Fran Jeffries

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Fran Jeffries
Born Frances Ann Makris
(1937-05-18) May 18, 1937 (age 77)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Years active 1958-2000
Spouse(s) Dick Haymes (1958-1965) (divorced) 1 child
Richard Quine (1965-1969) (divorced)
Steven Schaeffer (1971-1973) (divorced)
Children Stephanie Haymes Roven (b. 1959)[1]

Fran Jeffries (born May 18, 1937) is an American singer, actress, and model.

Career[edit]

She appeared 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.[2] She also sang the opening song "Shadows of Paris" in the first sequel, A Shot in the Dark, though she was uncredited. 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" as well as "The Smokey Robinson Show" from the following year, in which she did solo numbers as well as an duet with Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder and the rest of the cast. 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!".[3]

Personal life[edit]

Fran Jeffries was born Frances Ann Makris, daughter of Esther A. Gauthier and Steven G. Makris, a Greek-immigrant barber with his own barber shop. Jeffries has been married three times:

  • Steven Schaeffer, musician, (March 16, 1971 - September 1973) (divorced)
  • Richard Quine (1920–1989), actor, producer, director (1965 - June 10, 1969) (divorced)
  • Dick Haymes (1918–1980), actor, singer, (1958 - January 1965) (divorced)

She has one daughter, Stephanie Haymes Roven.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

"Sex and the Single Girl" was released on MGM in 1964 as a single and an LP. In 1966, Fran Jeffries recorded an album for Monument Records, This Is Fran Jeffries; a collection of standards and popular songs, produced by Fred Foster with arrangements by Dick Grove and Bill Justis, including a rendition of Lennon–McCartney's "Yesterday". Other recordings include an LP on Warwick (Fran: Can Really Hang You Up The Most). In 2000, Jeffries released a recording All the Love, again a collection of standards.

Song recordings:

Songs for movies:

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