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Anne Francis, Forbidden Planet Star, Dead at 80

Her Forbidden Planet costar Leslie Nielsen passed just a month ago. Anne Francis was also known for playing the first female detective in a weekly TV series with ‘Honey West’. I’d met Ms Francis at Wonderfest in Louisville a few years ago and she was delightful and still very beautiful. Such a lovely and talented lady. Rip, Altaira

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Anne Francis, who played the first female detective to be featured in a weekly TV series in 1965′s Honey West, died Sunday of complications of pancreatic cancer at a retirement home in Santa Barbara.

Francis also starred in the 1956 science-fiction classic Forbidden Planet and had roles in more than 30 movies, including Bad Day at Black Rock; Battle Cry; Blackboard Jungle; The Hired Gun; Don’t Go Near the Water; Brainstorm; Funny Girl; and Hook, Line and Sinker.

Honey West was introduced to ABC viewers in an episode

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