Frances E. Neal

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Carrolltown, Mississippi, USA
She was born on June 27, 1921 in Carolltown, Mississippi. The daughter of an army surgeon, she grew up in Texas. She began a modeling career at age 15 and landed a part in "George White's Scandals of '40" on Broadway. After moving to Los Angeles, she was signed by RKO and made her debut in a small part in "Citizen Kane." She became the third wife of actor Van Heflin on May 16, 1942, and was the mother of Kate, Vana, and Tracy Heflin. She and Heflin divorced in 1967 after 25 years of marriage. Read more...