Carol Lynley

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Carol Lynley
Carol Lynley - 1972.jpg
Lynley in 1972
Born Carole Ann Jones
(1942-02-13) February 13, 1942 (age 72)
New York, New York, U.S.
Other names Carolyn Lee
Occupation Child model, actress
Years active 1956–present
Spouse(s) Michael Selsman (1960-1964; divorced) 1 child
Children Jill Victoria Selsman (b. 1962)

Carol Lynley (born February 13, 1942) is an American actress and former child model.

Life and career[edit]

Lynley was born Carole Ann Jones in Manhattan, the daughter of Frances (née Felch), a waitress, and Cyril Jones. Her father was Irish and her mother, a native of New England, was of English, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Native American ancestry. She began her career as a child model under the name Carolyn Lee. When she started acting, after appearing on the April 22, 1957, cover of Life magazine at 15,[1][2] she discovered that another actress already had registered the name, so she modified it to the homophone Carol Lynley.[citation needed]

Early on, Lynley distinguished herself in both the Broadway stage and Hollywood screen versions of the controversial drama Blue Denim (1959), in which the teenaged characters played by Lynley and co-star Brandon deWilde had to deal with an unwanted pregnancy.[3] In 1959, Lynley was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer – Female".

Lynley may be best known for her film roles in Return to Peyton Place, Under the Yum Yum Tree, Bunny Lake is Missing, The Cardinal, Harlow, and the original The Poseidon Adventure, in which she performed the Oscar-winning song "The Morning After" (but her singing voice actually was that of studio singer, Renee Armand).[4]

Lynley appeared in the pilot television movies for Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Fantasy Island. Her many other series appearances included The Big Valley, Mannix, It Takes a Thief, Night Gallery, The Invaders, Kojak, Hawaii Five-O and Charlie's Angels. Lynley appeared in the fourth season The Man from U.N.C.L.E. two-part episode, "The Prince of Darkness Affair".[5]

She posed nude at age 22 for the March 1965 edition of Playboy magazine.[6][7] In 2006, she appeared in a 30-minute film, Vic, co-written and directed by Sage Stallone, the late son of Sylvester Stallone.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1956 Goodyear Television Playhouse TV series, episode: "Grow Up"
1956 Alcoa Hour, TheThe Alcoa Hour Setsu TV series, episode: "The Big Wave"
1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour TV series, episode: "Cracker Money"
1956 General Electric Theatre Schoolgirl TV series, episode: "The Hat With the Roses", uncredited
1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Janice TV series, episode: "The Young One"
1957 DuPont Show of the Month Judy Graves TV series, episode: Junior Miss (1957, TV film)|Junior Miss]]"
1958 Light in the Forest, TheThe Light in the Forest Shenandoe
1958 Pursuit Elaine Hermann TV series, episode: "The Vengeance"
1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook Rapunzel TV series, episode: "Rapunzel"
1958 General Electric Theatre Mary Elizabeth Asher TV series, episode: "The Young and Scared"
1959 Holiday for Lovers Betsy Dean
1959 Blue Denim Janet Willard
1959 Hound-Dog Man Dony Wallace
1959 General Electric Theatre Barbara Clark TV series, episode: "Deed of Mercy"
1959 General Electric Theatre Phyllis TV series, episode: "The Last Dance"
1961 Return to Peyton Place Allison
1961 Last Sunset, TheThe Last Sunset Melissa 'Missy' Breckenridge
1962 Alfred Hitchcock Hour, TheThe Alfred Hitchcock Hour Sister Pamela Wiley TV series, episode: "Final Vow"
1962 Alcoa Premiere Sandy Carter TV series, episode: "Whatever Happened to Miss Illinois?"
1962 Virginian, TheThe Virginian Judith Morrow TV series, episode: "The Man from the Sea"
1963 Dick Powell Show, TheThe Dick Powell Show Elise TV series, episode: "The Rage of Silence"
1963 Stripper, TheThe Stripper Miriam Caswell
1963 Under the Yum Yum Tree Robin Austin
1963 Cardinal, TheThe Cardinal Mona/Regina Fermoyle
1964 Treatment, ShockShock Treatment Cynthia Lee Albright
1964 Pleasure Seekers, TheThe Pleasure Seekers Maggie Williams
1965 Harlow Jean Harlow
1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing Ann Lake
1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Irene Ayers TV series, episode: "The Fliers"
1966 Run for Your Life April Martin TV series, episode: "In Search of April"
1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Miranda Woodland TV series, episode: "Runaway Boy"
1967 Shuttered Room, TheThe Shuttered Room Susannah Whately Kelton/Sarah
1967 Man from U.N.C.L.E., TheThe Man from U.N.C.L.E. Annie Justin TV series, episode: "The Prince of Darkness", (parts 1 and 2)
1967 Danger Route Jocelyn
1967 Invaders, TheThe Invaders Elyse Reynolds TV series, episode: "The Believers"
1967 F.B.I., TheThe F.B.I. Lynn Hallett TV series, episode: "False Witness"
1968 Journey to the Unknown Eve TV series, episode: "Eve"
1968 Big Valley, TheThe Big Valley Dilly Shanks TV series, episode: "Hell Hath No Fury"
1968 Shadow on the Land Abigail 'Abby' Tyler TV movie
1968 Smugglers, TheThe Smugglers Jo Hudson TV movie
1969 It Takes a Thief Michelle TV series, episode: "Boom at the Top"
1969 Maltese Bippy, TheThe Maltese Bippy Robin Sherwood
1969 Once You Kiss a Stranger Diana
1969–1970 Immortal, TheThe Immortal Sylvia Cartwright TV series, episodes: "Pilot" (1969) and "Sylvia" (1970)
1970 Bold Ones: The New Doctors, TheThe Bold Ones: The New Doctors Judith Walters TV series, episode: "Giants Never Kneel"
1970 Most Deadly Game, TheThe Most Deadly Game Brooke TV series, episode: "Who Killed Kindness?"
1970 Norwood Yvonne Phillips
1970 Weekend of Terror Sister Meredith
1971 Mannix Dorothy Kinman TV series, episode: "Voices in the Dark"
1971 Crosscurrent Kathy Cooper TV movie
1972 Night Stalker, TheThe Night Stalker Gail Foster TV movie
1972 Night Gallery Jenny Tarraday TV series, episode: "The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid"
1972 Sixth Sense, TheThe Sixth Sense Gail Sumner TV series, episode: "The House That Cried Murder"
1972 Beware! The Blob Leslie
1972 Poseidon Adventure, TheThe Poseidon Adventure Nonnie Parry
1973 Cotter Leah
1973 Great Mysteries Elizabeth Ann Zachary TV series, episode: "Death of an Old-Fashioned Girl"
1974 Magician, TheThe Magician Janet Keegan TV series, episode: "The Illusion of the Curious Counterfeit" (parts 1 and 2)
1974 Elevator, TheThe Elevator Irene Turner TV movie
1974 Evil Touch, TheThe Evil Touch Cora TV series, episodes: "Dream by Dreaming" and "Dear Cora I'm Going to Kill You"
1975 Death Stalk Cathy Webster TV movie
1975 Thriller Suzy Martin TV series, episode: "If It's a Man, Hang Up"
1976 Four Deuces, TheThe Four Deuces Wendy Rittenhouse
1976 Quincy M.E. Lynn Dressler TV series, episode: "Who's Who in Neverland"
1976 Police Woman TV series, episode: "Trial by Prejudice"
1976 Flood! Abbie Adams TV movie
1977 Washington Affair, TheThe Washington Affair Barbara Nicholson
1977 Kojak Polly Ames TV series, episode: "Kiss It All Goodbye"
1977 Bad Georgia Road Molly Golden
1977 Having Babies II Sally Magee TV movie
1977–1984 Fantasy Island various characters TV series, 11 episodes
1978 Hawaii Five-O Karen Baker/Valerie Bates TV series, episode: "Angel in Blue"
1978 Cops and Robin Dr. Alice Alcott TV movie
1978 Richie Brockelman, Private Eye TV series, episode: "A Title on the Door and a Carpet on the Floor"
1978 Beasts Are on the Streets, TheThe Beasts Are on the Streets Dr. Claire McCauley TV movie
1978 Sword of Justice Cyndy Rupert TV series, episode: "The Skywayman"
1978 Cat and the Canary, TheThe Cat and the Canary Annabelle West
1979 Love Boat, TheThe Love Boat Carol Gilmore TV series, episode: "Dream Ship/Best of Friends/Aftermath"
1979 H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come Nikki
1980 Willow B: Women in Prison Claire Hastings TV movie
1980 Me olvidé de vivir (Todos los días, un día) Laura Film of Julio Iglesias. He interprets himself, as a famous singer
1980 Littlest Hobo, TheThe Littlest Hobo June Wilson TV series, episode: "Mystery at the Zoo"
1980 Charlie's Angels Lisa Gallo TV series, episode: "Island Angels"
1981 Best of Friends Marge Adams TV movie
1981 Hart to Hart Ann Marie Drake TV series, episode: "Hartland Express"
1982 Baker's Dozen TV series, episode: "I Was Told You Were a Racetrack"
1983 Vigilante Assistant D.A. Mary Fletcher
1983 Fall Guy, TheThe Fall Guy Ivy Morris TV series, episode: "Pleasure Isle"
1983 Hotel Zane Elliott TV series, episode: "Faith, Hope and Charity"
1984 Tales of the Unexpected Elizabeth TV series, episode: "The Gift of Beauty"
1984 Finder of Lost Loves Karen Davis TV series, episode: "Forgotten Melodies"
1985 Fox Mystery Theater Sylvia Daly TV series, episode: "In Possession"
1986 Balboa Erin Blakely
1987 Dark Tower Tilly Ambrose
1987 Night Heat Grace Barnett TV series, episode: "Grace"
1988 Blackout Esther Boyle
1990 Monsters Dr. Elizabeth Porter TV series, episode: "Stressed Environment"
1990 Spirits Sister Jillian
1990 Another World Judge Dunlay TV series
1991 Howling VI: The Freaks Miss Eddington video
1996 Neon Signs Faith
1999 Drowning on Dry Land
1999 Flypaper Housewife in Kitchen uncredited
2003 Light in the Forest, AA Light in the Forest Gramma Irene
2006 Vic Carrie Lee short film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1957 LIFE Magazine Covers". 2neat Magazine. 
  2. ^ "Life Covers #1050-1099". Cover Browser. 
  3. ^ Deming, Mark. "Blue Denim". Allmovie. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Performance: The Morning After". Second Hand Songs project. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Man From Uncle - The Helicopter Spies. Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Carol Lynley, Bradford Dillman, Lola Albright - 1968". Learmedia.ca. March 6, 2004. 
  6. ^ "Actress Carol Lynley and a Modess puberty & menstruation booklet". Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Carol Lynley". People.com. November 28, 1994. 

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