Naomi Stevens

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Naomi Stevens
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Stevens as Rose Montefusco, 1975
Born (1926-11-29) November 29, 1926 (age 90)
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1956-1988
Spouse(s) Robert Burns Jr. (1948-2012; his death)
Children 1

Naomi Stevens (born November 29, 1926, Trenton, New Jersey, United States) is an American prolific character actress of film and television from the 1950s through the 1980s. She has appeared in almost 100 roles over the years,[1] usually depicting someone's ethnic mother, or neighbor.[2]

Her most frequent characterizations were Italian, Jewish, Latin, or East European, and usually with a comic touch. Co-starring with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment (1960) she gives advice on living as the wife of Dr. Dreyfus, Baxter's neighbor, who is commandeered by C.C. Baxter to revive a mistress, Fran Kubelik, of his married boss. The young woman has taken an overdose of sleeping pills to combat her feelings of rejection and futility. Ms. Stevens is the supportive "Jewish mother", intent on scolding Baxter (whom she thinks is the offender) while she shores up the flagging spirits of the victim.

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  2. ^ "Naomi Stevens : Biography". Retrieved 2016-11-29. 

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