|Born||Anne Hollingshead Francine
August 8, 1917
Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||December 3, 1999
New London, Connecticut, U.S.
Anne Francine (August 8, 1917 – December 3, 1999) was an American actress and cabaret singer. She is perhaps best known for her role as villain Flora Simpson Reilly in the American television series Harper Valley PTA.
She made her Broadway debut in 1954 with Shirley Booth in By the Beautiful Sea. She stepped in for Bea Arthur as Vera Charles in the 1966 Broadway production of Mame, starring Angela Lansbury. She and Lansbury reprised their characters in the 1983 revival. Francine last appeared on Broadway in 1987 as Mrs. Harcourt in the Lincoln Center revival of Anything Goes, starring Patti LuPone.
- Juliet of the Spirits (1965) - Psychodramatist
- Stand Up and Be Counted (1972) - Mabel Hammond
- Savages (1972) - Carlotta, a Hostess
- Crocodile Dundee (1986) - Fran (Last appearance)
- "Anne Francine, 82, Actress and Cabaret Singer". New York Times. 1999-12-07.
- Holden, Stephen (1988-06-11). "Reviews/Music; Anne Francine Spoofs Herself In Cabaret Act". New York Times.