Francine York

Francine York

Highest Rated: 53% The Family Man (2000)

Lowest Rated: 53% The Family Man (2000)

Birthday: Aug 28, 1938

Birthplace: Aurora, Minnesota, USA

Francine York was a prolific and successful character actress, carving out parts for herself across stage, film, and television. Born Francine Yerich on August 26, 1936, she spent the first five years of her life in the small mining town of Aurora, Minnesota, before her family picked up and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. She first caught the acting bug at the age of nine, while playing the evil stepsister Griselda in her elementary school's production of "Cinderella." When York was 17, she became a runner-up in the Miss Minnesota pageant, which kickstarted her modeling career. It took her from Minneapolis to San Francisco, where she signed with the House of Charm agency and began appearing in ads for major department stores, including Macy's, and eventually won the title of Miss San Francisco. Following a brief stint as a showgirl, York finally made it to Hollywood, where she began taking acting lessons with the actor/teacher Jeff Corey, and was cast in her big screen debut: Robert Clarke's exploitation film "Secret File Hollywood" (1962). York caught a huge break when Jerry Lewis cast her as a seductress in "It's Only Money" (1962). Lewis would go on to cast York in five more of his comedies: "The Nutty Professor" (1963), "The Patsy" (1964), "The Disorderly Orderly" (1964), "The Family Jewels" (1965), and "Cracking Up" (1983). York's most memorable film role came in "The Doll Squad" (1973), as a CIA agent who led a group of gorgeous, deadly female assassins. On television, York guest-starred on "Perry Mason" (CBS, 1957-1966) and "Batman" (ABC, 1966-68). As her acting work dried up in the late 1970s, York launched a second career as a fitness expert and gourmet cook, and often showed off her culinary skills on television. She mounted a comeback late in life, appearing in the Nicolas Cage drama "The Family Man" (2000), and guesting on "Hot in Cleveland" (TV Land, 2010-15) and "The Mindy Project" (Fox, 2012-15, Hulu, 2015). York died of cancer at the age of 80, on January 6, 2017 in Van Nuys, CA.

Highest rated movies

The Family Man

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 24% Miracle at Sage Creek Mrs. Stanley (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sexual Predator Emily Martell (Character) - 2001
53% 67% The Family Man Lorraine (Character) $75.8M 2000
No Score Yet 25% Crash Dive 2 Pamela Silver (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 62% Private Obsession Joan Harris (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half a House Jessica Jessica (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 57% Centerfold Girls Melissa (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 50% Flood! Daisy Kempel (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Travelers Dr. Helen Sanders (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Forgotten Lady Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of the Queen Betsy Schuster (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 29% Doll Squad Sabrina Kincaid (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love a Mystery Telegram Girl (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Any Second Now Samantha (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 10% Curse of the Swamp Creature Pat Trent (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Monster Dr. Lisa Wayne (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Ones on Wheels Hazel (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drivers to Hell Hazel (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret File: Hollywood Nan Torr (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
86% 83% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 78% Hot in Cleveland Lady Natalie (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Peggy (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mama's Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Betty Johnson (Guest Star) 1977 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petrocelli Unknown (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbary Coast Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 83% Columbo Sgt. Leftkowitz (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Faye (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Venus (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Helen Apellini (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Sharon (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Girl at the Party (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet 71% Lost in Space Niolani (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Alice Borden (Guest Star) 1966
72% 80% Batman Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Ursula Quigley (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Lillie Langtry (Character) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Melba Marshall (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962

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