March 31, 1960: Zane Grey Theatre: "Calico Bait" with Robert Culp
Two shots of Inger; Inger with co-star Robert Culp; Inger with DeForrest Kelly (later to be "Dr. McCoy" of Star Trek fame).
Inger appeared in two episodes of Route 66, "The Beryllium Eater" (broadcast 12/9/1960) and "Burning for Burning"(airdate 12/29/61). In the left photo she is standing between one of Route 66's leads George Maharis and actor Pat Hingle. She would later work with Hingle in Clint Eastwood's 1968 western Hang 'Em High, and ironically was set to co-star with Maharis in her last project, Zig Zag, later renamed after her death to The Most Deadly Game. Highlights of Inger's performances on Route 66 can be found on the YouTube website, courtesy of video creator sseklof
(l to r): Inger with George Maharis; a scene from Burning for Burning
January 18, 1961: Dupont Show of the Month: "The Prisoner of Zenda"
March 6, 1961: Adventures in Paradise: "Angel of Death"
In this episode, Inger played a Swedish doctor travelling to the tropics to conduct research.
December 08,1961: The Detectives: "Song of the Guilty Heart"
The Detectives starred Robert Taylor, supported by Tige Andrews (later of Mod Squad fame), Adam West (TV's Batman), and Mark Goddard (Lost in Space). In this episode, Inger portrayed Thea Templeton, a singer acquitted of murdering her husband but who suffers from continued suspicion and scorn. Andrews' character tries to get Thea's personal life and career back on track. Inger is shown performing a number of songs during the program. It is not known whether the vocals were done by an uncredited vocalist and later dubbed in with Inger lip-synching the lyrics, or if Inger sang with her own voice.
December 31, 1961: Follow The Sun: "The Girl from the Brandenburg Gate"
February 25, 1962: Breck Golden Showcase: "Saturday's Children"
Inger with co-stars Ralph Bellamy and Cliff Robertson. Bellamy would later be cast as "Mr. Arcane" along with George Maharis and Inger in Zig Zag.
December 29,1962: Sam Benedict: "The Target Over the Hill"
Inger with series star and veteran actor Edmund O'Brien
January 18, 1963: Alfred Hitchcock Hour: "Forecast: Low Clouds and Coastal Fog"
Among the cast members of this episode were Greg Morris, later of Mission: Impossible fame, and Peter Brown (Lawman), Richard Jaekel, and Chris Robinson; all were to become well-recognized TV and film performers.
Inger relaxing between scenes on the set (image courtesy the Getty Image Archive)
April 16, 1963: Dick Powell Theater" "Last of the Big Spenders"
Inger's co-stars were Robert Redford, Dana Andrews, Herschel Bernardi, and Norman Fell; the episode was also written by Richard Alan Simmons, who had earlier written The Price of Tomatoes
April 30, 1963: Empire: "Duet for Eight Wheels"
Inger's appearance on Empire marked the end of her string of guest appearances on hourly dramas. She had signed on to star in her own television series on ABC, based on a 1947 film. In June of 1963, production and filming began, and Inger Stevens took on the role that would make her a small screen icon to televison audiences to this day: Katy Holstrum, The Farmer's Daughter.