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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 3 February 1950Yokohama, Japan
Height 5' (1.52 m)

Mini Bio (1)

British actress Pamela Franklin has worked with many notable actors and directors throughout her career. A somewhat underrated actress, she had a wide range of emotions that she brought to her many versatile characters. Franklin was born in Yokohama, Japan, and her father was an importer/exporter. She initially studied dance at the Elmhurst School of Ballet in England (now the Elmhurst School for Dance). She made her film debut at age 11 as "Flora" in The Innocents (1961) alongside Deborah Kerr and a year later appeared as "Tina" in The Lion (1962) with William Holden and Trevor Howard. She has worked with many directors including Ronald Neame, Jack Clayton, and John Huston. Franklin is most remembered for her performance as the rebellious "Sandy" in the The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) which starred Maggie Smith and also as the hapless kidnap victim in The Night of the Following Day (1968) in which she appeared with Marlon Brando and Rita Moreno.

Franklin later carved out a niche as a "scream queen" in a handful of 1970s horror features. She portrayed the psychic medium in The Legend of Hell House (1973) which also featured Roddy McDowall. For many years, Franklin made several guest appearances on hit TV shows. In the early 1970s, she married actor Harvey Jason whom she met on the set of Necromancy (1972) and had two children. Franklin retired from acting in the early 1980s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Spouse (1)

Harvey Jason (29 November 1970 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Wanted to become a dancer
The role of "Jenny" (played by Ann Davies) in Doctor Who (1963), was first intended for her.
Lives in Hollywood with her husband, Harvey Jason, and two children.
Daughter-in-law of Alec Jason.
Has credited director/producer Jack Clayton for teaching her valuable lessons about acting.
Was the first child to ever work with the full grown Africa lion Zamba.
Worked with Ralph Helfer, renowned animal trainer, Hollywood animal behaviorist, author, and owner of the legendary African Lion Zamba.

Personal Quotes (4)

Filming is filming and you do what you have to without thinking too much how big or small the part is you're playing.
[Referring to Marlon Brando in The Night of the Following Day (1968)] He's really tremendous. He never compromises. I expected him to be nice to me out of pity--just because I wasn't good enough. But he treated me as an equal.
Of all the actresses I've played with, I learned most from Deborah Kerr because she's so graceful in everything she does. With Bette Davis, it's every man for himself! If it looks as if someone else is going to steal the scene, she shows who's the star. And why shouldn't she? She's a Great Actress.
I've never been over-awed by show business. You see, no one ever said to me 'You're going to be a star.' My parents were terribly practical and down-to-earth--it's the best way.

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