Post a Comment. Born in Brooklyn of Italian and native-American parentage with the unlikely name of Concetta Anna Ingolia, Connie Stevens was raised by grandparents when her parents both jazz musicians filed for divorced. She attended Catholic boarding schools in her formative years and a distinct interest in music led to her forming a vocal quartet called "The Foremost" which was comprised of Connie and three men. Those men later became part of The Lettermen.
THE SEX SYMBOL, US lobbycard, Connie Stevens, 1974
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Advanced Search Search Tips. A thinly disguised version of the life of Marilyn Monroe, detailing her ups and downs in life and how her erratic behavior contributes to her deteriorating career. Connie Stevens appears both with and without clothing in this made-for-TV version of the Marilyn Monroe saga. The script, based on Alvah Bessie's novel The Symbol, contrives to have Stevens portray La Monroe in everything but name, right down to entering into a marriage with a famous sports figure also given a fictitious name. ABC was threatened with legal action by several interested parties upon announcing plans to telecast Sex Symbol.
RUNNING HOT AND COLD ON CONNIE STEVENS
Her big break came a year later when she was signed up by Warner Bros. While the acting talent of Connie Stevens was light and limited, she made a couple of record hits and subsisted largely on night club and hotel singing engagements eventually building a Las Vegas headlining act. While Connie was an attractive teen idol in her youth, it was not until the early s when she was in her 40s that she was recognized as a sex symbol by a public that was comprised mostly by teen-age boys. The acting career of Connie Stevens went in the doldrums in the 80s as her movie and TV appearances became sparse and far in between. Being a single mom with two daughters to support, she was shortly in financial straits.
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