Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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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.
- Birth Details
- October 20, 1908
- Boston, Massachusetts, United States
- Death Details
- May 31, 2001
- San Francisco, California
- 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.
- 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.
- That Certain Something, 1960.
- Arlene Francis--A Memoir, 1978.