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Stefanie Powers

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Stefanie Powers (L) with Robert Wagner

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Stefanie Powers (born Stefania Zofia Federkiewicz; November 2, 1942) is an American actress. She starred as Jennifer Hart in the 1980s television series Hart to Hart.

Powers appeared in several motion pictures in the early 1960s in secondary roles such as the thriller Experiment in Terror with Glenn Ford and Lee Remick, the comedy If a Man Answers with Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin, and as the daughter of John Wayne in the lighthearted comedy-Western McLintock! (1963). She played a schoolgirl in Tammy Tell Me True (1961) and the police chief's daughter Bunny in the romantic comedy Palm Springs Weekend (1963). She was also in the 1962 hospital melodrama The Interns and its sequel The New Interns in 1964. In 1965, Powers had a more substantial role playing opposite veteran actress Tallulah Bankhead in the Hammer horror film Die! Die! My Darling (originally released in England as Fanatic). Her early television work included Route 66 and Bonanza (both in 1963).

In 1966, her "tempestuous" good looks led to a starring role as April Dancer in the short-lived NBC television spy thriller series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.. This was a spin-off of the popular The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Powers' linguistic skills, dance training, and interest in bullfighting were written into several episodes of the series. She also learned how to fence for a five-minute fight sequence with sabers.

She was a guest star on the Robert Wagner series It Takes a Thief in 1970. The two would go on to co-star in the popular Hart to Hart series nine years later. She became widely known as a television star for her role opposite old friend Wagner as a pair of amateur sleuths in the 1979-1984 series Hart to Hart for which she received two Emmy and five Golden Globe Award Best Television Actress nominations. In the 1990s she and Wagner reunited to make eight Hart to Hart made-for-TV two-hour movies.

Fact file

  • Born: Stefanie Zofya Paul November 2, 1942 (age 72) Hollywood, California, U.S.
  • Other names: Taffy Paul
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1958–present
  • Spouse(s): Patrick De La Chenais (1993–1999) Gary Lockwood (1966–1972)

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‘One November Yankee’ Review: TV Stars on a Bumpy Flight
NY Times Theater, 2019-12-12 17:03:09
Harry Hamlin and Stefanie Powers bring a measure of glamour to a patchy two-hander about three sibling pairs and one downed airplane.

Stefanie Powers, Georgia Engel Join Cast of Broadway-Bound ‘Gotta Dance’
Variety, 2015-06-29 16:32:56
“Gotta Dance,” the Broadway-bound new musical about a senior-citizen dance team, has lined up a cast that includes Stefanie Powers, Georgia Engel, Lillias White and Andre DeShields. Haven Burton, Lori Tan Chinn and Nancy Tictotin also will star in “Gotta Dance,” produced by former Dreamworks Animation executive Bill Damaschke and ...

Lillias White, Stefanie Powers and Andre De Shields Cast in Chicago Tryout of Broadway-Bound Gotta D
Playbill Combined , 2015-06-29 15:33:50
Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke have announced initial casting and creative team for Gotta Dance, a new musical based on the acclaimed 2008 documentary of the same name, which will make its pre-Broadway world premiere beginning Dec. 13 at Broadway In Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre.

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