DEAD: Anne Francis

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Anne Francis (aged 80)
American actress (Forbidden Planet)

Anne Francis (also known as Anne Lloyd Francis; September 16, 1930 – January 2, 2011) was an American actress known for her role in the science fiction film Forbidden Planet (1956) and for having starred in the television series Honey West (1965–1966), which was the first TV series with a female detective character’s name in the title. She won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in the series.

DEATH: Anne Francis was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007. She kept her followers informed of her progress on her Web site. She died on January 2, 2011, aged 80, from complications due to pancreatic cancer at a retirement home in Santa Barbara, California. She was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

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