Margot Stevenson

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Margot Stevenson
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Born Margaret Helen Stevenson
(1912-02-08)February 8, 1912
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died January 2, 2011(2011-01-02) (aged 98)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Robert Russell (m. 1943–?) (divorced)
(m. Val Avery (1953-2009); his death) 1 child
Children Margot Avery

Margot Stevenson (February 8, 1912 – January 2, 2011) was an American stage and radio actress, known for her role as Margot Lane in the radio adaptation of "The Shadow", opposite Orson Welles in 1938.[1][2]

She was born in New York City, New York on February 8, 1912,[2] the daughter of Irish-born actor Charles Alexander Stevenson, who was 60 years old when she was born, and his second wife Frances Riley, who was 22 years old at the time.[2] She graduated from Brearley School in Manhattan.[2] Stevenson was about to enroll at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, when the Great Depression began.[2] She decided to pursue acting to earn an income instead of attending Bryn Mawr.[2]

Stevenson made her Broadway debut in The Firebird in 1932.[1]

Her second husband, Val Avery died on December 12, 2009 at age eighty-five.

She died at her home in Manhattan on January 2, 2011 at age ninety-eight. [1][2] Her ashes were given to her daughter, actress Margot Avery.


Although she was primarily a stage actress, she made a number of movie appearances, including the following:


  1. ^ a b c "Actress Margot Stevenson dies at 98". Variety Magazine. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Weber, Bruce (2011-01-07). "Margot Stevenson, Prolific Broadway Actress, Dies at 98". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 

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