The Life and Career
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About the Book
This first-ever biography of American actress Anne Francis will enlighten her casual fans and earn a nod of agreement from her diehard admirers. The star of such 1950s cinematic classics as Bad Day at Black Rock, Blackboard Jungle and Forbidden Planet, Anne made the risky decision to transplant her talents to television—and as a result, her acting has often been taken for granted. But TV supplied her with the groundbreaking title role in Honey West (1965–66), where she became the first leading actress to portray a private detective on a regular weekly series.
All of Anne Francis’ film and television appearances are chronicled, including a full episode guide for Honey West and a complete listing of her guest roles on such series as The Twilight Zone, The Untouchables and Murder, She Wrote.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 152 photos, filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments 1
A. The Films 123
B. Television 156
C. Honey West Episode Guide 228
Book Reviews & Awards
“I enjoyed reading Laura Wagner’s Anne Francis: The Life and Career. My advice: visit your nearest bookstore and go West Young Fan”—The Dark Pages.