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‘Doll Squad’ and ‘Batman’ Actress Francine York Dies at 80

6 January 2017 3:18 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actress Francine York, who had more than 150 television and film credits, died Friday in Van Nuys, Calif., She was 80 and had cancer, according to her close friend Pepper Jay.

York once declared the 1973 cult film “The Doll Squad” her most popular film, but she played everything from an alien to a exotic belly dancer. On “Batman,” she played Lydia Limpet, the Bookworm’s henchwoman. Her credits include guest roles on “Bewitched,” “General Hospital,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and “My Favorite Martian.” She also appeared in “Tickle Me” with Elvis Presley. Her more recent roles include “Family Man” with Nicolas Cage, “Hot in Cleveland” and “Star Trek: Progeny.”

Born Francine Yerich, she was raised in Aurora, Minn. and Cleveland, where she performed in school plays. She danced as a showgirl in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles, where she played the Moulin Rouge nightclub. Her screen career was launched when »

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‘Doll Squad’ and ‘Batman’ Actress Francine York Dies at 80

6 January 2017 3:18 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress Francine York, who had more than 150 television and film credits, died Friday in Van Nuys, Calif., She was 80 and had cancer, according to her close friend Pepper Jay.

York once declared the 1973 cult film “The Doll Squad” her most popular film, but she played everything from an alien to a exotic belly dancer. On “Batman,” she played Lydia Limpet, the henchwoman of the Bookworm (Roddy McDowall). Her credits include guest roles on “Bewitched,” “General Hospital,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and “My Favorite Martian.” She also appeared in “Tickle Me” with Elvis Presley. Her more recent roles include “Family Man” with Nicolas Cage, “Hot in Cleveland” and “Star Trek: Progeny.”

Born Francine Yerich, she was raised in Aurora, Minn. and Cleveland, where she performed in school plays. She danced as a showgirl in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles, where she played the Moulin Rouge nightclub. Her screen career was launched when Jerry Lewis cast her »

- Dani Levy

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