Going through the items her mother left, Powers thought it might be time to reflect on her life.
Powers had always loved animals, but her love took on a whole new meaning with Holden, a staunch conservationist who co-founded the Mount Kenya Game Ranch. E.," and the 1979-84 ABC series "Hart to Hart." In that much-loved series she and Robert Wagner played Jennifer and Jonathan Hart, a wealthy couple who moonlighted as amateur sleuths. Powers believes audiences took "Hart" to their hearts because "it came at the right time.
(The William Holden Wildlife Foundation in Kenya, which Powers founded in 1983, aims to carry on Holden's efforts and has educated thousands of students.) "Everything he wanted to teach me I wanted to learn," says Powers. After the show left the airwaves, the two appeared on stage in "Love Letters" and did several reunion movies in the early '90s on NBC and ABC Family. It proselytized a kind of romance and relationship that really were ideal.
Powers had never considered writing an autobiography until two life-altering experiences happened in 2009. This weekend, the Paley Center for Media will be presenting "Stefanie Powers on Television," screening the first and last episodes of "U. They were two people who didn't have to qualify their relationship and didn't seem to have to in any way sacrifice anything in order to be together.
Powers, 67, feels that a lot of the books about him play up his demons and don't give a true depiction of his character.
"There was another book about Bill that had 'direct' quotes from people that I know the author could never had gotten because they were dead by the time he wrote the book," she says, relaxing with her little dog Bounce in her woodsy Benedict Canyon home.
Stefanie Powers, a graduate of Hollywood High, is a veteran of over 200 television appearances as well as the star of ABC's '80s hit Pour l'amour du risque (1979).