Actor Stella Stevens, best known for movies like Nutty Professor (1963) and Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962), died on Friday. Her son Herman Andrew Stevens confirmed the veteran actor’s death saying that she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for a long time. Stevens was 84 at the time of her death.
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Who was Noble Herman Stephens?
Noble Herman Stephens was Stella Stevens’ ex-husband. Stevens and Stephens married in 1954 and separated in 1957. As per publicly available sources, Stephens was an electrician. Together, they had a son: Herman Andrew.
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He was born on December 25, 1936, and passed away on March 14, 2018. Further information on Stephens’ life and why they separated is not available in the public domain.
Following her separation from Stephens, Stevens bought a ranch in the Methow Valley, which is on the eastern flank of the Cascade Mountains, close to Carlton, Washington, in late 1976. Also, she established a bakery and art gallery in the nearby hamlet of Twisp, Washington.
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Stevens started a committed relationship with rock guitarist Bob Kulick in 1983. He settled into Stevens’ Beverly Hills house a little more than a year later. Her longtime Beverly Hills house was sold in March 2016 by Kulick and Stevens, and she then relocated to a long-term Alzheimer’s care facility in Los Angeles. Up until his passing on May 28, 2020, Kulick frequently paid her a visit there.
In addition to her career in film and television, Stevens participated in a five-voice vocal group known as The Skip-Jacks in the 1960s. The songs for the television shows The Patty Duke Show and The Flintstones are performed by that group most famously. In addition to other theatre plays, Stevens starred opposite Sandy Dennis in a touring production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.