Rest in Peace: Warren Stevens

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Rest in Peace: Warren StevensThe word just reached us that a true legend passed away earlier this week, and we’re saddened to pass on the news that actor Warren Stevens, who appeared in Forbidden Planet as well as numerous TV shows, died in Sherman Oaks, California, on Tuesday, March 27th at age 92.

Stevens, who suffered from lung disease, also acted in “The Twilight Zone” in both 1962 and 1986, “The Outer Limits”, “One Step Beyond”, and “Alfred Hitchcock Present”, among many other films and TV series.

Born in Clark’s Summit, Pennsylvania, Stevens attended the Naval Academy but left before graduating due to problems with his vision, though he later served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He developed his interest in acting while at Annapolis and did summer stock before entering the service during the war. After WWII he returned to summer stock, worked in radio, and joined the Actors Studio in New York. He made his Broadway debut in 1947 and appeared in several other plays on the Rialto. His small but important role in “Detective Story,” which later became a film, led to a contract at 20th Century Fox.

Stevens was twice married and divorced. He is survived by three sons, Adam, Matthew, and Lawrence.

We here at Dread Central offer our sincere condolences to Warren’s friends, family, and constituents. Thanks for the memories, sir!

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  • ChaosWeaver

    I’ve seen Forbidden Planet many times as a kid and was a favorite of mine whenever I had the chance to watch it, although it’s been far too long since I’ve seen it. The death of Steven’s character always seemed shocking to me.

    Very sad to hear of the passing.