Fran Bennett

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Fran Bennett
Born (1937-08-14) August 14, 1937 (age 77)
Malvern, Arkansas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1961–present

Fran Bennett (born August 14, 1937) is an American actress, known for her works on television.

Life and career[edit]

Bennett was born in Malvern, Arkansas.[1] She is not to be confused with the 1950s actress of the same name (born Frances Eugenia Leonard, November 25, 1934, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.), who appeared in the 1956 film Giant. She made her acting debut in theater, before making television debut on the daytime soap opera, Guiding Light. Bennett later had guest starring roles in Roots: The Next Generations, Lou Grant, Dallas, Falcon Crest, Knots Landing, L.A. Law, and Dynasty.

Bennett had regular role in the short-lived NBC medical drama, Nightingales in 1989.[1] She also had recurring roles on the daytime soap operas General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and Sunset Beach. In prime time, she had recurring roles on Quantum Leap, In the Heat of the Night, Crisis Center and The Book of Daniel.[2] In recent years, she appeared in Boston Legal, ER and Scandal.

Bennett has appeared in a number of films, include Promises in the Dark (1979), How I Got Into College (1989), The Doctor (1991), Plymouth (1991), New Nightmare (1994), Foxfire (1996), The Next Best Thing (2000) and Jessabelle (2014).

From 1996 to 2003, she was head of the performance program in the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Fran Bennett Biography (1937-)". Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fran Bennett". Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Fran Bennett at the Wayback Machine (archived June 15, 2007)

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