Stevens' last movie was the made for TV Run Simon Run. Inger starred with Burt Reynolds, a Native American seeking revenge for his brother’s murder. Stevens played a social worker who eventually fell for Reynolds and helped him find the bad guys. Off screen she fell for Reynolds too.
In 1970 Inger Stevens had fifteen major movies to her credit, and just as many television and theatrical roles. She was delighted to be selected by Aaron Spelling to co-star in a new TV series, The Most Deadly Game, due to premier in the fall. Stevens was cast as a criminologist solving unusual murders. The series was due to start filming in one short month. Inger seemed busy, happy, and successful.
At approximately 7:30 pm Wednesday evening, April 29, 1970, Burt Reynolds left Inger Stevens’ house after having an argument with her. At 11 pm Stevens called her personal assistant, Chris Bone, and said she had argued with Burt, and had drank two glasses of wine. Stevens told Chris she was going to take a sleeping pill and go to bed.