Milestones: May 11, 1970

Rarely in one week has show business suffered such a succession of losses:

Died. Inger Stevens, 35, Swedish-born movie and TV star (The Farmer's Daughter); of an overdose of barbiturates; in Hollywood. A onetime chorus girl, she played TV roles in Studio One and Kraft Theater productions in the mid-1950s, won notice in Hollywood, where she appeared opposite Bing Crosby in Man on Fire, and went on to star in many more films, most recently A Dream of Kings.

Died. Anita Louise, 53, blonde Hollywood veteran who starred in more than 70 films; of...

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