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Arlene Francis
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Actress
    (October 20, 1907-May 31, 2001)
    Birth name is Arline Francis Kazanjian
    Died in San Francisco, California at 93 from cancer and Alzheimer's Disease
    Famed as a panelist on 'What's My Line' (1950-75)
    Hosted 'The Arlene Francis Show' (1957-58)
    Acted in 'Fedora' (1978), 'Harvey' (1972), 'Laura' (1968), 'One, Two, Three' (1961), 'With These Hands' (1950), 'All My Sons' (1948), 'Too Much Johnson' (1938) and 'Murders in the Rue Morgue' (1932)
    Acted as Betty on 'Betty and Bob' an NBC Radio Soap Opera (1936)
    Wrote her autobiography 'Arlene Francis: A Memoir'
    She was involved in an auto accident which killed the driver of the car she collided with (Spring 1963).
    She used a dumbbell to keep her window open. It slipped and dropped eight stories killing a Detroit tourist visiting NY for his 60th birthday. She settled for $175,000.
    Her first marriage ended in divorce after ten years.
    She was the snobbish society type.
    She appeared in an advertisement for Vat 69 Scotch.
    She attended Catholic girls' school.
    Her father did not want her to become an actress.
    She opened a boutique in New York that failed quickly.
    Her nickname was Radio's Oomph Girl.
    'What's My Line' host John Daly said: 'She's one of the greatest human beings ever born.'
    At one time she was the highest paid woman on television.
    She hosted radio game show 'What's My Name?' during the 1940's.
    She was the first female to host a game show (1949-52).
    She is best known as a permanent panelist on 'What's My Line' (1950-75).
    She appeared on the cover of TV Guide (July, 9, 1954).
    She hosted a daily radio program for thirty years; 'The Arlene Francis Show,' on WOR New York City (1961-1990).
    Her second marriage lasted 40 years until her husband died.
    Her trademark was wearing a diamond heart-shaped pendant necklace. It was a gift from her husband on her first wedding anniversary. The necklace was robbed off her neck in New York City (1988).
    Many newspapers carried the wrong photo in her obituary.
    Her favorite song was 'My Funny Valentine.'
    There is a rose named for her.
    She lived in a penthouse on Park Avenue.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 36 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 30 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 41 Votes: 51.22% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 35 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 45 Votes: 42.22% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 100 Votes: 61.00% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 160 Votes: 45.62% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 184 Votes: 63.04% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 57 Votes: 49.12% Annoying
 
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