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Naomi Stevens

Naomi Stevens
Stevens as Rose Montefusco, 1975.
Born (1926-11-29)November 29, 1926
Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 1956-88

Naomi Stevens (born 29 November 1926, Trenton, NJ, USA) is a prolific character actress of film and television from the 1950s through the 1980s. She has appeared in almost 100 roles over the years,[1] usually depicting someone's ethnic mother, or neighbor.[2] Her most frequent characterizations were Italian, Jewish, Latino or East European, and often with a comic touch.

Co-starring with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in "The Apartment," (1960) she gives advice on living as the wife of Dr. Dreyfus, Baxter's neighbor, who is commandeered by C.C. Baxter to revive a mistress, Fran Kubelik, of his married boss. The young woman has taken an overdose of sleeping pills to combat her feelings of rejection and futility. Ms. Stevens is the supportive "Jewish mother," intent on scolding Baxter (who she thinks is the offender) while she shores up the flagging spirits of the victim.

Selected filmography


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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