Naomi Stevens

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Naomi Stevens
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Stevens as Rose Montefusco, 1975
Born November 29, 1925
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Died January 13, 2018 (aged 92)
Reseda, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1956-1988
Spouse(s) Robert Burns Jr. (1948-2012; his death)
Children 1

Naomi Stevens (November 29, 1925[citation needed] – 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.[1]

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.[2]

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  1. ^ "Naomi Stevens : Biography". Retrieved 2016-11-29.
  2. ^ Naomi Stevens Burns obituary,; accessed June 7, 2018.

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