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Anne Francis dies at 80; costarred in the 1950s science-fiction classic 'Forbidden Planet'
Anne Francis dies at 80; costarred in the 1950s science-fiction classic 'Forbidden Planet'

Anne Francis, who costarred in the 1950s science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and later played the title role in "Honey West," the mid-1960s TV series about a sexy female private detective with a pet ocelot, died Sunday. She was 80. Francis, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007 and underwent surgery and chemotherapy, died of complications of pancreatic cancer at a retirement home in Santa Barbara, said Jane Uemura, her daughter. Friends and family members were with her, said a family spokeswoman, Melissa Fitch. A shapely blond with a signature beauty mark next to her lower lip, Francis was a former child model and radio actress when she first came to...

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