Jacqueline Beer in 1962
14 October 1932
|Other names||Jacqueline Baer|
|Spouse(s)||Jean Antonio Garcia Roady|
(m. 1991; died 2002)
Jacqueline Beer (born Jacqueline Vangramberg; 14 October 1932 in Paris, France), sometimes credited as Jacqueline Baer, is a former Hollywood film and television actress who was Miss France in the 1954 Miss Universe Pageant. She is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Thor Heyerdahl Institute, located in Larvik, Norway, birthplace of her last husband, scientist Thor Heyerdahl.
Film and TV
Soon after competing in the Miss Universe contest, Beer signed a contract with Paramount Pictures. Her American film debut came in 1956 when she had an uncredited role as a model in That Certain Feeling. She was also in Screaming Eagles (1956) and The Prize (1963).
She is best remembered today for her five-year role as Suzanne Fabray, nicknamed "Frenchy," the charming and efficient switchboard operator (and occasional operative) on the classic private eye TV series 77 Sunset Strip.
In 1991, Beer married the noted ethnographer and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, whom she met in Güímar, on the Spanish island of Tenerife. She became part of his work, using her skills as an amateur photographer. Since his death in 2002, she has remained active in the Thor Heyerdahl Research Centre in Aylesbury, UK, and is Chair of the Board of Directors.
|1955||The People's Choice||Yvette||"Sock Plays Cupid", with Jackie Cooper|
|1956||The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show||Yvette||Three episodes|
|1958||Maverick||Henriette||Episode: "Diamond in the Rough" with Jack Kelly|
|1958–1964||77 Sunset Strip||Suzanne, the switchboard operator||Recurring Role|
|1959||Sugarfoot||Yvette Marveux||Episode: "The Royal Raiders" with Will Hutchins|
|1960||The Alaskans||Jacqueline St. Clair||Episode "The Seal Skin-Game"|
|1961–1962||Bronco||Celeste Powell and Duchess Eugenia||Two episodes|
|1965||The Rogues||Jean||Episode "Gambit by the Golden Gate"|
|1965||Mister Ed||Inez||Episode "Ed the Counterspy"|
|1965||Run for Your Life||Jeannine Manet||Episode "The Cold, Cold War of Paul Bryan"|
|1965||The Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Genevieve Fiamma||Episode "The Re-Collectors Affair"|
|1966||Daniel Boone||Heloise Jolliet||Episode "Gabrie"|
|1966||Jericho||Episode "Upbeat and Underground"|
|1979||The French Atlantic Affair||Madam Grilley|
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