Onslow Stevens

Onslow Stevens (born Onslow Ford Stevenson; March 29, 1902 – January 5, 1977) was an American stage, television and film actor.

Onslow Stevens
Onslow Stevens in Hands Across the Border (1944).jpg
Stevens in Hands Across the Border (1944)
Born
Onslow Ford Stevenson

(1902-03-29)March 29, 1902
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedJanuary 5, 1977(1977-01-05) (aged 74)
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeValhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
Other namesOnslow Stevenson
OccupationActor
Years active1928–1962
Spouse(s)
Phyllis Cooper Stevens
(m. 1934; div. 1935)

Ann Buchanan
(m. 1936; div. 19??)
Vanessie Clark
(m. 1944; div. 1946)

Marley Shofner
(m. 1959; div. 1960)

Rose Heit
(m. 1961)
Parent(s)Houseley Stevenson

Early yearsEdit

Born in Los Angeles, California, Stevens was the son of British-born character actor Houseley Stevenson.[1]

CareerEdit

Stevens became involved in performing in 1926 at the Pasadena Community Playhouse,[2] where his entire family worked as performers, directors and teachers.[citation needed]

His Broadway debut came in Stage Door (1936).[2] He performed in over 80 films, at first as the lead actor, but mostly in character roles later in his career.

DeathEdit

He spent the last years of his life in a nursing home in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California,[2] where, according to his wife, he was abused by his fellow residents and that his death was neither from natural causes nor an accident.[3] He died of pneumonia after suffering a broken hip in 1977, at the age of 74. His interment was in an unmarked grave located at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California.[4]

RecognitionEdit

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Stevens has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6349 Hollywood Boulevard.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Feature-length films of Onslow Stevens
Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
The Gay Diplomat 1932 Lieutenant Film debut, Uncredited [6]
Once in a Lifetime 1932 Lawrence Vail [7]
Radio Patrol 1932 Carl Hughes [8]
The Golden West 1932 Calvin Brown [9]
Born to Fight 1932 Clark Moran [10]
Okay, America! 1932 President Off-screen credit [11]
Heroes of the West 1932 Tom Crosby [12]
Jungle Mystery 1932 Jack Morgan Chapter 12: "Buried Treasure"
Counsellor at Law 1933 John P. Tedesco [13]
Secret of the Blue Room 1933 Frank Faber [14]
Peg o' My Heart 1933 Sir Gerald "Jerry" Markham [15]
Nagana 1933 Dr. Roy Stark [16]
Only Yesterday 1933 Barnard, Party Guest [17]
Bombay Mail 1934 John Hawley [18]
This Side of Heaven 1934 Walter Hamilton [19]
The Crosby Case 1934 Francis Scott Graham [20]
I Like It That Way 1934 Harry Rogers [21]
I'll Tell the World 1934 Prince Michael [22]
The Vanishing Shadow 1934 Stanley Stanfield
Affairs of a Gentleman 1934 Lyn Durland [23]
In Love with Life 1934 Prof. John Sylvestus Applegate [24]
I Can't Escape 1934 Steve Nichols
aka Steve Cummings
[25]
House of Danger 1934 Don Phillips [26]
A Notorious Gentleman 1935 John Barrett [27]
Born to Gamble 1935 Dan 'Ace' Cartwright
Henry Mathews
[28]
The Three Musketeers 1935 Aramis [29]
Grand Exit 1935 John Grayson [30]
Forced Landing 1935 Farraday [31]
The Bridge of Sighs 1936 Jeffrey 'Jeff' Powell [32]
Yellow Dust 1936 Jack Hanway [33]
Three on the Trail 1936 Pecos Kane [34]
Under Two Flags 1936 Sidi-Ben Youssiff [35]
F-Man 1936 Mr. Shaw [36]
Easy Money 1936 Dan Adams [37]
Straight from the Shoulder 1936 Mr. Wendi [38]
Murder with Pictures 1936 Nate Girard [39]
You Can't Buy Luck 1937 Joe Baldwin [40]
Flight From Glory 1937 Ellis [41]
There Goes the Groom 1937 Dr. Becker [42]
Life Returns 1938 Dr. John Kendrick Note: 1938 theatrical release, previously released in 1934-1935 for select showings only. [43]
When Tomorrow Comes 1939 Jim Holden [44]
Those High Grey Walls 1939 Dr. Frank Norton [45]
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk 1940 Frederick Keller [46]
Mystery Sea Raider 1940 Carl Cutler [47]
Who Killed Aunt Maggie? 1940 Bob Dunbar [48]
The Monster and the Girl 1941 J. Stanley McMasters Alternative titles: The Avenging Brain
D.O.A.
[49]
Go West, Young Lady 1941 Tom Hannegan [50]
Sunset Serenade 1942 Gregg Jackson [51]
Idaho 1943 State Ranger Bob Stevens [52]
Appointment in Berlin 1943 Rudolph Von Preissing [53]
Hands Across the Border 1944 Brock Danvers [54]
House of Dracula 1945 Dr. Franz Edlemann Alternative title: The Wolf Man's Cure [55]
O.S.S. 1946 Field [56]
Canyon Passage 1946 Jack Lestrade [57]
Angel on My Shoulder 1946 Dr. Max Higgins [58]
The Creeper 1948 Dr. Jim Bordon [59]
Walk a Crooked Mile 1948 Igor Braun [60]
Night Has a Thousand Eyes 1948 Dr. Walters Credited as Onslow Stevenson [61]
The Gallant Blade 1948 Gen. de la Garance [62]
Bomba, the Jungle Boy 1949 George Harland [63]
Red, Hot and Blue 1949 Captain Allen [64]
State Penitentiary 1950 Jim Evans [65]
Mark of the Gorilla 1950 Prof. Brandt [66]
Motor Patrol 1950 Lt. Dearborn [67]
Sirocco 1951 Emir Hassan [68]
Lorna Doone 1951 Counsellor Doone [69]
The Hills of Utah 1951 Jayda McQueen [70]
Sealed Cargo 1951 Cmdr. James McLean [71]
Revenue Agent 1951 Sam Bellows [72]
One Too Many 1951 Dr. Foster [73]
All That I Have 1951 Attorney Palmer [74]
Life of St. Paul 1951 Series of five short films [75]
The Family Secret 1951 Judge Geoffrey N. Williams [76]
The San Francisco Story 1952 Captain Jim Martin [77]
The Magnificent Adventure 1952 [78]
The Charge at Feather River 1953 Grover Johnson [79]
A Lion Is in the Streets 1953 Guy Polli [80]
Fangs of the Wild 1954 Jim Summers [81]
They Rode West 1954 Col. Ethan Waters [82]
Them! 1954 Brig. Gen. Robert O'Brien [83]
New York Confidential 1955 Johnny Achilles [84]
Tribute to a Bad Man 1956 Hearn [85]
Outside the Law 1956 Chief Agent Alec Conrad [86]
The Ten Commandments 1956 Lugal [87]
Kelly and Me 1957 Walter Van Runkel [88]
Lonelyhearts 1958 Mr. Lassiter [89]
The Party Crashers 1958 Jim Nickerson [90]
Tarawa Beachhead 1958 General Nathan Keller [91]
The Buccaneer 1959 Phipps - Customs Inspector [92]
All the Fine Young Cannibals 1960 Joshua Davis [93]
The Couch 1962 Dr. W.L. Janz, M.D. [94]

TelevisionEdit

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1954 Waterfront Capt. Bart Hubbard/Sam Borer 2 episodes
1955 Cheyenne Judge Culver 1 episode
1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Major Edward Karn 1 episode
1958-1960 Wagon Train Jack Hanford/Francis Mason/Col. Daniel Morgan Benedict II/Cass Fleming 4 episodes:incl.'The Mark Hanford Story'
1959 Gunsmoke Sheriff Ben Goddard 1 episode
The Deputy Tom Deaver 1 episode
Bonanza Flint Johnson 1 episode
1960 Overland Trail President Ulysses S. Grant 1 episode
Outlaws John Kyle 1 episode
1960–1961 Texas John Slaughter The Wonderful World of Disney General Miles

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c "Onslow Stevens, Character Actor". The New York Times. January 6, 1977. Archived from the original on November 3, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Death of Actor Being Probed". The Los Angeles Times at Newspapers.com. January 6, 1977. Retrieved August 3, 2018. 
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  8. ^ "Radio Patrol". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  9. ^ "The Golden West". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  10. ^ "Born to Fight". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  11. ^ "Okay, America!". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  12. ^ "Heroes of the West". www.tcm.com. TCM. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  13. ^ "Counsellor at Law". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  14. ^ "Secret of the Blue Room". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  15. ^ "Peg-o'-my-heart". UCLA Film & Television Archive. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  16. ^ "Nagana". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  17. ^ "Only Yesterday". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  18. ^ "Bombay Mail". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  19. ^ "This Side of Heaven". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  20. ^ "The Crosby Case". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  21. ^ "I Like It That Way". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  22. ^ "I'll Tell the World". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  23. ^ "Affairs of a Gentleman". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  24. ^ "In Love with Life". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  25. ^ "I Can't Escape". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  26. ^ "House of Danger". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  27. ^ "A Notorious Gentleman". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  28. ^ "Born to Gamble". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  29. ^ "The Three Musketeers". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  30. ^ "Grand Exit". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  31. ^ "Forced Landing". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  32. ^ "The Bridge of Sighs". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  33. ^ "Yellow Dust". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  34. ^ "Three on the Trail". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  35. ^ "Under Two Flags". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  36. ^ "F-Man". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  37. ^ "Easy Money". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  38. ^ "Straight from the Shoulder". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  39. ^ "Murder with Pictures". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  40. ^ "You Can't Buy Luck". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  41. ^ "Flight From Glory". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  42. ^ "There Goes the Groom". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  43. ^ "Life Returns". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  44. ^ "When Tomorrow Comes". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  45. ^ "Those High Grey Walls". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  46. ^ "The Man Who Wouldn't Talk". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  47. ^ "Mystery Sea Raider". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  48. ^ "Who Killed Aunt Maggie?". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  49. ^ "The Monster and the Girl". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  50. ^ "Go West, Young Lady". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  51. ^ "Sunset Serenade". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  52. ^ "Idaho]". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  53. ^ "Appointment in Berlin]". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  54. ^ "Hands Across the Border". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  55. ^ "House of Dracula". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  56. ^ "O.S.S." AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  57. ^ "Canyon Passage". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  58. ^ "Angel on My Shoulder". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  59. ^ "The Creeper". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  60. ^ "Walk a Crooked Mile". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  61. ^ "Night Has a Thousand Eyes". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  62. ^ "The Gallant Blade". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  63. ^ "Bomba, the Jungle Boy". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  64. ^ "Red, Hot and Blue". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  65. ^ "State Penitentiary". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  66. ^ "Mark of the Gorilla". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  67. ^ "Motor Patrol". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  68. ^ "Sirocco". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  69. ^ "Lorna Doone". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  70. ^ "The Hills of Utah". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  71. ^ "Sealed Cargo". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  72. ^ "Revenue Agent". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  73. ^ "One Too Many". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  74. ^ "All That I Have". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  75. ^ "Life of St. Paul". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  76. ^ "The Family Secret". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  77. ^ "The San Francisco Story". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  78. ^ "The Magnificent Adventure (1952) - | Cast and Crew | AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  79. ^ "Charge at Feather River". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  80. ^ "A Lion Is in the Streets". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  81. ^ "Fangs of the Wild". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  82. ^ "They Rode West". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  83. ^ "Them". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  84. ^ "New York Confidential". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  85. ^ "Tribute to a Bad Man". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  86. ^ "Outside the Law". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  87. ^ "The Ten Commandments". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  88. ^ "Kelly and Me". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  89. ^ "Lonelyhearts". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  90. ^ "The Party Crashers". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  91. ^ "Tarawa Beachhead". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  92. ^ "The Buccaneer". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  93. ^ "All the Fine Young Cannibals". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  94. ^ "The Couch". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 30, 2021.

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