Arlene Francis Biography (1908-2001)

Born Arlene Kazanjian, October 20, 1908, in Boston, MA; daughter of Aram andLeah (Davis) Kazanjian; married Martin Gabel(an actor), May 14, 1946 (died, May 22, 1986); children: Peter. Addresses: OFFICE--c/o Actors' Equity Association, 165 W. 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Birth Details
October 20, 1908
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Death Details
May 31, 2001
San Francisco, California

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • BROADWAY DEBUT--Anne, One Good Year, Fulton Theatre, 1936.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES; ALL IN NEW YORK CITY UNLESS INDICATED
  • Princess Tamara, The Women, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1936.
  • Sylvia Jordan, Angel Island, National Theatre, 1937.
  • Elena, All That Glitters, Biltmore Theatre, 1938.
  • Marion, Danton's Death, Mercury Theatre, 1938.
  • Judy Morton, Michael Drops In, John Golden Theatre, 1938.
  • Catherine Daly, Young Couple Wanted, Maxine Elliott's Theatre, 1940.
  • Miriam, Journey to Jerusalem, National Theatre, 1940.
  • Doris, The Walking Gentleman, Belasco Theatre, 1942.
  • Natalia Chodorov, The Doughgirls, Lyceum Theatre, 1942.
  • Cora Overton, The Overtons, Booth Theatre, 1945.
  • Jacqueline Carlier, The French Touch, Cort Theatre, 1945.
  • Sheila Vane, The Cup of Trembling, Music Box Theatre, 1948.
  • Madeleine Benoit-Benoit, My Name Is Aquilon, Carolyn Hopewell, Metropole,both Lyceum Theatre, 1949.
  • Constance Warburton, Late Love, National Theatre, 1953.
  • Dolly Fabian, Once More, with Feeling, National Theatre, 1958.
  • Pamela Pew-Pickett, Tchin-Tchin, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1963.
  • Pamela Piper, Beekman Place, Morosco Theatre, 1964.
  • Evalyn, Mrs. Dally, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, then John Golden Theatre, both 1965.
  • Carlotta Vance, Dinner at Eight, Alvin Theatre, 1966.
  • Aunt Alicia, Gigi, Uris Theatre, 1974.
  • Dona Ana, Don Juan in Hell, Roundabout Theatre, 1980.
  • Also apppeared in Horse Eats Hat, Maxine Elliott's Theatre, 1936; The Little Blue Light, American National Theatre Academy Playhouse, 1951; Don't CallBack, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1975; L'Empereur de Chine, 1949; and Pal Joey.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Dolly Fabian, Once More, with Feeling, U.S. cities, 1958.
  • Jane Kimball, Kind Sir, U.S. cities, 1963.
  • Also Old Acquaintance, U.S. cities, 1967; Who Killed Santa Claus?, U.S. cities, 1972; Call Me Back, U.S. cities, 1974; Sabrina Fair, U.S. cities, 1975.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
  • "Her Last Adventure," Suspense, CBS.
  • Credits; SERIES
  • Emcee, Blind Date, ABC, then NBC, 1949-52.
  • emcee, By Popular Demand, CBS, 1950.
  • panelist, Prize Performance, CBS, 1950.
  • panelist, Answer Yes or No, NBC, 1950.
  • emcee, Who's There?, CBS, 1952.
  • emcee, Talent Patrol (also known as Soldier Parade), ABC, 1953-55.
  • emcee, Comeback Story, ABC, 1954.
  • panelist, What's My Line? CBS, 1950-67.
  • then syndicated, 1968-75.
  • Home, NBC, 1954-57, Arlene Francis Show, NBC, 1957-58.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • Stage Door Canteen, United Artists, 1943.
  • All My Sons, Universal, 1948.
  • One, Two, Three, United Artists, 1961.
  • The Thrill of It All, Universal, 1963.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES
  • Arlene Francis Show, WOR, New York.
  • Also Emphasis; Monitor.
  • Writings;NONFICTION
  • That Certain Something, 1960.
  • Arlene Francis--A Memoir, 1978.

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