Anne Francis

Actress and Model
Born Sep 16, 1930
Hometown Ossining, New York
Died Jan 2, 2011
Death Place City of Santa Bar...
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Measurements 34-22-35
Nationality American

Anne Lloyd Francis was an American actress. Francis was best known for her role in the science fiction film classic Forbidden Planet and for starring in the television series Honey West (1965–1966) which was the first TV series with a female detective character's name in the title. She won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy award for her role in the series.… Read More

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1930 Birth Anne Lloyd Francis was born in Ossining, New York in 1930, the only child of Philip and Edith Francis. … Read More


1952 21 Years Old Francis was married to Bamlet Lawrence Price, Jr., from May 1952 through April 1955 and to Robert Abeloff from 1960 through 1964; she never remarried after divorcing Abeloff. … Read More


1964 33 Years Old …  During 1964 she guest starred in two episodes ("Hideout" and "Rachel's Mother") of the CBS short-lived drama The Reporter and two successive appearances the same year in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. series.
1965 34 Years Old In 1965 Francis was cast as Honey West, a sexy private detective with a pet ocelot; the character was initially introduced on the popular ABC series Burke's Law and then spun-off as a series.
1967 36 Years Old Francis made a guest appearance along with Charles Bronson in a 1967 episode of The Fugitive opposite David Janssen.
1968 37 Years Old In 1968 she played the role of Georgia James in the feature film Funny Girl and one year later played Nancy Ingersoll, the wife of Jerry Lewis' character in the comedy Hook, Line and Sinker. … Read More


1971 40 Years Old At the start of the final season in 1971 of My Three Sons, Francis played bowling alley waitress Terri Dowling, who eventually married character Laird Fergus McBain Douglas of Sithian Bridge, Scotland and returned to his homeland as royalty. (Fred MacMurray played the dual character roles of Steve Douglas and Fergus McBain Douglas in this four part story arc). … Read More
1980 49 Years Old During the 1980 - 1981 season of Dallas, Francis had a recurring role as Arliss Cooper, the mother of Mitch and Afton Cooper.


1984 53 Years Old She later played "Mama Jo" in the 1984 TV-detective series Riptide. … Read More
1989 58 Years Old In 1989 and 1990 she guest-starred in several episodes of Murder, She Wrote, returning to her full name of Anne Lloyd Francis in the show's credits.


1998 67 Years Old She guest starred in 1998 as Kate Walsh's mom in a two-part episode of The Drew Carey Show.
2004 73 Years Old Francis' final television acting role came in a 2004 episode of the CBS series Without a Trace.
2007 76 Years Old Francis was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007; she kept her followers informed of her progress on her official website.
2011 80 Years Old Francis died due to complications from pancreatic cancer on January 2, 2011 at a retirement home in Santa Barbara, California, a little more than a month after the death of her Forbidden Planet co-star Leslie Nielsen.
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