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Frances Heflin (1920–1994)

Spent her later years portraying Susan Lucci's much-beleaguered mother on the long-running daytime soap opera, All My Children. Susan Lucci loved her in real life and consequently portrayed the grief-stricken daughter quite convincingly when Frances Heflin's character died (upon the actual death of Ms. Heflin). Although she bore a slight ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Molly Maguires
The Molly Maguires Mrs. Frazier
Mr. Billion
Mr. Billion Mrs. Apple Pie
The Student Teachers
The Student Teachers Mrs. Updegrove
All My Children
All My Children Mona Tyler / Mona Kane


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 1971-2005 All My Children (TV Series)
Mona Tyler / Mona Kane
- Episode #1.2567 (2005) ... Mona Kane
- Episode dated 15 April 1993 (1993) ... Mona Tyler
- Episode dated 25 November 1992 (1992) ... Mona Tyler
- Episode dated 8 April 1991 (1991) ... Mona Tyler
- Episode #1.5281 (1990) ... Mona Tyler
 1977 Mr. Billion
Mrs. Apple Pie
 1973 The Student Teachers
Mrs. Updegrove
 1970 The Molly Maguires
Mrs. Frazier
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mrs. Kraft
- Fires of the Mind (1965) ... Mrs. Kraft
 1964-1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Cissy Lane / Miss Harvey
- The Perfect Hostess (1965) ... Cissy Lane
- The Greatest Psychologist in the World (1964) ... Miss Harvey
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Josephine Hendon
- Her Life in Moving Pictures (1963) ... Josephine Hendon
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Jane Rogers
- The Men from Tallahassee (1961) ... Jane Rogers (as Fran Heflin)
 1955-1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Grace Ward / Emily
- Second Chance (1958) ... Grace Ward
- The Roads to Home (1955) ... Emily
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Blind Alley (1954)
 1947 Leben des Galilei (Short)
Virginia Galilei
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Physicists. Written by Friedrich Duerrenmatt. Book adapted by James Kirkup. Directed by Peter Brook. Martin Beck Theatre: 13 Oct 1964- 28 Nov 1964 (55 performances + 6 previews that began on 7 Oct 1964). Cast: Hume Cronyn (as "George Beutler (Newton)"), Robert Shaw (as "Johann Wilhelm Mobius"), Jessica Tandy (as "Fraulein ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Fran Heflin

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Her husband, Sol Kaplan, is a film composer. See more »



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