By Laura Wagner
This first-ever biography of yankee actress Anne Francis will enlighten her informal lovers 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 determination to transplant her abilities to television--and for that reason, her appearing has usually been taken with no consideration. yet television provided her with the groundbreaking identify function in Honey West (1965-66), the place she turned the 1st major actress to painting a personal detective on a customary weekly sequence. All of Anne Francis' movie and tv appearances are chronicled, together with a whole episode advisor for Honey West and a whole directory of her visitor roles on such sequence because the Twilight region, The Untouchables and homicide, She Wrote.
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Glad he told me! Here was the test. I could hear Leo’s trainer, as if in an echo chamber, in a sort of a sing-song voice crooning, “Nice boy, nice boy ... ” Leo was taking his own sweet time. I think he was trying to get the point across that he was tired of this photo sitting (or in his case, standing). He had center stage. He licked the top of my head with his rough tongue. He dawdled and grunted. Then very slowly he opened his mouth and moved his head toward my right ear, caressing my hair with his tongue and ﬂipping it this way and that!
I wouldn’t want people staring at my legs any more than I’d want them hanging around my apartment. ” November of ’56 brought a serious health scare to the young actress. A few sources say she was hospitalized for a kidney infection. Another, in December, said she In her dressing room at MGM, Anne studies a script along- was recovering from an operation side her poodle, Walter Smidgeon. for adhesions, the result of a recent 52 ANNE FRANCIS appendectomy, and was ﬁnally able to come home for the holidays.
Biography 23 And if Anne was “Hard Luck Annie” during the ﬁlming of Lydia Bailey, Bam would eventually take up the mantle. In February 1953, it was reported that the “husband of Anne Francis suffered a severe back injury when he crashed into a tree while skiing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. ” Anne was still getting some head-scratching publicity herself. She showed up at a movie premiere with a white patch over her eye because she had injured it on an outing at Ocean Park Pier. Then Anne was made Miss California Relays 1953, presiding over the California Relays on May 16.
Anne Francis: The Life and Career by Laura Wagner