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.
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Bright and breathtaking, she possessed the cool, classic glamour of a Grace Kelly on screen, yet came off more approachable and inviting. Her warm smile and honey-glazed vocal tones could melt an iceberg. She was a paradoxical beauty, a study in contrasts—tender yet elusive, welcoming yet guarded, stunningly attractive yet modest—and this kept audiences intrigued. On camera, Inger evoked instant sympathy. Her early ingenues were vulnerable, troubled little butterflies often in peril and in need of protection from the big, bad, ugly world. Her later leading ladies revealed a mature, worldly wise resourcefulness that arose from lessons learned in the school of hard knocks. As gorgeous as Inger was, talent was her first and foremost salable item, and she pursued with fierce determination a meaningful career not based on looks alone. Like the lovely Natalie Wood, Inger grew more beautiful and sensual with age. The fresh-faced prettiness that initially held viewers spellbound evolved into a full-grown beauty accented by a sexy, irresistible smolder. Thanks to a popular mids TV sitcom, the actress quickly became a household name.
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 Some doubted this due to the lack of a marriage license, the maintaining of separate homes and the filing of tax documents as single people.
Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. The late Inger Stevens. She was a pretty hot number, wasn't she? I was thinking about her today for some reason. She was so beautiful. I remember feeling very sad when she died. Like she was a family member or something. She just looked like a nice lady.