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Stevens as Rose Montefusco, 1975
November 29, 1925|
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
January 13, 2018 (aged 92)|
Reseda, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Robert Burns Jr. (1948-2012; his death)|
Naomi Stevens (November 29, 1925 – January 13, 2018) was an American character actress of film and television from the 1950s through the 1980s. She appeared in almost 100 roles over the years, usually depicting mothers, landladies, gossips, or neighbors.
Her most frequent characterizations were Italian, Jewish, Latin, or East European, and usually with a comic touch. She appeared in many television series and in such feature films as Valley of the Dolls, Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, and, most notably, in The Apartment as Mrs. Dreyfus, the supportive "Jewish mother" type to Shirley MacLaine's character, Fran Kubelik.
Naomi Stevens Burns died in January 2018 at the age of 92.
- Taxi TV series (1983), as Aunt Lucia
- Hotel TV series (1982), as Mrs. Tomasino
- Vega$ TV series (1978–1979), as Sgt. Bella Archer
- The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal TV movie (1979), as Mrs. Goldstein
- The Practice TV series, Episode "Jules' Vacation" (1976) as Mrs. Friedman
- The Montefuscos TV series (1975), as Rose Montefusco
- Superdad (1973), as Mrs. Levin (neighbor)
- Love, American Style TV series (1969–1973)
- Room 222 TV series (1970), "Only a Rose", as Rose
- The Flying Nun TV series (1967–1970), as Sister Teresa/Mrs. Emanuel/Señora Rosales
- My Three Sons TV series (1969–1970), as Mama Rossini
- The Doris Day Show TV series (1968–1969), as Juanita (housekeeper)
- Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell film (1968), as Rosa
- To Die in Paris TV movie (1968), as Mama Dendier
- Hogan's Heroes TV series (1967), "The Crittendon Plan", as Nadya
- Valley of the Dolls (1967), as Miss Steinberg
- Frankie and Johnny (1966), as Princess Zolita
- Dr. Kildare TV series (1961–1965), as Mrs. Gast/Aunt Kasia/Mrs. Mendoza/Mrs. Gitlin
- Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre TV series (1964), as Aunt Clara/Maria Pia
- Perry Mason TV series (1961–1964), as Agnes/Fanny Werbler/Mrs. Kransdorf
- McHale's Navy TV series (1963), "The Mothers of PT 73", as Mrs. Gruber
- The Lawless Years TV series (1961), as Rose
- The Apartment (1960) as Mrs. Mildred Dreyfuss
- Rescue 8 TV series, as Angela in "Death for Hire" (1959), as Angela
- The Black Orchid (1958) as Guilia Gallo
- Have Gun-Will Travel TV series (1957), as Marga/Ma Kafka/Maria
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