THE FRANTASTIC GREEK FRAN JEFFRIES

Παρασκευή, 8 Αυγούστου 2014

Fran Jeffries (born May 18, 1937) is an American singer, actress, and model.
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.  She also sang a number in the first sequel, A Shot in the Dark. 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". 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!"
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


Filmography
The Buccaneer (1958) as Cariba - Mawbee Girl
The Pink Panther (1963) as Greek "cousin"
Sex and the Single Girl (1964) as Gretchen
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Harum Scarum (1965) as Aishah
A Talent for Loving (1969)
Police Woman (1 episode, 1976) as Tracy

Discography
"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:
Sex and the Single Girl
Yesterday
Springtime (Can Really Hang You Up the Most)
All the Love
Gone Now
My Lonely Corner
Life Goes On
Honey and Wine
Ain't Misbehavin'

Songs for movies:
Meglio Stasera
Sex and the Single Girl
The Anniversary Song


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