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Date Of BirthSeptember 16, 1930
DiedJanuary 2, 2011, Santa Barbara, California, United States
SpouseRobert Abeloff, Bamlet Lawrence Price Jr.
MarkBlonde hair and blue eyes
FactHas two daughters, Jane Elizabeth Abeloff (born March 21, 1962) and Margaret Francis West. Margaret was adopted in May of 1970. The adoption was one of the first granted to a single parent in the state of California. Jane Elizabeth was born with the same trade mark mole as her mother.

Anne Francis was an American actress best known for her role in the film noir classic “Bad Day at Black Rock” and the television series “Honey West. ” Francis was born on September 16, 1930, in Ossining, New York, the daughter of Margaret (née Keane) and Edward Aloysius Francis. Her father was a successful businessman, and her mother was a homemaker. Francis had two sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth. She was educated at the Sacred Heart Convent in Ossining and the Marymount School in Tarrytown, New York. After graduation, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting.

Francis made her film debut in 1949 with a small role in the comedy “So Young, So Bad. ” She went on to appear in a number of films throughout the 1950s, including “The Flame and the Arrow” (1950), “The Black Shield of Falworth” (1954), and “Forbidden Planet” (1956). In 1955, she starred in the film noir classic “Bad Day at Black Rock” opposite Spencer Tracy. The following year, she appeared in the Western “The Searchers” with John Wayne. In 1957, Francis was cast as the titular character in the television series “Honey West.

” The show ran for one season and was cancelled due to low ratings. Francis continued to work steadily in film and television throughout her career. Some of her later roles include “The Love Boat” (1977), “Fantasy Island” (1978), and “Murder, She Wrote” (1984). Francis died of natural causes on January 2, 2011, at the age of 80. ..

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Full NameAnne Francis
Date Of BirthSeptember 16, 1930
DiedJanuary 2, 2011, Santa Barbara, California, United States
Place Of BirthOssining, New York, United States
Height1.73 m
ProfessionActor, Model


SpouseRobert Abeloff, Bamlet Lawrence Price Jr.
ChildrenJane Elizabeth Abeloff, Margaret Francis West
ParentsEdith Francis, Philip Francis


AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
MoviesForbidden Planet, Bad Day at Black Rock, Blackboard Jungle, Funny Girl, So Young, So Bad, Susan Slept Here, Dreamboat, The Satan Bug, Rogue Cop, Hook, Line & Sinker, The Rack, Girl of the Night, The Love God?, A Lion Is in the Streets, More Dead Than Alive, Don't Go Near the Water, Lydia Bailey, The...
TV ShowsDallas, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, Riptide, Honey West

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#Marks / Signs
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Blonde hair and blue eyes
4Mole on the right of her lower lip


1[After her character was discontinued on "Riptide" (1984)] I don't think the networks give much consideration about women on action shows. I think networks feel that women are mindless creatures, and they have no place on this kind of show.
2Most young blondes in those days [1950s] were not taken too seriously. I had wanted to work on a project [directing] all my own from beginning to end for many years. I had managers who said, "Look, you're an actress. You're not supposed to do that other business". And now I look at all the women today who are doing it, and no one's batting an eyelash.


1Actually took karate lessons while starring in the TV series Honey West (1965).
2Passed away one month (just 35 days) after her Forbidden Planet (1956) co-star Leslie Nielsen.
3As of March 2006 was living in Santa Barbara, CA.
4The alleged "feud" between Anne and Barbra Streisand with Anne blaming Barbra over her role as Follies chorine Georgia James being cut down to a glorified extra part was over exaggerated. In truth, writer Isobel Lennart tried to incorporate the Georgia character into the stage version back in the early 1960s and it was also cut entirely. The Georgia role was largely reduced because it veered away from the Brice story, but it was not at Streisand's urging. Streisand also did not have final say over film cuts, director William Wyler did. Anne apologized to Barbra in 2002 on her official website claiming her publicist instigated the "feud" by crediting Barbra with certain remarks.
5Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1611 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
6Retired from acting in 2004 after less than 60 years in the motion picture industry.
7She has no grave; she was cremated and her ashes are in the possession of family.
8First husband, Bamlet Lawrence Price Jr. was a former UCLA student who was working on a film project entitled One Way Ticket to Hell (1955). As part of their divorce settlement, he repaid her the $4,000 he borrowed for this film. She had one daughter, Jane Elizabeth, by her second husband, Dr. Robert Abeloff, a dentist. Each marriage lasted about three years.
9Long involved with the International New Thought Alliance, a metaphysical religious organization.
10Has two daughters, Jane Elizabeth Abeloff (born March 21, 1962) and Margaret Francis West. Margaret was adopted in May of 1970. The adoption was one of the first granted to a single parent in the state of California. Jane Elizabeth was born with the same trade mark mole as her mother.
11A longtime rodeo fan, she wrote and directed the short subject film Gemini Rising (1968).
12Turned down the lead role in the film soaper Claudelle Inglish (1961). Diane McBain won the role but the film bombed. She later replaced actress Joan Hackett on the film The Satan Bug (1965).
13Not only participated in radio programs early in her career, but she also regularly appeared on one of New York's first television stations before World War II. The CBS-owned station used television cameras from the Farnsworth Corporation because RCA, the only other U.S. manufacturer of television equipment, was affiliated with NBC. Her participation included an early experiment with color television.
141953 Deb Star.
15Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "They Fought in the Creature Features" (McFarland & Co., 1995).
16Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007, despite having quit smoking nearly twenty years earlier. She immediately underwent chemotherapy and had surgery to remove the upper lobe of her right lung.
17Had part of her right lung removed in her battle with lung cancer [February 8, 2008].
18Stage: Appeared as the "young" Gertrude Lawrence in the original Broadway production of "Lady in the Dark".




Believe It or Not1950TV Series
Suspense1949TV SeriesLois
Versatile Varieties1949TV SeriesBonny Maid (1949-1950)
Portrait of Jennie1948Teenager in Art Gallery (uncredited)
Summer Holiday1948Elsie Rand (as Ann Francis)
This Time for Keeps1947Bobby-Soxer (uncredited)
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesRose Atwood
Fantasy Island1999TV SeriesCassie
The Drew Carey Show1998TV SeriesCharlene Fifer
Nash Bridges1998TV SeriesJulia Ann Porter
Conan1997TV SeriesGagool
Home Improvement1997TV SeriesLiddy Talbot
Wings1996TV SeriesVera
Have You Seen My Son1996TV MovieCatherine Pritcher
Lover's Knot1995Marian Hunter
Fortune Hunter1994TV SeriesMrs. Brady
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesHoney Best
Dark Justice1993TV SeriesMelvina
Love Can Be Murder1992TV MovieMaggie O'Brien
The Double 0 Kid1992VideoMaggie Lomax
Little Vegas1990Martha
Murder, She Wrote1984-1990TV SeriesLee Haley / Margo Perry / Louise McCallum
The Golden Girls1989TV SeriesTrudy
Matlock1989TV SeriesJanet Masters
My First Love1988TV MovieTerry
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story1987TV MovieMarjorie Post Hutton
Laguna Heat1987TV MovieHelene Long
Jake and the Fatman1987TV SeriesDixie
American Playhouse1987TV SeriesDonna Lucia D'Alvadorez
True Confessions1986TV Series
A Masterpiece of Murder1986TV MovieRuth Beekman
Return1985/IEileen Sedgeley (as Anne Lloyd Francis)
Finder of Lost Loves1985TV SeriesRuth Cunningham
Hardcastle and McCormick1985TV SeriesJane Bigelow
Crazy Like a Fox1985TV SeriesSister Elizabeth
Partners in Crime1984TV SeriesSarah - Health Instructor
The Love Boat1984TV SeriesMrs. Kelsey
Riptide1984TV SeriesMama Jo
Trapper John, M.D.1980-1983TV SeriesMrs. Havenhurst / Gail Edsin
Simon & Simon1983TV SeriesAngel Barkley
Charley's Aunt1983TV MovieDonna Lucia D'Alvadorez
O'Malley1983TV MovieAmanda O'Malley
Mazes and Monsters1982TV MovieEllie
CHiPs1982TV SeriesSusan Wright
Fantasy Island1978-1981TV SeriesLottie McFadden / Maxine Dodge / Drusilla 'Rowdy' Roberts
Dallas1981TV SeriesArliss Cooper
Charlie's Angels1978-1980TV SeriesCindy Lee / Margo
The Littlest Hobo1980TV SeriesMrs. Penelope Conrad
Detour to Terror1980TV MovieSheila
Dan August: The Jealousy Factor1980TV MovieNina Porter
Beggarman, Thief1979TV MovieTeresa Kraler
The Rebels1979TV MovieMrs. Harris
Quincy M.E.1979TV SeriesElizabeth Shafer
Greatest Heroes of the Bible1978TV SeriesZipporah
The Eddie Capra Mysteries1978TV SeriesMelissa Osborne
Vega$1978TV SeriesLillian Ross
Born Again1978Patty Colson
Flying High1978TV SeriesSusan Vale
Little Mo1978TV MovieSophie Fisher
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1965-1978TV SeriesAdeline Jones / Marian Lockhart
Hawaii Five-O1978TV SeriesAlicia Wade
Police Woman1976-1978TV SeriesLiz Adams / Sergeant Loretta Muldare
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1978TV SeriesCarol
Black Sheep Squadron1977TV SeriesLt. Cmdr. Gladys Hope
Wonder Woman1976TV SeriesLola Flynn
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar1976TV SeriesAngela Griffin
Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free1976TV MovieFlora Dobbs
Mobile One1975TV SeriesGinny Dunn
S.W.A.T.1975TV SeriesDoris Wainwright Bristol
Petrocelli1975TV SeriesEmily Burke
Barnaby Jones1973-1975TV SeriesShirley Evans / Miriam Woodridge
Ellery Queen1975TV SeriesNurse Evelyn Chandler
A Girl Named Sooner1975TV MovieSelma Goss
Movin' On1975TV SeriesAbby
Archer1975TV SeriesAngela Lawrence
The Last Survivors1975TV MovieHelen Dixon
The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One1974TV MovieColette
Kung Fu1974TV SeriesIda Quinlan
Ironside1972-1974TV SeriesKaren Gillis / Angela Griffin
Cry Panic1974TV MovieJulie
Banacek1974TV SeriesKatherine Wells
The F.B.I.1970-1973TV SeriesDidi Laramie / Shelly Brimlow
Cannon1973TV SeriesPeggy Angel
The Wide World of Mystery1973TV SeriesMidge Ross
Insight1970-1973TV SeriesGert Halprin / Claire
Columbo1972-1973TV SeriesNurse Sharon Martin / Valerie Bishop
Search1973TV SeriesBeth Parker
Assignment: Vienna1972TV SeriesAline Masterson
Pancho Villa1972Flo
Gunsmoke1972TV SeriesSarah
Haunts of the Very Rich1972TV MovieAnnette Larrier
Fireball Forward1972TV MovieHelen Sawyer
Mongo's Back in Town1971TV MovieAngel
My Three Sons1971TV SeriesTerri Dowling
The Forgotten Man1971TV MovieMarie Hardy Forrest
The Intruders1970TV MovieLeora Garrison
Love, American Style1970TV SeriesClaudia (segment "Love and the Visitor")
The Virginian1964-1970TV SeriesMyra Greencastle / Victoria Greenly
Wild Women1970TV MovieJean Marshek
Dan August1970TV SeriesNina Porter
Lost Flight1970TV MovieGina Talbott
The Name of the Game1968-1970TV SeriesMarsha Ryman / Carol Sherman
Mission: Impossible1969TV SeriesGillian Colbee
The Love God?1969Lisa LaMonica
Impasse1969/IBobby Jones
Hook, Line and Sinker1969Nancy Ingersoll
More Dead Than Alive1969Monica Alton
Funny Girl1968Georgia James
The Invaders1967TV SeriesAnnie Rhodes
The Fugitive1967TV SeriesFelice Greer
Honey West1965-1966TV SeriesHoney West / Pandora Fox
Brainstorm1965Lorrie Benson
Burke's Law1963-1965TV SeriesHoney West / Suzanne Foster
The Satan Bug1965Ann Williams
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1963-1965TV SeriesPeg Beale / Connie Breech / Eve Raydon
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964TV SeriesGervaise Ravel
The Reporter1964TV SeriesRoseanne
Valentine's Day1964TV SeriesBook Reviewer
Ben Casey1963-1964TV SeriesGloria Fowler / Penelope 'Penny' Shattuck
Death Valley Days1964TV SeriesPearl Hart
Temple Houston1964TV SeriesKate Fitzpatrick
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963TV SeriesPeggy Merritt
Arrest and Trial1963TV SeriesAlice Wellman
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesAlicia Norris
The Twilight Zone1960-1963TV SeriesJess-Belle Stone / Marsha White
Alcoa Premiere1963TV SeriesTerry Gallard
Going My Way1962TV SeriesMary Dunne
The New Breed1961TV SeriesPhyllis Eberhardt
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1960-1961TV SeriesJulia Reddy / Nyla Foster
Dr. Kildare1961TV SeriesKathy Stebbins
Route 661961TV SeriesArline Simms / Jana Johnson
Hong Kong1961TV SeriesMary Moore
The United States Steel Hour1960TV SeriesHenrietta Harmony / Anne McKenzie
Girl of the Night1960Robin 'Bobbie' Williams
The Crowded Sky1960Kitty Foster
The Untouchables1960TV SeriesDoreen Maney
Sunday Showcase1960TV SeriesFanny Holmes
Startime1960TV SeriesEmma
Adventures in Paradise1959TV SeriesAnne Meadow
Rawhide1959TV SeriesRose Wittman
The David Niven Show1959TV SeriesMarna Edwards
The Ten Commandments1959TV Movie
Climax!1958TV SeriesTeddy Baxter / Mary Bellason
Studio One in Hollywood1949-1958TV SeriesKristin / Wichita Jones
Don't Go Near the Water1957Lt. Alice Tomlen
The Hired Gun1957Ellen Beldon
The Great American Pastime1956Betty Hallerton
The Rack1956Aggie Hall
Forbidden Planet1956Altaira Morbius
The Scarlet Coat1955Sally Cameron
Blackboard Jungle1955Anne Dadier
Battle Cry1955Rae
Bad Day at Black Rock1955Liz Wirth
Rogue Cop1954Nancy Corlane
Susan Slept Here1954Isabella Alexander
Lux Video Theatre1954TV SeriesIntermission Guest Interviewer
The Ford Television Theatre1954TV SeriesLinda Wolcott
The Rocket Man1954June Brown
A Lion Is in the Streets1953Flamingo McManamee
Dreamboat1952Carol Sayre
Lydia Bailey1952Lydia Bailey
Elopement1951Jacqueline 'Jake' Osborne
The Whistle at Eaton Falls1951Jean
Kraft Theatre1949-1950TV Series
So Young So Bad1950Loretta Wilson
Lights Out1950TV Series


Home Improvement1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Murder, She Wrote1990TV Series performer - 1 episode


Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet2006Video documentary shortHerself
Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon2006Video documentary shortHerself
Twilight Zone: The Definitive Edition Interviews2005Video documentary shortHerself
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1974TV SeriesHerself
Password All-Stars1972TV SeriesHerself
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The Weird World of Weird1970TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Ann Francis)
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Dateline: Hollywood1967TV SeriesHerself
Chain Letter1966TV SeriesHerself
You Don't Say1964-1966TV SeriesHerself
The Linkletter Show1964TV SeriesHerself
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHerself
The Juke Box Jury1959TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1956TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
Pioneers of Television2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHoney West from Honey West
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us2005TV Movie documentaryAltaira Morbius


Won Awards

1966Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Star - FemaleHoney West (1965)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 1611 Vine Street.

Nominated Awards

1966Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesHoney West (1965)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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