Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Anne Francine Biography (1917-)
Full name, Anne Hollingshead Francine; born August 8, 1917, in Philadelphia,PA; daughter of Albert Phillip (a physician) and Emilie G. (Ehret) Francine.Addresses: AGENT--Fifi Oscard Agency, 19 W. 44th Street, New York, NY10036.
- Birth Details
- August 8, 1917
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Eileen Ellers, Too Many Girls, Wilson Theatre, Detroit, MI,1940.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Reena Rowe, Marriage Is for Single People, Cort Theatre,1945.
- LONDON DEBUT--Octavia Brooks, Innocent as Hell, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 1960.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Rena Leslie, George Washington Slept Here, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, 1944.
- Sugar 'n Spice, Copley Theatre, Boston, 1944.
- Liz Courtney, Dinner for Three, pre-Broadway tryout, 1945.
- Judith Canfield, Stage Door, Stamford, CT, 1945.
- Kate, The Taming of the Shrew, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1950.
- Olga Katrina, You Can't Take It with You and Mrs. George, Getting Married, both Equity Library Theatre productions at the Lenox Hill Playhouse, New York City, 1951.
- appeared in Hay Fever and portrayed Janet Archer, Kiss and Tell, both Palm Beach Theatre, FL, 1953.
- Flora Busch, By the Beautiful Sea, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1954.
- Madeline, The Wayward Kiss, Bucks County Playhouse, 1955.
- Colonel Yerka Bradacova, The Great Sebastians, American National TheatreAcademy (ANTA) Theatre, New York City, 1956.
- Queen Elizabeth, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets and Marian Hunt, Made in Heaven, both Berkshire Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1956.
- Mrs. St. Maugham, The Chalk Garden, 1956, and Romaine, Witness for the Prosecution, 1957, both Robin Hood Theatre, Wilmington, DE.
- Miss Casewell, The Mousetrap and Mrs. Benjamin Gulle, The Happiest Millionaire, both Corning Summer Theatre, NY, 1958.
- Pamela Barry, Separate Rooms, Fulton Theatre, Lancaster, PA, 1959.
- appeared in the revue Quick Changes, Chicago, 1959.
- Ninotchka, Silk Stockings, Starlight Musicals, Indianapolis, IN, 1959.
- Rayna, Guitar, Jan Hus House, New York City, 1959.
- Mrs. Hurstpierpoint, Valmouth, York Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Tenderloin, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Theresa, Walk Alone Together, 1961, and appeared in Critics Choice, 1962,both at the John Drew Theatre, East Hampton, NY, 1961.
- Contessa, If Five Years Pass, Theatre 73, New York City, 1962.
- Susan B. Anthony, Asylum, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1962.
- Fortune Teller, The Skin of Our Teeth, Brandeis University, Boston, 1963.
- Maria, Twelfth Night, Playhouse-in-the-Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1963.
- appeared in Diary of a Scoundrel, 1965, and Mother Courage, 1966, both atthe Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.
- The Flies, Association of Performing Artists (APA), Ann Arbor, MI, 1966.
- Olga, You Can't Take It with You, APA Repertory, Lyceum Theatre, New YorkCity, 1967.
- understudy Vera Charles, Mame, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- appeared in Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?, Theatre of Riverside Church, New York City, 1973.
- Mrs. Sprode, Miss Moffat, pre-Broadway tryout, 1974.
- appeared in The Importance of Being Earnest, Syracuse Stage, NY, 1975.
- Vera Charles, Mame, Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1983.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Ethel Brander, Rose Marie, Boston and Montreal, 1941.
- Martha Ladd, Without Love, 1945.
- Dorothy Shaw, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, New England, 1953.
- Colonel Yerka Bradacova, The Great Sebastians, 1956.
- Lily Schaeffer, Time for Elizabeth, 1957.
- Vera Charles, Mame, U.S. cities, 1968.
Credits; PRINCIPAL CABARET APPEARANCES
- Coq Rouge, 1938-40.
- Persian Room at the Plaza Hotel, New York City, 1940.
- Club Cuba, 1940.
- Cafe Pierre, 1941.
- Versailles Club, New York City, 1941, Le Petit Palais, 1941.
- Embassy Club, 1941-43.
- Copacabana, New York City, 1942.
- on the Queen Mary, 1942.
- Armendo's, 1943-45.
- Les Ambassadeurs, Paris, 1947.
- Monseigneur's, Paris, 1947.
- Ciro's, Paris, 1947.
- La Martinique, Paris, 1947.
- Ritz, Montreal, 1949-51.
- British Colonial, Nassau, Bahamas, 1952.
- Black Patch, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 1961.
- Upstairs at the Duplex, New York City, 1962.
- Blue Angel, New York City, 1963.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Juliet of the Spirits, Rizzoli, 1965.
- Stand Up and Be Counted, Columbia, 1972.
- Savages, Angelika, 1972.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- "The Great Sebastians," Producers Showcase, NBC, 1957.
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