Friday, January 7, 2011

R.I.P. Anne Francis

Actress Anne Francis died Sunday of cancer at the age of 80. She was best known for starring in the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet with another recent loss, Leslie Nielson. Definitely two severed thumbs up. Not only is that movie a classic, but I'm willing to bet that some of you have sung about that particular acting credit in a dark theater more than a few times. She starred in many other films, including a very underrated noir titled Brainstorm. Later, she had an extensive career in television, including appearances on Alfred Hitchcock presents and one of my personal favorite Twilight Zone episodes, "The After Hours."

On a side note, this means that Janette Scott, who fought a triffid that spits poison and kills (What the f**k is a triffid? Sorry, couldn't help myself) is the last surviving actor/actress to be named in "Science Fiction Double Feature."


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