Job Actress, radio presenter, television personality
Years active 1928-1991
Top Roles Sue Bayliss, Mrs. Dathis, Mrs. Fraleigh, Woman of the Streets, Phyllis MacNamara
Top GenresComedy, Romance, Film Adaptation, Short Films, Crime, Drama
Top TopicsBased on Play, Romance (Comic), Book-Based
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.



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

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Arlene Francis Quotes:

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.

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

C.R. MacNamara: What have we got here?
Phyllis MacNamara: Whatever it is, it's all ours for the next two weeks.
[in mock Southern accent]
Phyllis MacNamara: Isn't that marvy?
[squeaky giggle]

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Arlene Francis Facts
In 1995, when her health started to deteriorate, her son had her move to San Francisco to be near him. He was by her side at the time she died.

Began her Broadway career in early 1928 in the flop play "La Gringa" (directed by Hamilton MacFadden and starring Claudette Colbert). She remained very active there until early 1954 when her TV commitments increased. Arlene continued to appear on Broadway with far less frequency through 1975 (see "Other Works").

After unsuccessfully owning and operating a boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City, she dropped her surname, changed the spelling of her first name and headed to Hollywood.

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