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Arlene Francis (Arline Francis Kazanjian)

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Biography

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Arlene Francis, the witty actress and popular television personality, was born Arlene Francis Kazanjian on Oct. 20, 1907, in Boston. Her father was an Armenian immigrant, later painter and portrait photographer; her mother was the daughter of actor Alfred Davis. Even at an early age, Arlene said, "I started out with one goal: I wanted to be a serious actress." She studied at the Theatre Guild and then went to Hollywood. Read more...

Actor

Character: Woman of the Streets

Murders in the Rue Morgue 1932

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Character: Arlene Francis

Stage Door Canteen 1943

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Character: Mrs. Fraleigh

The Thrill of It All 1963

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Character: Herself - Accepting Award for Best Director in a Play

The 23rd Annual Tony Awards 1969

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Character: Phyllis MacNamara

One, Two, Three 1961

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Character: Herself

Home 1954

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Character: Herself - Speaking for S&H Green Stamps

Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1948

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Character: Eva

Suspense 1949

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