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 famous person 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 that reason, her performing has usually been taken with no consideration. yet television provided her with the groundbreaking name function in Honey West (1965-66), the place she turned the 1st prime 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 consultant for Honey West and an entire directory of her visitor roles on such sequence because the Twilight quarter, The Untouchables and homicide, She Wrote.

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Walter and also George Sanders, who was on another film that I did [The Scarlet Coat], both loved dirty limericks. And Leslie Nielsen I was madly in love with. Les was a very gentle, kind, terrific guy, just as he is today. He had a great sense of humor; today it has become more extreme than it was when I Biography 47 worked with him in those days [laughs]! But Les, much like Burt Reynolds — they both have a wonderful basic outlook on life and they don’t take themselves terribly seriously. Or, if they do, it’s not noticeable on the outside.

If you pull away, they dig in deeper. 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 was never a very political individual; I was not able to play a lot of the games that were played in those days. I guess I was sort of a maverick in many ways. I had come out from New York, where the attitude was far more stressed as far as being an actor, and looks were not really as important. Then I came out here where we were admonished to not be seen with curlers in our hair at the local market, to be made up at all times. Jeans and tennis shoes and old shirts were not acceptable at the lot.

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