BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Actress Barbara Stanwyck was awakened by a robber, hit on the head with an unknown object then forced into a closet while the intruder ransacked the house and got away with $5,000 worth of jewels.
Miss Stanwyck, 74, was treated for minor head wounds at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and released following the incident early Tuesday.
'Stanwyck was awakened by a man standing in her bedroom door who wanted to know where her jewelry and purse were,' Lt. Russ Olsen said Wednesday.
Investigators said the prowler probably entered the exclusive Trousdale Estates home through a broken window.
As Miss Stanwyck reached out to turn on a light, she told officers, the intruder hit her with a blunt object, put her in a closet, grabbed a small amount of jewelry from the bedroom and fled.
Miss Stanwyck said the suspect was about 6-2 and 200 pounds, and appeared to be wearing a ski mask.
'She did not have any other description because of the darkness,' Lt. Russ Olsen said.
Miss Stanwyck, who starred for several years in 'The Big Valley' television series, was nominated four times for the best actress Oscar for the movies 'Sorry, Wrong Number,' 'Double Indemnity,' 'Ball of Fire' and 'Stella Dallas.'