Job Actress, radio presenter, television personality
Years active 1928-1991
Top Roles Mrs. Dathis, Sue Bayliss, 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.

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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!


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.
[underwear]
Phyllis MacNamara: No wonder they're winning the Cold War.


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Began practicing yoga in the 1950s when that was unusual for New Yorkers of her generation. She never referred to it on "What's My Line?" (1950). Arlene was able to share her interest with Jess Stearn, author of one of the first best-selling books on yoga. Dorothy Kilgallen plugged the book in her newspaper column in 1965, misspelling his first name as "Jesse." Either Dorothy or her editor placed the item immediately after one about an upcoming Las Vegas singing engagement of Johnnie Ray.

In many of the newspapers that carried her obituary, the wrong photograph was published.

She appeared in her only episode of the "CBS Radio Mystery Theater" in 1974.

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