Warren Stevens, 'Forbidden Planet' actor, has died

March 29, 2012 - 10:46 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Warren Stevens, whose most memorable role was his portrayal of "Doc" Ostrow in the 1956 sci-fi movie "Forbidden Planet," has died in Los Angeles at 92.

Publicist Dale Olson says Stevens died Tuesday of respiratory failure complicated by lung disease at his Sherman Oaks home.

Stevens's career in stage, film and television spanned 60 years. He co-starred with Lou Diamond Phillips, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Majors in the 2004 western movie "The Trail to Hope Rose" on The Hallmark Channel.

His first role was a bit part in "The Frogmen" in 1951.

Besides "Forbidden Planet," he had a supporting role in 1954's "The Barefoot Contessa" with Humphrey Bogart.

Stevens was later a familiar face on TV, with guest appearances on such shows as "Bonanza," ''Star Trek" and "Combat."