Elaine Stewart

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Elaine Stewart
Elaine Stewart in The Bad and the Beautiful trailer.jpg
Publicity photo from The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Born Elsy Steinberg
(1930-05-31)May 31, 1930
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
Died June 27, 2011(2011-06-27) (aged 81)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1952–76
Spouse(s) Bill Carter (1961–63; divorced)
Merrill Heatter (1964–2011; her death); 2 children
Children Stewart and Gabrielle

Elaine Stewart (May 31, 1930 – June 27, 2011)[1] was an American actress and model.


Stewart was born in Montclair, New Jersey as Elsy Steinberg. She was one of five children born into a German Jewish family.[2] In 1961, nearing the end of her television career, she married actor Bill Carter. After her divorce from Carter, she married television producer Merrill Heatter on December 31, 1964. They had a son, Stewart, and a daughter, Gabrielle.[1]


Stewart made her debut by winning Miss See in See Magazine in 1952, with measurements 34–25–36. She was in many magazines such as Playboy and Photoplay. She had a supporting role in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), as Lila. She was featured as the love interest of Sgt Ryan played by Richard Widmark in Take the High Ground (1953) as Julie. She appeared in other films, such as Brigadoon, Night Passage, The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond, and The Adventures of Hajji Baba. In her last television appearance in 1964 she played Irene Grey in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Capering Camera". Stewart was a co-hostess on two 1970s game shows, Gambit with Wink Martindale and the nighttime edition of High Rollers with Alex Trebek, both produced by her husband, Merrill Heatter. Stewart died on June 27, 2011, at the age of 81.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Barnes, Mike (June 27, 2011). "Elaine Stewart obituary in 'The Hollywood Reporter' (June 27, 2011)". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 
  2. ^ Ronald Bergan (July 8, 2011). "Elaine Stewart obituary". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-05-17. 

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