October 26, 1918|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||October 22, 1986
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Years active||1950's - 1986, his death|
|Spouse(s)||Rosemary Daley (? - 1986) (his death)|
|Relatives||Actress Genie Francis (daughter)|
Ivor Francis (October 26, 1918 – October 22, 1986) was a Canadian-American actor and acting teacher. He is also the father of television soap opera actress Genie Francis.
Life and career
Francis was born in Toronto and began his acting career on the radio in Canada. He served in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War and then moved to the United States, where he played the son, Joe, in the radio program Ma Perkins.
Francis made several appearances on Broadway, in such plays as The Devil's Advocate, Gideon and J.B.. He also performed frequently in television, including an appearance on The Odd Couple, as Mr. Bengstrom, in the episode "A Grave for Felix" and as Father Flint in an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He also appeared in Hawaii Five-O, Dark Shadows, Bright Promise, Room 222, Dusty's Trail, an episode of the 1976 NBC situation comedy The Practice, Little House on the Prairie and General Hospital, which starred his daughter, Genie Francis.
His film debut came in 1964 in The Devil Walks. Francis also appeared in such films as I Love My Wife, The World's Greatest Athlete, Superdad, Pieces of Dreams, The Steagle, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Busting, Alien Zone (previously called House of the Dead) and The North Avenue Irregulars.
- Great Character Actors
- Ivor Francis at the Internet Movie Database
- Ivor Francis at the Internet Broadway Database
- Ivor Francis at Find a Grave
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