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Job Actress, radio presenter, television personality
Years active 1928-1991
Top Roles Mrs. Fraleigh, Sue Bayliss, Mrs. Dathis, Woman of the Streets, Phyllis MacNamara
Top GenresComedy, Romance, Film Adaptation, Drama, Crime, Short Films
Top TopicsBased on Play, Pre-Code Cinema, Secretaries
Top Collaborators (Director), , (Producer), (Producer)
Shares birthday with Margaret Dumont, Rex Ingram, B?la Lugosi  see more..

Arlene Francis Overview:

Actress, Arlene Francis, was born Arline Francis Kazanjian on Oct 20, 1907 in Boston, MA. Francis died at the age of 93 on May 31, 2001 in San Francisco, CA and was laid to rest in Roosevelt Memorial Park Cemetery in Trevose, Bucks County, PA.

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She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Radio.

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Classic Movie Coincidence: Bela Lugosi and

By Annmarie Gatti on Oct 20, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Bela Lugosi and share a birthday and a film: Both Bela Lugosi & appeared in Murders in the Rue Morgue — and both were born today October 20 (25 yrs apart!). ?Murders in the Rue Morgue was ’ debut film role. Bela Lugosi?as diabolical mad sc... Read full article


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Arlene Francis Quotes:

Phyllis MacNamara: She married a communist? That's going to be the biggest thing to hit Atlanta since General Sherman threw that little barbecue. No, I don't think it's funny. They're going to live in Moscow? Now, that's funny!


C.R. MacNamara: Oh, yeah, I uh, I forgot he doesn't wear shorts.
[underwear]
Phyllis MacNamara: No wonder they're winning the Cold War.


Phyllis MacNamara: Atlanta!
C.R. MacNamara: Yeah, I'm the new vice president in charge of bottle caps. They're kicking me upstairs.
Phyllis MacNamara: That's something I've always wanted to do myself.


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Arlene Francis Facts
Hosted a daily radio show broadcast locally on New York's WOR from 1960 until 1985, when the station canceled it.

Although semi-retired starting 1983, Arlene was the co-host up until about 1986-87 of a local New York show that aired once a week (early Saturday nights) on WNBC-TV

The heart-shaped diamond necklace she always wore was given to her by husband Martin Gabel. It triggered a heart-shaped diamond fad in the mid-50s.

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