Frances Gifford Overview:

Actress, Frances Gifford, was born Mary Frances Gifford on Dec 7, 1919 in Long Beach, CA. Gifford died at the age of 74 on Jan 15, 1994 in Pasadena, CA .



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Bette & Barbara. Myrna & Irene. Ginger & Norma. Doris & Ingrid. Lana…Rita…Ava. See, I don’t even have to give you their last names. You know immediately who I’m talking about. They are Stars. Their brilliance shine like beacons through the decades. And they ga... Read full article

By Art on Dec 7, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

Mary was born December 7, 1920 in Long Beach, California. At the age of sixteen Gifford had applied to UCLA School of Law with no intention of pursuing an acting career. With a friend, she visited the studios of Samuel Goldwyn to watch a film being made and while there was spotted by... Read full article

By Dawn on May 26, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, While visiting the studios of Samuel Goldwyn to watch a film being made she was spotted by a talent scout who brought her to the attention of Goldwyn, who signed her on an acting contract. After only performing in minor roles, she moved on to RKO where she was cast in several uncred... Read full article

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Frances Gifford Quotes:

Flo Norris: They say after you've been in the army for a while you can do anything a horse does.
Helen Domeret: I don't *want* to do what a horse does.

Nurse: Are you awake? There's a lady here to see you.
Ed Beaumont: What kind of a lady?
Nurse: Miss Janet Henry.
Ed Beaumont: Tell her to go away.
Nurse: I can't do that. She knows you're better.
Ed Beaumont: When are we gonna be alone again?
Nurse: *Never* if I can help it.
Ed Beaumont: Then I suppose I'll *have* to see her.
Nurse: No wonder people *beat* you up.

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Frances Gifford Fact
She suffered serious head injuries in an auto accident in 1948. After continued repercussions, she was admitted to Camarillo State Hospital in 1958. She was released in 1978.

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