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Fran Jeffries Biography
- Fran Jeffries (born May 18, 1937) is an American singer, actress, and model. She had a cameo in the 1963 film The Pink Panther, in which she sang a song called "Meglio Stasera (It Had Better Be Tonight)" while she danced provocatively around a fireplace. She also sang a number in the first sequel, A Shot in the Dark. Her figure was highlighted, albeit briefly, in a minor role in Sex and the Single Girl. She sang on The Tom Jones Show in 1969 with the host, doing a duet of "You've Got What it Takes". She was featured in Playboy Magazine a couple years later, in 1971 at the age of 33, in a pictorial entitled "Frantastic!". In 1982 she posed a second time for Playboy at the age of 45. This second pictorial was titled "Still Frantastic!".
Fran Jeffries Filmography
- (1974) Police Woman as Tracy
- (1972) Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour as Herself
- (1971) Celebrity Bowling as Herself
- (1970) Great Performances as Herself
- (1970) The Virginia Graham Show as Herself
- (1969) A Talent for Loving as Maria
- (1969) Della as Herself
- (1969) The David Frost Show as Herself
- (1969) This Is Tom Jones as Herself
- (1968) Operation: Entertainment as Herself
- (1968) Saturday Stars as Herself - Singer
- (1967) Gala of the Year as Herself - Singer
- (1967) Spotlight as
- (1967) The Joey Bishop Show as Herself
- (1965) Harum Scarum as Aishah
- (1965) The Dean Martin Show as Herself
- (1964) Get the Message as Herself
- (1964) Sex and the Single Girl as Gretchen
- (1964) The Hollywood Palace as Herself - Singer
- (1963) The Pink Panther as Greek 'cousin'
- (1962) The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson as Herself
- (1961) The Mike Douglas Show as Herself - Vocalist
- (1958) The Buccaneer as Cariba - Mawbee Girl
- (1958) The Garry Moore Show as Herself
- (1951) The Red Skelton Show as Guest Vocalist
- (1948) The Perry Como Show as Herself
- (1948) Toast of the Town as Herself - Singer
- (1948) Toast of the Town as Singer
Fran Jeffries Trivia and Facts
- Popular, sexy, highly glamorous supper club entertainer and recording artist who was a steady fixture for decades on the Las Vegas circuit.
- Before she became a solo act, she partnered in clubs with then-husband crooner Dick Haymes. They separated in 1961, but did not divorce until 1965.
- Frans second husband, actor-turned-director Richard Quine , featured her in a couple of his films: Sex and the Single Girl (1964) and A Talent for Loving (1969). Quines first wife was actress Susan Peters , who was accidentally shot and paralyzed after her gun accidentally discharged and a bullet lodged in her spine while she and Quine were on a hunting trip in San Diego. Quine committed suicide in 1989 after years of poor health.
- Daughter, with Dick Haymes : Stephanie Haymes (Taupin) Roven was born in 1959.
- Granddaughters: Zoe and Hayley.
- Mother-in-law of Charles Roven.
- Ex-mother-in-law of Bernie Taupin and Bill Oakes.
- Did two nude layouts in Playboy magazine. One, at age 40, was titled "Frantastic!" The other, when she was 45, was titled "Still Frantastic!".
- Former stepmother of Dick Haymes Jr..
Fran Jeffries Photoshoots
- "Playboy" (USA), September 1982, Vol. 29, Iss. 9, pg. 97-101, "Still Fran-Tastic!"
- "Playboy" (USA), February 1971, Vol. 18, Iss. 2, pg. 91-93, "Fran-tastic!"
Fran Jeffries Other Works
- (2000) Album: "All the Love"
- Album: "This Is Fran Jeffries"
- Album: "Fran Sings 'Sex and the Single Girl' "
- Album: "Fran Can Hang You Up the Most"