Onslow Stevens

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Onslow Stevens
Born Onslow Ford Stevenson
(1902-03-29)March 29, 1902
Los Angeles, California, USA
Died January 5, 1977(1977-01-05) (aged 74)
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA
Other names Onslow Stevenson
Occupation Actor
Years active 1928-1962
Spouse(s) Rose Heit (1961-?)
Ann Buchanan (1936-?) (divorced)
Phyllis Cooper Stevens (1934-1935) (divorced)
Vanessie Clark

Onslow Stevens (March 29, 1902 – January 5, 1977) was an American stage, television and film actor.


Born Onslow Ford Stevenson in Los Angeles, California, he was the son of character actor Houseley Stevenson. Stevens became involved in performing in 1928, appearing in Under the Roof at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, where his entire family worked as performers, directors and teachers. His first major success came from his performance in the Broadway play Stage Door. He then went on to star in over 80 films, at first as the lead actor, but mostly in character roles later in his career.


He spent the last years of his life in a nursing home in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, where, according to his wife, he was abused by his fellow residents. He died of pneumonia after suffering a broken hip in 1977, at the age of 74. His interment was located in Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery with an unmarked grave.

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Onslow Stevens has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6349 Hollywood Boulevard.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1931 The Gay Diplomat Lieutenant Uncredited
1932 Heroes of the West Tom Crosby
Once in a Lifetime Lawrence Vail
1933 Peg o' My Heart Sir Gerald "Jerry" Markham
Secret of the Blue Room Frank Faber
1934 The Vanishing Shadow Stanley Stanfield
In Love with Life
I Can't Escape Steve Nichols
1935 A Notorious Gentleman John Barrett
The Three Musketeers Aramis
1936 Under Two Flags Sidi-Ben Youssiff
1937 Flight From Glory Ellis
1939 When Tomorrow Comes Jim Holden
1940 Mystery Sea Raider
1941 The Monster and the Girl J. Stanley McMasters Alternative titles: The Avenging Brain
1942 Sunset Serenade Gregg Jackson
1943 Appointment in Berlin Rudolph Von Preissing
1944 Hands Across the Border Brock Danvers
1945 House of Dracula Dr. Franz Edlemann Alternative title: The Wolf Man's Cure
1946 O.S.S. Field
Canyon Passage Jack Lestrade
Angel on My Shoulder Dr. Matt Higgins
1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes Dr. Walters Credited as Onslow Stevenson
1949 Red, Hot and Blue Laddie Corwin
1950 State Penitentiary Richard Evans
1951 Sirocco Emir Hassan
1952 The San Francisco Story Captain Jim Martin
1953 The Charge at Feather River Grover Johnson
A Lion Is in the Streets Guy Polli
1954 Them! Brig. Gen. Robert O'Brien
1955 New York Confidential Johnny Achilles
1956 Tribute to a Bad Man Hearn
The Ten Commandments Lugal
1957 Kelly and Me Walter Van Runkel
1958 Tarawa Beachhead General Nathan Keller
1960 All the Fine Young Cannibals Joshua Davis
1962 The Couch Dr. W.L. Janz, M.D.
Year Title Role Notes
1952 This Is the Life Mr. Fisher 1 episode
1953 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Senator Scott Varnum 1 episode
1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse Detective Meers
2 episodes
1955 Cheyenne Judge Culver 1 episode
1956 Steve Donovan, Western Marshal Ben Morgan 1 episode
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel Dr. Mayhew 1 episode
1958 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Major Edward Karn 1 episode
1959 Gunsmoke Sheriff Ben Goddard 1 episode
1960 The Outlaws John Kyle 1 episode
1960–1961 The Wonderful World of Disney General Miles 2 episodes
1961 Laramie General Taylor Roberts 1 episode

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