Birdee Stephens was the last wife of Tim Holt. Birdee’ husband Tim Holt was an American actor, who was popular in the 1940s and 1950s for his role in over 46 Western movies released by American film production company, RKO. In his over four decades of acting, he is widely remembered for his role in The Magnificent Ambersons and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
Birdee Stephens : Bio Summary
|Full Name||Birdee Holt Stephens|
|Famous as||wife of Tim Holt|
|Age||84 years old at the time of death|
|Date of Birth||September 1926|
|Place of Birth||Harrah, United States of America|
Who was Tim Holt’s wife, Birdee Stephens?
Birdee , whose full name was Berdee Stephens Holt was born May 6, 1926 Harrah, Oklahoma in the United States of America. She died in April 2011 at 84 years old in Harrah, Oklahoma. Her nationality was American and her ethnicity was white. Her zodiac sign was Taurus.
Birdee was the daughter of William Bryan and Gladys Eula (Phillips) Stephens. She had two siblings ; Harold Lee Stephens and Rada Van Stephens Manwell. She grew up with her siblings and parents in Harrah. Her religious orientation was Methodism and she attended Harrah United Methodist Church.
She attended Harrah High School, where she graduated as the valedictorian of her year batch. She worked with Oklahoma Corporation Commission(OCC) in 1968. After working with OCC for a while, she was appointed the acting secretary of the commission in 1981.
Her claim to fame was her marriage to Tim Holt. She is one of the individuals whose marriage shot them to fame.
Birdee Stephens died a natural death and her demise was preceded by the demise of her husband, Tim, who died of bone cancer on February 15, 1973.
How did Birdee Stephens and Tim Holt meet?
You might be wondering how a celebrity and a random young lady met. The two met in 1948, unfortunately the circumstance under which they met is unknown. They started dating in 1951 till they eventually got married on September 4,1952.
Birdee Stephens and Tim Holt after their wedding travelled on both coasts for a while until they finally got settled in Marshalltown, Iowa. The couple later moved to Oklahoma in 1957, where they had all their three children.
The couple stayed together as husband and wife until the death of Tim in 1973.
Before Tim and his wife, Birdee got together he had been married and divorced twice. He first got married to a woman called Virginia Ashcroft in 1938. The two divorced in 1944 due to unknown reasons. The marriage produced one son.
After the failure of his first marriage, he went ahead to marry another lady called Alice Harrison in 1944, who he divorced in 1952 due to unknown reasons. This second marriage did not produce any children.
It was after the failure of Tim’s second marriage that he got married to Birdee Stephens in 1952.
There are no known previous relationships of Birdee. She went away from the public eyes after the death of her husband. She remained single until her demise in 2011.
Everything to know about Tim Holt, Birdee Stephens husband
Tim Holt was born in Beverley Hills, California with the birth name Charles John Holt III, on February 5,1919. He was the son of a renowned actor called Jack Holt and a woman called Margaret Woods.
Before he had his debut film, he was signed to a movie production company called Walter Wanger and was supposed to shoot a movie called Blockade, but the movie was postponed.
His debut into acting came in 1937, when he played the role of a suitor in the movie called Stella Dallas. After this role, his movie agency, Walter Wanger featured him in movie tilted I Met My Love Again (1938). He was then used by Wanger again as Technicolor Western, Gold Is Where You Find It.
Birdee Stephens’ husband had his biggest Western hit in 1942, when he was casted by a director called Orson Welles in The Magnificent Ambersons. This became one of his biggest hits in his career.
His career span was over four decades and he stared in many Westerns. Some of them include Stella Dallas (1937) as Richard Grosvenor, I Met My Love Again (1938) as Budge Williams, Gold Is Where You Find It (1938) as Lance Ferris, The Renegade Ranger (1938) as Larry Corwin, Sons of the Legion (1938) as Steven Scott, The Law West of Tombstone (1938) as Ted aka The Tonto Kid, Stagecoach (1939) as Lieutenant Blanchard, etc.