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders II; Power; and Scruples[5].

In 1964, Sinatra Enterprises signed Stephens for a role in the film None but the Brave.[6]

On June 12, 1970, Stephens married producer David Gerber[1]. The couple operated Gerber Vineyards.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Beck, Marilyn (December 22, 1970). "'Bracken's World' to Get The Axe on Christmas Day". Pensacola News Journal. Florida, Pensacola. p. 24. Retrieved October 6, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ a b Kleiner, Dick (June 7, 1970). "The Last Gasp Of A Bachelor Girl". Abilene Reporter-News. Texas, Abilene. p. 8 - E. Retrieved October 6, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ Stern, Harold (November 8, 1965). "Newcomer Laraine Stephens Clicks In First TV Pilot". The Journal Herald. Ohio, Dayton. p. 39. Retrieved October 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ a b c d e f Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 129. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  5. ^ "Laraine Stephens". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  6. ^ "Film Debut For Actress". The Gazette. Canada, Montreal. June 22, 1964. p. 10. Retrieved October 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  7. ^ Misuraca, Karen. Backroads of the California Wine Country. Voyageur Press. pp. 113, 116. ISBN 9781610603492. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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