Actress Stella Stevens of ‘Nutty Professor’ and ‘Poseidon Adventure’ dies at 84

Stella Stevens, an actress who starred in numerous films in the 1960s and 1970s, such as "The Nutty Professor" and "The Poseidon Adventure,

passed away on Friday at the age of 84 from Alzheimer's disease, according to Andrew Stevens, an actor and producer.

Her son informed CNN that she "had been in hospice for quite some time with stage seven Alzheimer's."

Alzheimer's is a sneaky illness that not only afflicted my mother but also my grandma and great aunt. Andrew Stevens remarked,

I hope my mother's work will be remembered for her partnerships with some of the biggest icons in the entertainment business.

According to an obituary from the Golden Globes, who named his mother New Star of the Year in 1960

After she made her debut in "Say One for Me" with Bing Crosby and Debbie Reynolds, she had more than 200 film and television roles.

Her most well-known performances were in "The Nutty Professor," a 1963 film starring Jerry Lewis, and "The Poseidon Adventure,

a 1972 film in which she was advertised as a member of a "all-star cast" that included Gene Hackman and Ernest Borgnine.

Her previous movies with Elvis Presley included "Girls! Girls! Girls!" She continued her acting career after

the film industry with numerous TV parts in shows like "Love Boat," "Flamingo Road," and "Police Story.

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