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Anne Francis
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Ann Marvak

September 16, 1930
Died January 2, 2011(2011-01-02) (agedĀ 80)
CauseĀ of death Pancreatic cancer
Nationality American
Occupation Actress

Anne Francis (September 16, 1930 - January 2, 2011) was an American actress. She was best known for starring in the 1956 science fiction movie Forbidden Planet. In the 1960s, she starred in her own television series, Honey West. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work in that series.

Francis was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007. She died of pancreatic cancer in 2011.

Personal life

Francis was married twice and had two daughters.

Selected performances


  • Portrait of Jennie (uncredited)
  • Blackboard Jungle
  • Forbidden Planet
  • Funny Girl


  • Rawhide, episode "Incident of the Shambling Man"
  • Route 66, 2 episodes
  • Dr. Kildare, episode "A Million Dollar Property"
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 2 episodes
  • The Twilight Zone (original series), 2 episodes
  • Death Valley Days, episode "The Last Stagecoach Robbery"
  • Ben Casey, 2 episodes
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E., 2 episodes
  • Burke's Law, 2 episodes as "Honey West"
  • Honey West, as the title character
  • The Fugitive, episode "The One That Got Away"
  • Mission: Impossible, episode "The Double Circle"
  • My Three Sons, 3 episodes
  • Gunsmoke, episode "Sarah"
  • Columbo, 2 episodes
  • Ironside, 2 episodes
  • Hawaii Five-O, episode "When Does a War End?"
  • Dallas, 4 episodes
  • The Golden Girls, episode "Till Death Do We Volley"
  • Murder, She Wrote, 3 episodes

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