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Carol Lynley

Carol Lynley was born on February 13, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA as Carole Ann Jones. She is an actress, known for The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965) and The Cat and the Canary (1978). She was previously married to Michael Selsman. See full bio »

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Bunny Lake Is Missing
The Cat and the Canary
The Cat and the Canary Annabelle West
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 2006 Vic (Short)
Carrie Lee
 2003 A Light in the Forest
Gramma Irene
 1999 Drowning on Dry Land
 1999 Flypaper
Housewife in Kitchen (uncredited)
 1996 Neon Signs
 1991 Howling VI: The Freaks (Video)
Miss Eddington
 1990 Spirits
Sister Jillian
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
Dr. Elizabeth Porter
- Stressed Environment (1990) ... Dr. Elizabeth Porter
 1989 Another World (TV Series)
Judge Martha Dunlay
- Episode #1.6399 (1989) ... Judge Martha Dunlay
- Episode #1.6398 (1989) ... Judge Martha Dunlay
 1989 Dark Tower
 1988 Blackout
Esther Boyle
 1987 Night Heat (TV Series)
Grace Barnett
- Grace (1987) ... Grace Barnett
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Karen Davis
- Forgotten Melodies (1984) ... Karen Davis
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Sylvia Daly
- In Possession (1984) ... Sylvia Daly
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
- The Gift of Beauty (1984) ... Elizabeth
 1977-1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Sheila McKenna / Catherine Harris / Gwen / ...
- Lost and Found/Dick Turpin's Last Ride (1984) ... Sheila McKenna
- The Angel's Triangle/Natchez Bound (1982) ... Catherine Harris
- King Arthur in Mr. Roarke's Court/Shadow Games (1982) ... Gwen / Queen Guinievre
- Cyrano/The Magician (1981) ... Marjorie Denton
- Man-Beast/Ole Island Oprey (1981) ... Elizabeth Tabori
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Zane Elliott
- Faith, Hope & Charity (1983) ... Zane Elliott
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Ivy Morris
- Pleasure Isle (1983) ... Ivy Morris
 1983 Balboa
Erin Blakely
 1982 Vigilante
Assistant D.A. Mary Fletcher
 1982 Baker's Dozen (TV Series)
 1981 Judgment Day (TV Movie)
Harriet Egan
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Eva Drake\Ann Marie Fabro
- Hartland Express (1981) ... Eva Drake\Ann Marie Fabro
 1981 Best of Friends (TV Movie)
Marge Adams
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Lisa Gallo
- Island Angels (1980) ... Lisa Gallo
 1980 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
June Wilson
- Mystery at the Zoo (1980) ... June Wilson
 1980 Willow B: Women in Prison (TV Movie)
Claire Hastings
 1980 Me olvidé de vivir
Laura (as Carol Linley)
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Carol Gilmore
- Best of Friends/Aftermath/Dream Boat (1979) ... Carol Gilmore
 1978 The Cat and the Canary
Annabelle West
 1978 Sword of Justice (TV Series)
Cyndy Rupert
- The Skywayman (1978) ... Cyndy Rupert
 1978 The Beasts Are on the Streets (TV Movie)
Dr. Claire McCauley
 1978 Cops and Robin (TV Movie)
Dr. Alice Alcott
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Valerie Bates / Karen Baker
- Angel in Blue (1978) ... Valerie Bates / Karen Baker
 1977 The Washington Affair
Barbara Nicholson
 1977 Having Babies II (TV Movie)
Sally Magee
 1977 Bad Georgia Road
Molly Golden
 1977 Future Cop (TV Series)
Dr. Alcott
- Cops and Robin (1977) ... Dr. Alcott
 1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Polly Ames
- Kiss It All Goodbye (1977) ... Polly Ames
 1976 Flood (TV Movie)
Abbie Adams
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Nina Daniels
- Trial by Prejudice (1976) ... Nina Daniels
 1976 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Lynn Dressler
- Who's Who in Neverland (1976) ... Lynn Dressler
 1975 The Four Deuces
Wendy Rittenhouse - the Girlfriend
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Suzy Martin
- If It's a Man, Hang Up (1975) ... Suzy Martin
 1975 Death Stalk (TV Movie)
Cathy Webster
 1974 The Evil Touch (TV Series)
Cora Blake
- Dear Cora I'm Going to Kill You (1974) ... Cora Blake
 1974 The Elevator (TV Movie)
Irene Turner
 1974 The Magician (TV Series)
Janet Keegan
 1973 Cotter
 1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Elizabeth Ann Zachary
- Death of an Old-Fashioned Girl (1973) ... Elizabeth Ann Zachary
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure
 1972 Beware! The Blob
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Gail Sumner
- The House That Cried Murder (1972) ... Gail Sumner
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Jenny Tarraday (segment "Last Rites for a Dead Druid")
- The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid (1972) ... Jenny Tarraday (segment "Last Rites for a Dead Druid")
 1972 The Night Stalker (TV Movie)
Gail Foster
 1971 Crosscurrent (TV Movie)
Kathy Cooper
 1971 Mannix (TV Series)
Dorothy Kinman
- Voice in the Dark (1971) ... Dorothy Kinman
 1970 Weekend of Terror (TV Movie)
Sister Meredith
 1970 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
- Who Killed Kindness? (1970) ... Brooke
 1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Judith Walters
- Giants Never Kneel (1970) ... Judith Walters
 1970 Norwood
Yvonne Phillips
 1969-1970 The Immortal (TV Series)
Sylvia Cartwright
- Sylvia (1970) ... Sylvia Cartwright
- Pilot (1969) ... Sylvia Cartwright
 1969 The Maltese Bippy
Robin Sherwood
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
- Boom at the Top (1969) ... Michelle
 1968 The Smugglers (TV Movie)
Jo Hudson
 1968 Shadow on the Land (TV Movie)
Abigail 'Abby' Tyler
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Dilly Shanks
- Hell Hath No Fury (1968) ... Dilly Shanks
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
- Eve (1968) ... Eve
 1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Lynn Hallett
- False Witness (1967) ... Lynn Hallett
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Elyse Reynolds
- The Believers (1967) ... Elyse Reynolds
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Annie Justin
- The Prince of Darkness Affair: Part II (1967) ... Annie Justin
- The Prince of Darkness Affair: Part I (1967) ... Annie Justin
 1967 Danger Route
 1967 The Shuttered Room
Susannah Whately Kelton / Sarah
 1965-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Miranda Woodland / Irene Ayers
- Runaway Boy (1966) ... Miranda Woodland
- The Fliers (1965) ... Irene Ayers
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
April Martin
- In Search of April (1966) ... April Martin
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing
Ann Lake
 1965/II Harlow
Jean Harlow
 1964 The Pleasure Seekers
Maggie Williams
 1964 Shock Treatment
Cynthia Lee Albright
 1963 The Cardinal
Mona / Regina Fermoyle
 1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree
Robin Austin
 1963 The Stripper
Miriam Caswell
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- The Rage of Silence (1963) ... Elise
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
Judith Morrow
- The Man from the Sea (1962) ... Judith Morrow
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Sandy Carter
- Whatever Happened to Miss Illinois? (1962) ... Sandy Carter
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Sister Pamela Wiley
- Final Vow (1962) ... Sister Pamela Wiley
 1961 The Last Sunset
Melissa 'Missy' Breckenridge
 1961 Return to Peyton Place
 1956-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Phyllis / Barbara Clark / Mary Elizabeth Asher / ...
- The Last Dance (1959) ... Phyllis
- Deed of Mercy (1959) ... Barbara Clark
- The Young and Scared (1958) ... Mary Elizabeth Asher
- The Hat with the Roses (1956) ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
 1959 Hound-Dog Man
Dony Wallace
 1959 Blue Denim
Janet Willard
 1959 Holiday for Lovers
Betsy Dean
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
- Rapunzel (1958) ... Rapunzel
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
Elaine Hermann
- The Vengeance (1958) ... Elaine Hermann
 1958 The Light in the Forest
 1957 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Judy Graves
- Junior Miss (1957) ... Judy Graves
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- The Young One (1957) ... Janice
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
- Cracker Money (1956)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
- The Big Wave (1956) ... Setsu
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Grow Up (1956)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: The Potting Shed. Drama. Written by Graham Greene. Directed by Carmen Capalbo. Bijou Theatre (moved to The John Golden Theatre, from 22 Apr 1957- close): 20 Jan 1957- 1 Jun 1957 (143 performances). Cast: Lewis Casson (as "Dr. Frederick Baston"), Frank Conroy (as "Father William Callifer"), Joan Croydon (as "Miss Connolly"), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Carol Linley

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Personal Quote:

I've never been in a scandal. I've never been caught running naked down a highway. I've not tried to shoot anybody. Nobody's ever tried to shoot me. My child is legitimate... I've never been to Betty Ford... No porn... No drug addictions... I've outlived three of my doctors. So if you're going to write a juicy book, I've got a problem.


She was featured on the April 22, 1957 cover of LIFE Magazine. Walt Disney saw her photo and article, and decided to cast her in his release The Light in the Forest (1958). It was Carol's debut (she received an "and introducing" credit in the opening titles), but it was also her swan song for Disney's studio. Opposite James MacArthur, a Broadway actor, both gave convincing performances, receiving... See more »

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