• Connie Stevens is an actress, singer, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer
• She is best known for her work in the television series “Hawaiian Eye” as the character Cricket Blake
• As of early-2020, Connie Stevens’ net worth is estimated to be over $50 million
• She had a successful career in the entertainment industry, and enjoyed success in the music industry
• She was awarded a Founder’s Medal of Patriotism by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution for her work in entertaining the Armed Forces

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 8, 1938
SpouseEddie Fisher, James Stacy
FactHas a grandson Holdon from her daughter Tricia Leigh Fisher.
PaymentsEarned $300 /week from Hawaiian Eye (1959)

Who is Connie Stevens?

Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia was born on 8 August 1938, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, singer, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer, perhaps still best known for her work in the television series “Hawaiian Eye” as the character Cricket Blake. She worked on numerous projects in her career that spans over five decades.

The Wealth of Connie Stevens

As of early-2020, Connie Stevens’ net worth is estimated to be over $50 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry.

Apart from her acting projects, she enjoyed success in the music industry, and also had several successful directing and other behind-the-scenes roles.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Connie is of Jewish, Italian, and Irish descent, and grew up in Brooklyn, having a lot of exposure to the entertainment industry as a child. Her father worked as a musician under the name Peter Stevens, which she later adopted, while her mother Eleanor McGinley was a singer. Her parents eventually divorced, and she resided mainly with her grandparents, but spent a lot of her education in boarding schools.

At 12 years old, she witnessed a murder, and had to live with relatives in Missouri to evade ill-will from the criminals involved.

Like her parents, she developed a love for singing, and eventually grew close to her father whom she joined as he pursued musical projects in Los Angeles. This led her to become a part of the singing group called The Fourmost, and later became a member of The Three Debs. She also became interested in theatre, and took up classes at The Georgia Massey Professional School. As she progressed through her teenage years, she sang in several gigs while also performing in local theatres.

Connie Stevens

Hollywood Career

In the late 1950s, Stevens gained her first few roles in films, with the first being the low budget “Young and Dangerous” alongside Mark Damon, and continuing with projects such as “Dragstrip Riot” and “Eighteen and Anxious”. In 1958, she gained her breakthrough, as she was cast in the Paramount film “Rock-A-Bye-Baby”, playing one of the love interests of Jerry Lewis. The film is loosely based on “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek” released during the 1940s. With that job, she gained a contract with Paramount that increased her pay significantly.

She then worked on the film “The Party Crashers” which saw her reunite with Mark Damon, however, with no more projects going for her, the film company decided to drop her from her contract, but Warner Bros took notice of her, and signed her to a seven-year contract – during this period, contracts with film studios were the norm in the industry. She made appearances in various television shows by Warner Bros as a means to take advantage of her contract, while she didn’t have any big roles, until…

Hawaiian Eye and Career Progression

…Connie was cast in “Hawaiian Eye” in 1959, and stayed with the show until the end of its run four years later.

It tells the story of a private investigator who partners with a detective/security expert in Honolulu to help with various cases. She would become a household name thanks to the show, and so more opportunities came her way.

During this period, she also ventured into the music industry, releasing the album “Concetta” which had a few hits such as “Spring is Here” and “Blame It On My Youth”. Afterward, she made a guest appearance in the western series “Maverick”, before making several appearances in “77 Sunset Strip” as a recurring guest. She continued her music releases with “Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)” which would become a hit, reaching fourth spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1960, she released the single “Sixteen Reasons” which would become her highest-charting song worldwide, making huge waves in the UK especially. She continued releasing singles but which paled in comparison, and she eventually returned her focus to acting, continuing her contract with Warner Bros.

Later Career

In the 1960s, Connie starred in “Susan Slade”, “Parrish”, and “Palm Springs Weekend”. She also continued her television guest appearances, but also had a role in the horror film “Two on a Guillotine”, all of which were projects by Warners.

In 1964, she starred in the sitcom “Wendy and Me” partnering with George Burns, then nearing the end of her contract, she signed a new six-year contract with the company, which promised her a new film for each year. Afterward, she participated in a production of ‘Wizard of Oz” before returning to film in “Way… Way Out”.

Nearing the 1970s, she worked on a few Broadway productions before continuously appearing in television movies. Some of her projects during the deade included “Every Man Needs One”, “Mister Jerico”, “Scorchy”, and a guest appearance in “The Muppet Show”.

In the 1980s, she worked on “Scruples” “Aloha Paradise, Side Show”, “Tapeheads” and frequently in United Service Organization (USO) specials, which held shows that catered to the US Armed Forces serving abroad. During this period, she went on record stating that she never became a big hit like other stars, but still made a name for herself as Cricket. In the last two decades of her career, she has only made a few appearances, preferring directing or other background roles such as screenwriting.

Personal Life

One of her earliest public romances was with actor Glenn Ford during the early-1960s.

After their breakup, she started a relationship with actor James Stacy leading to their marriage in 1963, but it lasted only three years before they divorced. A year after their divorce, she married singer Eddie Fisher, but that was another short-lived marriage which lasted only two years. She briefly dated singer Elvis Presley, who contacted her directly following her fame as Cricket. Since then, she has not remarried, opting to stay single and keeping quiet about her romances.

For her work in entertaining the Armed Forces, she was given a Founder’s Medal of Patriotism, awarded by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a Republican, and has donated a lot of money for various candidates throughout her career, most notably for John McCain.

General Info

Full NameConnie Stevens
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 8, 1938
Height1.57 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Entrepreneur, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Singer, Businessperson


SpouseEddie Fisher, James Stacy
ChildrenJoely Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher
ParentsEleanor McGinley, Peter Ingoglia
SiblingsJohn Megna, Charles Stevens


AwardsHumanitarian Award
MoviesSusan Slade, Rock-A-Bye Baby, Grease 2, Palm Springs Weekend, Two on a Guillotine, Back to the Beach, Way...Way Out, Saving Grace B. Jones, Young and Dangerous, Never Too Late, Tapeheads, The Party Crashers, The Sex Symbol, Eighteen and Anxious, Dragstrip Riot, The Grissom Gang, Returning Mickey Ste...
TV ShowsFantasy Island, Wendy and Me, Hawaiian Eye, The Ann Sothern Show, Starting From Scratch, Living in TV Land, The Tim Conway Comedy Hour, Scruples

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Hawaiian Eye (1959)$300 /week
Young and Dangerous (1957)$600 /week


1Had a stroke in January, 2016.
2First cousin of Bernadette Peters.
3Friends with Shani Wallis. Wallis designs Christmas ornaments for Stevens.
4Gave birth to her first child at age 29, daughter Joely Fisher born on October 29, 1967. Child's father is her second husband, Eddie Fisher.
5Gave birth to her second child at age 30, daughter Tricia Leigh Fisher born on December 26, 1968. Child's father is her second husband, Eddie Fisher.
6A guest star on a very popular 1960s show Password All-Stars (1961).
7Her brother, Charles Stevens, was a drummer who died of a heart attack in 1996.
8She comes from an Italian family--she spoke nothing but Italian until she was five years old--but has some Mohican Indian blood from her mother's side.
9Was the "guest" on the first "Muppet Show" ever taped (which was NOT the first to air).
10Mother of actress Joely Fisher.
11Mother-in-law of Christopher Duddy.
12She actively campaigned for the role of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (1964).
13Former stepmother of Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher.
14Has a grandson Holdon from her daughter Tricia Leigh Fisher.
15Was named as "Queen of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1987
16As a child in New York, she was President of the Gary Gray Fan Club. Years later, she and Gray worked together in The Party Crashers (1958). They most recently appeared together at the 2001 Lone Pine (CA) Film Festival.
17Older half-sister of John Megna.
18She started her singing career with a group called "The Foremost" (which later became The Lettermen) and then "The Three Debs".
19Mother of actress Tricia Leigh Fisher, who appeared with her in Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis (1988).
20Going to direct her first feature film (she claimed in August 2000)
21Successful cosmetics businesswoman. She started her company, Forever Spring, in 1986.
22A Republican who appeared at the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
23Lost the Brooklyn accent ages ago.




By the Rivers of Babylon2017completedMeredith
Search Engines2016Geena
Just Before I Go2014Nancy
Double Duty2009Irma
Saving Grace B. Jones2009Voiceover (voice)
The Wedding Album2006TV Movie
Fat Actress2005TV SeriesJillian - Kirstie's Mother
8 Simple Rules2004TV SeriesTina
Wild Card2004TV SeriesQueen Bea
Titus2002TV SeriesJuanita Titus
Returning Mickey Stern2002Dr. Eloise Vanderwild
Three Sisters2001TV SeriesHoney Bernstein-Flynn
James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young1997Jane Deacy
Clueless1997TV SeriesMs. Dewitt
Baywatch1996TV SeriesShelley Sands
Love Is All There Is1996Miss Deluca
Ellen1994TV SeriesPaige's Mom
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesJulianna Reed
Murder, She Wrote1985-1990TV SeriesMarge Haley / Cynthia Armstrong
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1990TV SeriesConnie Stevens
Starting from Scratch1988-1989TV SeriesHelen DeAngelo
Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis1988TV MovieThalia Menninger
Tapeheads1988June Tager
Back to the Beach1987Connie
The Love Boat1978-1987TV SeriesMarcia Rand / Margret Grant / Heidi Lester / ...
Rowdies1986TV MovieRhonda Harlan
Tales from the Darkside1986TV SeriesCaroline Bright
Hotel1983TV SeriesBarbara Hardwick
Fantasy Island1978-1982TV SeriesChristine Connelly / Helen Ross / Evelyne Kastenbaum
Grease 21982Miss Mason
Harry's Battles1981TV MovieMary Carol Fitzsimmons
Side Show1981TV MovieGraciela
Aloha Paradise1981TV Series
Murder Can Hurt You!1980TV MovieSgt. Salty Sanderson
Scruples1980TV Mini-SeriesMaggie McGregor
Love's Savage Fury1979TV MovieDolby
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland
Scorchy1976Jackie Parker
The Sex Symbol1974TV MovieKelly Williams / Emmaline Kelly
Every Man Needs One1972TV MovieBeth Walden
Playmates1972TV MoviePatti Holvey
Call Her Mom1972TV MovieAngie Bianco
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show1971TV SeriesRegular
The Grissom Gang1971Anna Borg
Mister Jerico1970TV MovieSusan Gray / Claudine / Georgina
The Littlest Angel1969TV MovieThe Flying Mistress
Love, American Style1969TV SeriesLouise Patrick (segment "Love and the Legal Agreement")
Spotlight1967TV Series
ABC Stage 671966TV SeriesFlame
Way... Way Out1966Eileen Forbes
Never Too Late1965Kate Clinton
Wendy and Me1964-1965TV SeriesWendy Conway
Two on a Guillotine1965Cassie Duquesne / Melinda Duquesne
The Red Skelton Hour1964TV SeriesDaisy June
Temple Houston1964TV SeriesCharity Simpson
Palm Springs Weekend1963Gayle Lewis / Jane Hoover
Susan Slade1961Susan Slade
77 Sunset Strip1958-1960TV SeriesCricket / Cleo Mason / Pat Forsyth
Cheyenne1959TV SeriesClovis
Sugarfoot1957-1959TV SeriesJenny Markham / Patience Preston
Maverick1959TV SeriesFrankie French
The Ann Sothern Show1958TV Series
The Party Crashers1958Barbara Nickerson
Rock-a-Bye Baby1958Sandra Naples
Dragstrip Riot1958Marge
The Bob Cummings Show1958TV SeriesMelinda Applegate
Eighteen and Anxious1957
Young and Dangerous1957Candy


Sunset Strip2012Documentary performer: "Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" written by nm0852477
Mulholland Dr.2001performer: "Sixteen Reasons"
Married with Children1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Murder, She Wrote1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Back to the Beach1987performer: "California Sun"
Best of Bandstand1986Video documentary performer: "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb"
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
The Muppet Show1977TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV Special performer: "Live and Let Die"
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV Special performer: "The Morning After"
Call Her Mom1972TV Movie performer: "Come On-A My House"
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show1971TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Kraft Music Hall1967TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hollywood Palace1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Two on a Guillotine1965performer: "What Is This Thing Called Love?"
Hawaiian Eye1959-1962TV Series performer - 25 episodes
Susan Slade1961lyrics: "Lullaby" - uncredited / performer: "Lullaby" - uncredited
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV Special performer: "Almost in Your Arms Love Song from Houseboat"
Rock-a-Bye Baby1958performer: "Why Can't He Care for Me?"
Dragstrip Riot1958performer: "Something New", "Jamaca Rock" - uncredited


Prairie Bonesannounced
Saving Grace B. Jones2009
A Healing1997Documentary


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Saving Grace B. Jones2009written by
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Hollywood Women1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Vicki!1992-1993TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 1993 Annual American Friends Hebrew University Scopus Awards Honors: A Salute to Aaron Spelling1993TV SpecialHerself
The Annual Daily Variety Honors. A Salutes to Army Archerd1993TV MovieHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
The 21th Annual Friends of Tel Hashomer Gala1992TV MovieHerself - Presenter
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Children's Miracle Network Telethon1990TV Special
Bob Hope: Don't Shoot, It's Only Me1990TV SpecialHerself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1989TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Bob Hope's USO Christmas from the Persian Gulf: Around the World in Eight Days1988TV SpecialHerself
Best of Bandstand1986Video documentaryHerself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1977-1984TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Pete's Place1983TV SeriesHerself (1983)
Breakaway1983TV SeriesHerself
George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business1983TV MovieHerself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerself
Horas doradas1980TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Dinah!1975-1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1979TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest / Herself - Actress
Match Game 731978-1979TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Bonkers!1979TV SeriesHerself
Sha Na Na1979TV SeriesHerself
Everyday1978TV SeriesHerself
America 2-Night1978TV SeriesHerself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: George Burns1978TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Squares1968-1978TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jack Klugman1978TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Good Old Days1977TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes1977TV SpecialHerself
The Muppet Show1977TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest Star
Donny and Marie1977TV SeriesHerself
Don Adams' Screen Test1975TV SeriesHerself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Performer
NBC Follies1973TV SeriesHerself
The Bobby Darin Show1973TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHerself - Performer: The Morning After
New American Bandstand 19651972TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Special1972/ITV SpecialHerself
Tom Jones... At Fantasy Fair1971TV SpecialHerself
Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show1970-1971TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1962-1971TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Tim Conway Comedy Hour1970TV SeriesHerself
Flip1970TV SeriesHerself
The Kraft Music Hall1967-1970TV SeriesHerself
The Bob Hope Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest
America1970TV SpecialHerself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Best on Record1970TV SpecialHerself
The Irv Kupcinet Show1970TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bob Hope Christmas Special1970TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Palace1965-1969TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
Romeo und Julia 701969TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Laugh-In1968-1969TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer / Herself
Funny You Should Ask1968TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Is King1968TV SpecialHerself
The Jerry Lewis Show1967TV SeriesHerself
Girl Talk1967TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1963-1967TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Match Game1967TV SeriesHerself - Team Captain
The 38th Annual Academy Awards1966TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Costume Design Award for Julie Harris
I Feel a Song Coming On1965TV MovieHerself
The Red Skelton Hour1965TV SeriesHerself - Guest Vocalist
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Danny Thomas Special: 40th Anniversary of the Coconut Grove1964TV SpecialHerself
The Steve Allen Playhouse1964TV SeriesHerself
Stump the Stars1963-1964TV SeriesHerself - Regular Panelist / Herself - Guest Panelist
I've Got a Secret1964TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Guest
Celebrity Party1963TV SpecialHerself
Fractured Flickers1963TV SeriesHerself
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards1963TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Vocalist
Großstadtmelodie1961TV SpecialHerself - Singer
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHerself
The 13th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
This Is Your Life1960TV SeriesHerself
The Dick Clark Show1959-1960TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Juke Box Jury1959TV SeriesHerself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Fabulous Allan Carr2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker2014DocumentaryHerself
The Haunting Of2012TV SeriesHerself
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay2012TV SeriesHerself
Thalians 55th Anniversary Gala2012VideoHerself
The John Kerwin Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good2011DocumentaryHerself
Let It Begin! A Filmmaker's Journey2010Documentary short
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Actors Entertainment2010TV SeriesHerself
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHerself
My Music: Love Songs of the '50s and '60s2008TV MovieHerself - Hostess
Entertainment Tonight2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
Living in TV Land2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Jerry Lewis at Work2004Video documentary shortHerself
War Stories with Oliver North2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Ask Rita2003TV SeriesHerself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares2001-2003TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Autograph2003TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope at 1002003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Elvis Forever2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Becoming Dick2000TV MovieHerself
68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1999TV SpecialHerself
Beggars and Choosers1999TV SeriesHerself
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1994TV SpecialHerself
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration1994TV MovieHerself
King B: A Life in the Movies1993Herself

Archive Footage

The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Saucy 70's Volume 22010Video documentary
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
Fat Actress2005TV SeriesKirstie's Mom
A Bing Crosby Christmas1998Video documentaryHerself
The Last Generation1971


Won Awards

2010Humanitarian AwardSatellite Awards
1998Film AwardSanta Clarita International Film FestivalBest Documentary Feature FilmA Healing (1997)
1998Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 16 March 1998. At 6249 Hollywood Blvd.
1964Most Popular Female StarPhotoplay Awards
1962Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMost Cooperative Actress
1962Most Popular Female StarPhotoplay Awards

Nominated Awards

1963Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMost Cooperative Actress

2nd Place Awards

1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female New Personality

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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