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Also Known As: Stephen Richards,Richard Stevens,Steve Richards,Stephen Richards Died: September 15, 1994
Born: December 13, 1916 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ... actor producer director announcer painter radio station production manager
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Mark Stevens was an accomplished actor who led an impressive career, primarily on the big screen. In his early acting career, Stevens appeared in such films as "From This Day Forward" (1946), "The Dark Corner" (1946) and "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" (1947). He also appeared in "The Street With No Name" (1948), "Oh, You Beautiful Doll!" (1949) and "Sand" (1949). He kept working in film throughout the fifties, starring in "Between Midnight and Dawn" (1950), "Dancing in the Dark" (1950) and "Little Egypt" (1951). He also appeared in "Mutiny" (1952) and "Timetable" (1956). Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in "Gunsight Ridge" (1957), "Fate Is the Hunter" (1964) and "It Happened in Hollywood" (1972). He also appeared in "The Devil in Miss Jones" (1973) and "Angel Number 9" (1974). He held additional roles in television including a part on "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS, 1984-1996). Stevens more recently acted in the thriller "White Angel" (1994) with Harriet Robinson. Stevens passed away in September 1994 at the age of 78.

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Source: Wikipedia The Internet Encyclopedia

Mark Stevens (December 13, 1916 – September 15, 1994) was an American movie actor of the 1940s and 1950s. He was born Richard Stevens in Cleveland, Ohio. After studying to become a painter, Ohioan Mark Stevens became 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. They changed his looks and his stage name. They darkened and straightened his curly ginger-colored hair and covered his freckles. At first he was billed as Stephen Richards, but it was later changed again 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 up with Lucille Ball. He received one of what many critics consider his best role, as an FBI man going undercover to arrest a gangster played by Richard Widmark in The Street with No Name (1948). He appeared as Olivia de Havilland's loyal husband in The Snake Pit. Stevens also appeared in musicals including I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) and Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949). In the 1950s Stevens was also a television star, 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. He died in Majores, Spain, aged 77. Stevens has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, located at 6637 Hollywood Blvd.

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