At age 13, she and her father moved to Manhattan, Kansas , where she eventually attended Manhattan High School. At 16, she ran away from home to Kansas City, and worked in burlesque shows. Stevens appeared on television series, in commercials, and in plays until she received her big break in the film Man on Fire , starring Bing Crosby. Roles in major films followed, but she achieved her greatest success in the ABC television series The Farmer's Daughter , with William Windom. At the time of her death Stevens was attempting to revive her television career with the detective drama series The Most Deadly Game. Her first husband was her agent, Anthony Soglio,  to whom she was married from to
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This list is dedicated to the beautiful actresses who sadly took their on lives. They will, and have been missed. May you all rest in peace with the hopes that you have found your inner-peace. Actress Between Us Girls. Her father was stage and screen legend John Barrymore; and her mother was Blanche Oelrichs who wrote under the masculine pseudonym Michael Strange , who had just divorced Mr. Thomas and had 2 children Leonard She was the daughter of renowned actor John Barrymore. Her last marriage was to Robert Wilcox and he was very abusive, he almost beat her to death once before he died. Barrymore died from an overdose of alcohol and sleeping pills on January 25, She was 38 when she passed away.
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As a child , she was often ill. In , the girls moved with their father and his new wife to New York City , where he had found work teaching at Columbia University. At 16, she ran away from home to Kansas City, Missouri , and worked in burlesque shows. At 18, she left Kansas to return to New York City , where she worked as a chorus girl and in the Garment District while taking classes at the Actors Studio.
The coroner's office said fur ther tests were under way to determine how the pills came to be taken and whether the death would be ruled a suicide. Miss Stevens was one of the few actresses who was able to win fame in television and then move on to stardom in the movies. On New Year's Day, , she swallowed 25 sleeping pills and a quantity of ammonia in an attempt to take her own life. On another occasion she nar rowly missed being killed in a fiery plane crash. The actress was born Oct. When she was 13, her father, Per Stensland, brought her to this country to live with him, fol lowing the breakup of his mar riage. At the time Mr. Stensland was studying on a Fulbright scholarship at Harvard, but he later remarried and moved to Manhattan, Kan. Her father found her, however, and made her return home. After gradua tion from high school, she came to New York, where she met Anthony Soglio, an agent who put her under contract and changed her last name to Stevens.