Connie Stevens is an American actress, but she is also known for her roles as a director, screenwriter, and singer. Her most well-known role is for her character in the television series Hawaiian Eye. With additional work in other television shows and film, she has a current estimated net worth of over $50 million.
Stevens worked her way up in Hollywood, starting as an extra and a stand-in in multiple B-movies. It wasn’t until Jerry Lewis spotted her in Dragstrip Riot that she got her big break in Rock-A-Bye Baby. Once audiences saw her in the role, she was quickly signed as an actress with Warner Brothers. Her role as Cricket Black put her on the map in the 1959 television show, Hawaiian Eye. She even received a call from Elvis during her time on the show, who Stevens ended up dating for a period of time.
As a singer, she released her first album in 1958, entitled Concetta, which is her birth name. She recorded multiple minor singles, but she reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 when she recorded the novelty song “Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb” in 1959 with Edd Byrnes, her co-star on 77 Sunset Strip. Stevens received multiple roles in film and television throughout her career, proving her abilities as a talented actress and singer.
In 1991, Stevens was honored with the Lady of Humanities Award from Shriners Hospital and the Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Sons of Italy in Washington, D.C. Stevens has been divorced twice, first from James Stacy, and then from Eddie Fisher. She presently has homes in Beverly Hills, Palm Springs, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and New York City.