By Laura Wagner
This first-ever biography of yankee actress Anne Francis will enlighten her informal fanatics and earn a nod of contract from her diehard admirers. The megastar of such Nineteen Fifties cinematic classics as undesirable Day at Black Rock, The Blackboard Jungle and Forbidden Planet, Anne made the dicy choice to transplant her skills to television--and for this reason, her performing has usually been taken without any consideration. yet television provided her with the groundbreaking name position in Honey West (1965-66), the place she turned the 1st best actress to painting a personal detective on a typical weekly sequence. All of Anne Francis' movie and tv appearances are chronicled, together with an entire episode advisor for Honey West and a whole directory of her visitor roles on such sequence because the Twilight sector, The Untouchables and homicide, She Wrote.
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A UCLA student, wed on May 19, 1952. “He was poetically fragile, darkly handsome, had a brilliant mind and seemed exceedingly self-assured,” Anne explained in Voices from Home. “My insecurities reached out to this ‘man of the world,’ and I am quite sure that he considered himself a sort of Pygmalion. I was a beautiful young actress, well-bred, but without the advantage of higher education. I know now what a ‘Higher Education’ is, but didn’t then. D. and was a graduate student in the dramatic arts.
They rushed him to Mt. Zion hospital where he was on the operating table for two hours. ” Reportedly, Bam went into teaching in his later years. He died on August 23, 1996, in Los Angeles, California. After the divorce, Anne entered therapy. “My visits were prompted by a number of months’ trying to readjust from the divorce and realizing I was about ready to ﬂip and I didn’t know in what direction,” Anne told TV Guide in 1965. “When I went into analysis, I didn’t know whether I’d come out of it quitting the business or what.
One was a silver lamé jumpsuit with silver boots — just absolutely gorgeous. It is rumored that Dore Schary’s wife Miriam nixed it, saying that it was just too sexy, too extreme. It covered me from head to toe, along with the silver boots that matched this lamé suit. ” Above and following page: Two wardrobe test shots of Anne from Forbidden Planet. 46 ANNE FRANCIS Again, Anne was the only woman in the cast, but, she told Weaver, she had absolutely no trouble on the set: Walter Pidgeon loved to recite dirty limericks.