Virtual Conversation: Stefanie Powers

By Lambs Club 3/11/21

Stefanie Powers began her career as a teenager dancing for the Michele Paniaff Ballet Company and Jerome Robbins. At 16 she was put under contract to Columbia Pictures in the twilight of the Hollywood Studio System where she made 15 motion pictures and was loaned to United Artists for the John Wayne production of McLintock! (1963).  MGM Television bought her contract from Columbia to present her as The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966).  Her television credits include over 200 guest appearances, 18 mini-series and 2 more weekly series, The Feather and Father Gang (1976) and the long-running Hart to Hart (1979).
Her long career has included appearances on the stage beginning in 1964 with Under the Yum Yum Tree in San Francisco which ran for 12 years after its initial opening.  She has appeared on and off Broadway in musical shows and tributes; in the West End in the musical, Matador and Love Letters.  Appearances on the British stage included The King and I, The Adjustment and 84 Charing Cross Road.  Her stage appearances in the United States include Annie Get Your GunOliverApplause (the revival), Sunset Boulevard and Gotta Dance directed by Jerry Mitchell.  In 2018 she appeared in the film The Artist’s Wife (2019) with Lena Olin and Bruce Dern.   As a member of the Writers’ Guild of America she was nominated for her script of “Family Secrets”, received five Emmy nominations for acting roles and a People’s Choice Award.