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Margot Stevenson

Show Count: 2
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: February 8, 1912, New York, New York, U.S.
Died: January 2, 2011, New York, New York, U.S.

Margot Stevenson (February 8, 1912 – January 2, 2011) was an American stage and radio actress, known for her role as Margot Lane in the radio adaptation of "The Shadow", opposite Orson Welles in 1938.

Stevenson was born in Manhattan on February 8, 1912. She was the daughter of Irish-born actor Charles Alexander Stevenson, who was 60 years old when she was born, and his second wife Frances Riley, who was 22 years old at the time. She graduated from Brearley School in Manhattan.Stevenson was about to enroll at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, when the Great Depression began. She decided to pursue acting to earn an income instead of attending Bryn Mawr.

Stevenson made her Broadway debut in The Firebird in 1932.

Stevenson died at her home in Manhattan on January 2, 2011 at the age of 98. Her second husband, Val Avery was deceased just over one year prior to her death on December 12, 2009, aged 85, he was 12+ years her junior. She was survived by her daughter, actress Margot Avery.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 26th December 1937
Added: Feb 03 2009