John Alun Stevenson died on February 16 at Lenox Hill Hospital after a long illness. He was 87 years old. Stevenson was the husband of Isabelle Stevenson, the current chair of the American Theater Wing.
Stevenson was born in London, son of William Henry Stevenson, editor of the London Daily Herald. He met his future wife, the dancer Isabelle Lubow, while he was on a journalistic assignment for Rupert Murdoch Sr. in Australia. Stevenson followed Lubow to the United States where he worked for 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles under publicist Harry Brandt, and later became promotion manager at the New York Post.
The couple married on April 11, 1937.
Stevenson is survived by his wife and their daughters, Susan Mari Brown and Laura Stevenson Maslon, and six grandchildren.