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Overview (3)

Born in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Died in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA  (Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NameFanya Lipetz

Mini Bio (1)

Frances Chaney was born on July 23, 1915 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Fanya Lipetz. She was an actress, known for When Harry Met Sally... (1989), Life with Mikey (1993) and Law & Order (1990). She was married to Ring Lardner Jr. and David Ellis Lardner. She died on November 23, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (2)

Ring Lardner Jr. (28 September 1946 - 31 October 2000) ( his death) ( 1 child)
David Ellis Lardner (15 January 1942 - 19 October 1944) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (8)

Wife of the Ring Lardner Jr., the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated, blacklisted writer, who was one of the Hollywood Ten.
Son, James, with Ring Lardner Jr.
Had major parts on radio programs "Topper" and "Terry and the Pirates".
Mother of Kate Lardner.
Ex-mother-in-law of Tommy Lee Jones.
Daughter-in-law of Ring Lardner.
Sister-in-law of John Lardner and James Lardner.
Her ashes were sprinkled into the Atlantic Ocean.

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