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Francine York
Birth: Aug. 26, 1938
Aurora
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 2017
Van Nuys
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. Born Francine Yerich, she spent part of her childhood in Cleveland and developed a love for acting which led to her performance in a theater production while in elementary school. She returned with her family to the place of her birth in Aurora, Minnesota and gained attention as winner of local beauty contests, which included 'Miss Minnesota'. She went on to modeling sweaters and performing in nightclub acts, prior to being discovered by Hollywood. She made her professional debut in a 1959 episode of the TV program "Rescue Eight". She followed this with credits on such series as "Route 66", "The Untouchables" and "My Favorite Martian". Early in her career, she benefited when Jerry Lewis took a liking to her and cast her in several of his films which included "It's Only Money" (1962), "The Nutty Professor" (1963), "The Disorderly Orderly" (1964) and "The Family Jewels" (1965). Her television career continued to expand, as she experienced roles in the programs "Batman" (playing Lydia Limpet), "The Wild, Wild West", "Land of the Giants", "Love, American Style" and "Columbo", as well as many more. She remained an active performer until her death from cancer. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Inscription:
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, thou wingest into eternal blue leaving behind a trail of stardust
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Chapel Columbarium
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 06, 2017
Find A Grave Memorial# 174960685
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Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Aug. 26, 2017

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Aug. 26, 2017
Happy Heavenly Birthday to a terrific actress. RIP dear Francine....always...
- Rosie
 Added: Aug. 26, 2017
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