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01-03-2011, 06:52 PM
RIP Anne Francis

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'Forbidden Planet' star Anne Francis dies at 80

By BOB THOMAS, Associated Press
Mon Jan 3, 11:23 am ET

LOS ANGELES – Actress Anne Francis, who was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and later was sexy private eye in "Honey West" on TV, has died at age 80.

Francis died Sunday at a Santa Barbara nursing home, said Bill Guntle, a funeral director McDermott-Crockett & Associates Mortuary in Santa Barbara.

Francis, who had surgery and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007, died of complications of pancreatic cancer, her daughter, Jane Uemura, told the Los Angeles Times.

Francis, a stunningly beautiful blonde with a prominent beauty mark, appeared opposite such stars as Spencer Tracy, Paul Newman, Robert Taylor and Glenn Ford in some of the most popular films of the 1950s. But "Forbidden Planet" and "Honey West" made her reputation.

"Forbidden Planet" was hailed in Leonard Maltin's "2006 Movie Guide" as "one of the most ambitious and intelligent films of its genre."

A science-fiction retelling of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," the 1956 film had Leslie Nielsen and other space travelers visiting a planet where expatriate scientist Walter Pidgeon, his daughter (Francis) and their helper, Robby the Robot, built a settlement.

01-03-2011, 06:53 PM
Anne Francis (September 16, 1930 – January 2, 2011)[1] was an American actress, best known for her role in the science fiction film classic Forbidden Planet (1956), and as the female private detective in the television series Honey West (1965–66). She won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy award for her role in Honey West. Francis holds the distinction of starring in the first TV series with a female detective character's name in the title.


Francis died on January 2, 2011, due to complications of pancreatic cancer at a retirement home in Santa Barbara, California, a city in which she was a longtime resident.[4]

Thought it might of been the cat at first. Or whatever that thing is.

01-03-2011, 06:54 PM
Jasmine the WHORE is dead?

01-03-2011, 06:55 PM
Forbidden planet was pretty good.

01-03-2011, 06:56 PM
I'd hit it.

01-03-2011, 06:59 PM
I think Forbidden Planet played on AMC yesterday.

01-03-2011, 06:59 PM
I'd hit it.


01-03-2011, 07:09 PM

Well, if we're going by the 11:23am Eastern time as TOD, that's.... ::: looking at his watch ::: 7-1/2 hours ago. I think rigor breaks by now, so... :shrug:

siberian khatru
01-03-2011, 07:21 PM
I saw a pic of her about 10 years ago, when she was 70, and she was still smoking hot.

01-03-2011, 07:22 PM
She was extremely hot in her day.