Obituaries

Warren Stevens, actor on ‘Star Trek’, in ‘Forbidden Planet’

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Warren Stevens with Eli Wallach (left) and Janice Rule in a 1958 episode of “Suspicion.’’

LOS ANGELES - Actor Warren Stevens, whose most memorable role was his portrayal of “Doc’’ Ostrow in the 1956 science fiction movie “Forbidden Planet,’’ has died in Los Angeles at 92.

Publicist Dale Olson said Mr. Stevens died Tuesday of respiratory failure complicated by lung disease at his Sherman Oaks home.

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Mr. Stevens’s career in stage, film, and television spanned 60 years. He costarred with Lou Diamond Phillips, Ernest Borgnine, and Lee Majors in the 2004 western “The Trail to Hope Rose’’ on The Hallmark Channel.

His first role was a bit part in “The Frogmen’’ in 1951.

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Besides “Forbidden Planet,’’ he had a supporting role in 1954’s “The Barefoot Contessa’’ which starred Humphrey Bogart and Ava Gardner.

Mr. Stevens was later a familiar face on television, with guest appearances on such shows as “Bonanza,’’ “Star Trek,’’ and “Combat.’’

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