On Monday, the lovely Anne Francis, a stunning blond who shot to fame in the 1950s playing a variety of female siren characters, passed away from complications of cancer at her home in Santa Barbara at the age of 80.
So very strange that Ms. Francis follows Leslie Nielsen (who died last month) into the great beyond, of course the pair co-starred in the 1956 science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet," a genre retelling of Shakespeare's play "The Tempest". Anne later portrayed a sexy detective in the 1960's television series "Honey West", for which she was nominated for an Emmy award. In "Honey West," (pictured; right) her character was like a female James Bond: sexy, stylish, and an expert of martial arts.
Her film resume includes Bad Day at Black Rock, Blackboard Jungle, The Satan Bug, More Dead Than Alive, Hook Line and Sinker and a massive & impressive list of appearances on numerous TV series from the 1950s until 2004.
The Catacombs extends its sincerest condolences to her family, friends and fans.