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Leslie Stevens

Leslie Stevens

Highest Rated: 90% Private Property (1960)

Lowest Rated: 13% Private Property (2022)

Birthday: Feb 3, 1924

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Emmy-nominee Leslie Stevens is best known as the creator of the cult anthology series "The Outer Limits." As a boy, Stevens was tempted to join the military, following in the footsteps of his admiral father. Ultimately, he chose his artistic ambitions over a military career when he moved to New York City to pursue writing. After booking a few writing gigs for television and scripting several plays, he broke through in 1958 with the comedy "The Marriage-Go-Round," a hit Broadway show that began his foray into film when he produced the adaptation in 1961. Stevens went on to dabble in directing and proved a prolific writer, but he became best known as a producer. In 1963, he brought the science fiction-themed "The Outer Limits" to life. The show lasted only two seasons, but was influential and beloved by fans. Though the cryptic series was never as popular as the similarly premised "Twilight Zone," "The Outer Limits" has since been noted for its amorality, as it lacked the preachy parables often found in its competitor's tales. When it was re-launched in 1996, Stevens was on board as a consulting producer. In the meantime, he was nominated for an Emmy for producing the quirky adventure series "The Name of the Game" and contributed to other memorable sci-fi productions, such as the original 1970s series "Battlestar Galactica," the campy space tale "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," and the haunting adventure series "The Invisible Man." Stevens died in 1998 from a blood clot.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
13% 19% Private Property Writer - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Kinds of Heat Director,
Screenwriter
- 1987
35% 62% Battlestar Galactica Producer - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed the Centerfold Model? Producer - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fer de Lance Screenwriter - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love a Mystery Director - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Probe Producer - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnificent Thief Director - 1967
63% 51% Incubus Director,
Writer
- 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanfare for a Death Scene Director - 1964
No Score Yet 27% Hero's Island Director,
Producer
- 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marriage-Go-Round Producer - 1960
90% 67% Private Property Director,
Screenwriter
- 1960
85% 54% The Left Handed Gun Screenwriter - 1958

TV

Credit
69% 78% Revenge Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Executive Producer 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Executive Producer,
Writer
1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Writer 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Producer 1968-1970
92% 86% The Outer Limits Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
1963-1965