Stevens as Rose Montefusco, 1975.
|Born|| November 29, 1926|
Trenton, New Jersey, USA
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, usually depicting someone's ethnic mother, or neighbor. 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
- To Heal a Nation TV movie (1988)
- Taxi TV series (1983)
- Hotel TV series (1982)
- Vega$ TV series (1978–1979)
- The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal TV movie (1979)
- The Montefuscos TV series (1975)
- Love, American Style TV series (1969–1973)
- The Flying Nun TV series (1967–1970)
- My Three Sons TV series (1969–1970)
- The Doris Day Show TV series (1968–1969)
- Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Feature Film (1968)
- To Die in Paris TV movie (1968)
- Valley of the Dolls Feature Film (1967)
- Frankie and Johnny Feature Film (1966)
- Dr. Kildare TV series (1961–1965)
- Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre TV series (1964)
- Perry Mason TV series (1961–1964)
- The Lawless Years TV series (1961)
- The Apartment Feature Film (1960)
- Rescue 8 TV series, as Angela in "Death for Hire" (1959)
- The Black Orchid Feature Film (1958)
- Have Gun-Will Travel TV series (1957) episode "Helen of Abajinian"
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