One tall, cool drink of water, the beautiful, curvaceous, mole-lipped Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born Anne Lloyd Francis on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip, a businessman/salesman, and Edith Francis...See full bio »
Most young blondes in those days ['50s] were not taken too seriously. I had wanted to work on a project [directing] all my own from beginning to end for many years. I had managers who said, "Look, you're an actress. You're not supposed to do that other business". And now I look at all the women today who are doing it, and no one's batting an eyelash.
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The alleged "feud" between Anne and Barbra Streisand with Anne blaming Barbra over her role as Follies chorine Georgia James being cut down to a glorified extra part was over exaggerated. In truth, writer Isobel Lennart tried to incorporate the Georgia character into the stage version back in the early 1960s and it was also cut entirely...
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