Monday, January 3, 2011

RIP Anne Francis

'Forbidden Planet' Star Anne Francis Dies at 80

Anne Francis, star of 'Forbidden Planet,' 'Honey West,' dies in California at age 80

Actress Anne Francis, who was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and later was sexy private eye in "Honey West" on TV has died at age 80 in California.

Funeral director Bill Guntle in Santa Barbara says Francis died Sunday of natural causes at a local nursing home. Her daughter, Jane Uemura, tells the Los Angeles Times that Francis died from complications of pancreatic cancer.

Francis, a famous beauty of the time, had a childhood career in radio and TV and on Broadway before turning to movies. In later years she returned to television, appearing in dozens of series.

In "Honey West," which aired from 1965 to 1966, she played a female James Bond who kept a pet ocelot.

FRANCIS, Anne (Anne Lloyd Francis)
Born: 9/16/1930, Ossining, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 1/2/2011, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.

Anne Francis' Westerns - actress:
Anne Francis’ westerns - actress:

Bad Day at Black Rock - 1955 (Liz Wirth)
The Hired Gun - 1957 (Ellen Beldon)
Rawhide (TV) - 1959 (Rose Wittman)
Temple Housron (TV) - 1964 (Kate Fitzpatrick)
Death Valley Days (TV) - 1964 (Pearl Hart)
The Virginian (TV) - 1964, 1970 (Victoria Greenleigh, Myrna)
More Dead Than Alive - 1969 (Monica Alton)
Wild Women (TV) - 1970 (Jean Marshek)
The Intruders (TV) - 1970 (Leora Garnson)
Gunsmoke (TV) - 1972 (Sarah)
Pancho Villa - 1972 (Flo)
Kung Fu (TV) - 1974 (Ida Quinlan)
Banjo Hackett: Roamin’ Free (TV) - 1976 (Flora Dobbs)

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