biography

Born Francine Yerich on August 26, 1936 in Aurora, Minnesota (some sources list her date of birth as 1938), actress Francine York grew up in northern Minnesota and Cleveland, Ohio. She studied drama in high school and won a beauty contest in the mid 1950s, eventually becoming the first runner-up in the Miss Minnesota contest. York fell into modeling in Minneapolis and eventually made her way to California. Modeling and a gig as a showgirl got her noticed, and soon she was making television commercials in Los Angeles. York landed her first credited film role in the comedy The Sergeant Was a Lady (1961; with Martin West, Venetia Stevenson, and Bill Williams), and she followed up with starring roles in a pair of independently produced low-budget flicks: Secret File Hollywood (1962; with Robert Clarke) and Wild Ones on Wheels (1962; with Ray Dennis Steckler).

Francine York

Francine York was the subject of numerous cheesecake photos in the 1960s and 1970s

York found greater success on television in the 1960s and 1970s, including star turns on such series as Burke's Law, Batman, Bewitched, and Mannix. She also had a recurring role on the short-lived CBS series Slattery's People during the 1965-1966 season. York also continued acting in theatrical releases and made-for-TV movies such as Ted Mikel's campy The Doll Squad (1973; with Anthony Eisley and Tura Satana), the thriller The Centerfold Girls (1974; with Andrew Prine and Aldo Ray), the television disaster flick Flood! (1976; with Martin Milner and Carol Lynley), and the comedy Cracking Up (1983; with Jerry Lewis and Milton Berle).

the films of francine york

The Sergeant Was a Lady (1961)

Francine York and Martin West

With Martin West in the Universal comedy The Sergeant Was a Lady

Secret File Hollywood (1962)

Francine York and Robert Clarke

From the low-budget Crown International drama Secret File: Hollywood with Robert Clarke

Wild Ones on Wheels (1962)

Francine York

York is terrorized by thugs trying to find her boyfriend's $250,000 stash in the campy low-budget crime drama Wild Ones on Wheels

Bedtime Story (1964)

Francine York and Marlon Brando

From the Universal comedy Bedtime Story with Marlon Brando

Slattery's People (1965-66 CBS TV Series)

Francine York and Alejandro ReyFrancine York and Alejandro Rey

Francine York and Alejandro Rey were series regulars in the CBS offering Slattery's People

Mutiny in Outer Space (1965)

Francine York and Glenn Langan

With Glenn Langan in the low-budget Woolner Brothers sci-fi effort Mutiny in Outer Space

Tickle Me (1965)

Francine York and Elvis Presley

With Elvis Presley in the Allied Artists musical comedy Tickle Me

Batman (1966-1968 ABC TV Series)

Francine York

From York's appearance as Lydia Limpet in two April 1966 episodes of Batman

Love, American Style (1969-1974 ABC TV Series)

Francine York and Robert Reed

With Robert Reed in a 1969 episode of the ABC comedy anthology series Love, American Style

Cannon for Cordoba (1970)

Francine York

From the western Cannon for Cordoba, released by United Artists

Land of the Giants (1968-1970 ABC TV Series)

Francine York

From a 1970 episode of Land of the Giants titled Crash

Bewitched (1964-1972 ABC TV Series)

Agnes Moorehead and Francine York

With Agnes Moorehead in a 1971 episode of Bewitched titled Bewitched, Bothered and Baldoni

Emergency! (1972-1979 NBC TV Series)

Randolph Mantooth, Francine York, and Kevin Tighe

With series regulars Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe in a 1972 episode of Emergency! titled Crash

The Doll Squad (1973)

Francine York, John Carter, and Anthony EisleyTura Satana and Francine York

LEFT: From the campy Ted V. Mikels thriller The Doll Squad with John Carter and Anthony Eisley. RIGHT: With Tura Satana

later years

Francine York continued to act in films and television into her final years; one of her last appearances was on the web series Where the Bears Are. As a sideline, York was a respected gourmet cook and dinner host for many Hollywood gatherings. Although she never married, she enjoyed a number of romances, including a lengthy relationship with director Vincent Sherman, which ended with his death in 2006. Sadly, Francine York passed away after a brief illness on January 6, 2017, at age 80.

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filmography

FILM
Astro Zombies: M3 - Cloned (2010) with Fletcher Sharp
Christmas Miracle at Sage Creek (2005) with David Carradine, Michael Parks, and Tracy Nelson
Hercules in Hollywood (2005) with Joe Estevez
Sexual Predator (2001) with Angie Everhart, Richard Grieco, and Kevin Fry
The Family Man (2001) with Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven, Harve Presnell, and Mary Beth Hurt
Dumped (2000) with Dana Barron and Seth Peterson
The Big Tease (1999) with Craig Ferguson and Frances Fisher
Counter Measures (1998) with Michael Dudikoff, James Horan, and Rick Cramer
Private Obsession (1995) with Bo Svenson
Marilyn Alive and Behind Bars (1992) with John Phillip Law and Richard Moll
The Underachievers (1987) with Edward Albert, Barbara Carrera, Michael Pataki, Vic Tayback, Susan Tyrrell, and Garrett Morris
Cracking Up (1983) with Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr., and Herb Edelman
The Night the Bridge Fell Down (1983) with James MacArthur, Desi Arnaz Jr., Leslie Nielsen, Eve Plumb, Barbara Rush, and Gregory Sierra
Zero to Sixty (1978) with Darren McGavin, Sylvia Miles, Joan Collins, Bill Hudson, Vito Scotti, Lorraine Gary, David Huddleston, Gordon MacRae, Dick Martin, and Lyle Waggoner
Flood! (1976) with Robert Culp, Martin Milner, Barbara Hershey, Richard Basehart, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Cameron Mitchell, Whit Bissell, and Leif Garrett
Time Travelers (1976) with Sam Groom and Richard Basehart
Half a House (1975) with Anthony Eisley, Pat Delaney, and Mary Grace Canfield
They Only Come Out at Night (1975) with Jack Warden, Madeleine Sherwood, Tim O'Connor, and Barbara Luna
Adventures of the Queen (1975) with Robert Stack, David Hedison, Ralph Bellamy, Bradford Dillman, Sorrell Booke, Paul Carr, and Russell Johnson
The Centerfold Girls (1974) with Andrew Prine, Aldo Ray, Ray Danton, Tiffany Bolling, Jeremy Slate, Mike Mazurki, Janet Wood, Tallie Cochrane, and John Hart
The Doll Squad (1973) with Michael Ansara, Anthony Eisley, Tura Satana, Rafael Campos, and William Bagdad
I Love a Mystery (1973) with Ida Lupino, Les Crane, David Hartman, Jack Weston, Don Knotts, Terry-Thomas, Melodie Johnson, and Deanna Lund
Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1971) with Joe Don Baker, Billy Green Bush, and Geoffrey Lewis
Cannon for Cordoba (1970) with George Peppard, Pete Duel, John Larch, and John Russell
Pioneer Spirit (1969) with with Rich Little, Roy Clark, and Donna Jean Young
Any Second Now (1969) with Stewart Granger, Lois Nettleton, Joseph Campanella, Dana Wynter, Katy Jurado, Tom Tully, and Marion Ross
City Beneath the Sea (1969) with Lloyd Bochner, James Brolin, Glenn Corbett, and Norman Grabowski
Ride to Hangman's Tree (1967) with Jack Lord, Melodie Johnson, James Farentino, Don Galloway, and Richard Anderson
Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966) with John Agar and Bill Thurman
The Family Jewels (1965) with Jerry Lewis, Sebastian Cabot, and Neil Hamilton
Tickle Me (1965) with Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Jack Mullaney, Merry Anders, Bill Williams, and Allison Hayes
Mutiny in Outer Space (1965) with William Leslie, Dolores Faith, Richard Garland, and Glenn Langan
Space Probe Taurus (1965) with James Brown, Baynes Barron, and Russ Bender
The Disorderly Orderly (1964) with Jerry Lewis, Glenda Farrell, Susan Oliver, Karen Sharpe, Kathleen Freeman, Del Moore, and Barbara Nichols
Bedtime Story (1964) with Marlon Brando, David Niven, Shirley Jones, Dody Goodman, Parley Baer, and Marie Windsor
A New Kind of Love (1963) with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Thelma Ritter, and Eva Gabor
The Nutty Professor (1963) with Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, and Kathleen Freeman
It's Only Money (1962) with Jerry Lewis, Joan O'Brien, Zachary Scott, Jack Weston, and Jesse White
The Interns (1962) with Michael Callan, Cliff Robertson, James MacArthur, Nick Adams, and Suzy Parker
Wild Ones on Wheels (1962) with Ray Dennis Steckler
Secret File Hollywood (1962) with Robert Clarke
The Sergeant Was a Lady (1961) with Martin West, Venetia Stevenson, and Bill Williams
The Right Approach (1961) with Frankie Vaughan, Martha Hyer, Juliet Prowse, Gary Crosby, Jesse White, and Jane Withers

TELEVISION SERIES
Days of Our Lives, 1965-present NBC daytime drama. York portrayed Lorraine Farr Temple during the 1978-1979 season
Slattery's People, 1964–1965 CBS television series. York portrayed Wendy Wendkoski

TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
Hot in Cleveland, episode What's Behind the Door, originally aired May 30, 2012
Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures, episode Epic Crashers, originally aired March 24, 2012
Las Vegas, episode The Lie Is Cast, originally aired January 17, 2005
The King of Queens, episode Multiple Plots, originally aired February 25, 2004
The King of Queens, episode Animal Attraction, originally aired February 10, 2003
Even Stevens, episode Strictly Ballroom, originally aired February 2, 2001
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed the Highest Bidder?, originally aired April 28, 1995
Beverly Hills, 90210, episode And Did It... My Way, originally aired November 10, 1993
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, episode I'm Looking Through You, originally aired October 10, 1993
Matlock, episode The Dame, originally aired November 15, 1991
Mr. Belvedere, episode Truckin', originally aired October 7, 1989
Mr. Belvedere, episode The Escort, originally aired April 14, 1989
Mama's Family, episode Grandma USA, originally aired February 7, 1987
Brothers, episode Iceman, originally aired November 12, 1986
Riptide, episode Harmony and Grits, originally aired May 14, 1985
Berrenger's, episode Overture, originally aired January 5, 1985
Masquerade, episode The French Connection, originally aired March 30, 1984
Jason of Star Command, episode Mimi's Secret, originally aired November 24, 1979
Jason of Star Command, episode Little Girl Lost, originally aired November 17, 1979
Jason of Star Command, episode Web of the Star Witch, originally aired September 29, 1979
Future Cop, episode Girl on the Ledge, originally aired April 7, 1977
The Streets of San Francisco, episode Monkey Is Back, originally aired January 13, 1977
The Quest, episode Prairie Woman, originally aired November 10, 1976
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar, episode Murder in Velvet, originally aired February 21, 1976
The Streets of San Francisco, episode Underground, originally aired January 29, 1976
Petrocelli, episode The Falling Star, originally aired January 21, 1976
Barbary Coast, episode An Iron-Clad Plan, originally aired October 31, 1975
Barbary Coast, episode Irish Luck, originally aired October 13, 1975
Columbo, episode Forgotten Lady, originally aired September 14, 1975
Petrocelli, episode The Sleep of Reason, originally aired January 15, 1975
The Streets of San Francisco, episode Bird of Prey, originally aired November 21, 1974
Kojak, episode Slay Ride, originally aired October 13, 1974
Dirty Sally, episode The Old Soldier, originally aired January 25, 1974
Police Story, episode Dangerous Games, originally aired October 2, 1973
Hec Ramsey, episode Mystery of the Yellow Rose, originally aired January 28, 1973
Love, American Style, episode Love and the First Kiss/Love and the Impressionist/Love and the Super Lover, originally aired December 1, 1972
Mission: Impossible, episode Break!, originally aired September 16, 1972
Emergency!, episode Crash, originally aired April 15, 1972
Love, American Style, episode Love and the Alibi/Love and the Instant Father/Love and the Lovely Evening/Love and Lover's Lane/Love and the Split-Up, originally aired February 18, 1972
Adam-12, episode Substation, originally aired February 16, 1972
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury, episode Operation: Lady Luck, originally aired January 14, 1972
The Chicago Teddy Bears, episode Annie Get Your Cue, originally aired December 3, 1971
Bewitched, episode Bewitched, Bothered and Baldoni, originally aired October 13, 1971
Mannix, episode Wine from These Grapes, originally aired October 6, 1971
Adam-12, episode Log 88 - Reason to Run, originally aired April 1, 1971
Mannix, episode What Happened to Sunday?, originally aired January 9, 1971
The Odd Couple, episode They Use Horse Radish, Don't They, originally aired January 7, 1971
To Rome with Love, episode Spring Vacation, originally aired April 26, 1970
Family Affair, episode The Boys Against the Girls, originally aired February 26, 1970
Land of the Giants, episode Doomsday, originally aired February 15, 1970
The Courtship of Eddie's Father, episode Who Pulled the Blues Right Out of the Horn, originally aired December 24, 1969
Love, American Style, episode Love and the Burglar/Love and the Roommate/Love and the Wild Party, originally aired November 17, 1969
I Dream of Jeannie, episode Jeannie and the Bachelor Party, originally aired October 21, 1969
Ironside, episode Not with a Whimper, But a Bang, originally aired April 10, 1969
The F.B.I., episode The Cober List, originally aired March 23, 1969
The Wild Wild West, episode The Night of the Pelican, originally aired December 27, 1968
Green Acres, episode The Agricultural Student, originally aired November 27, 1968
The Name of the Game, episode Collector's Edition, originally aired October 11, 1968
The Outsider, episode For Members Only, originally aired September 18, 1968
Run for Your Life, episode Life Among the Meat-Eaters, originally aired March 16, 1968
It Takes a Thief, episode Totally by Design, originally aired February 20, 1968
It Takes a Thief, episode One Illegal Angel, originally aired February 13, 1968
It Takes a Thief, episode It Takes One to Know One, originally aired January 16, 1968
Ironside, episode Memory of an Ice Cream Stick, originally aired January 11, 1968
Lost in Space, episode The Colonists, originally aired March 15, 1967
Gomer Pyle: USMC, episode Marry Me, Marry Me, originally aired November 16, 1966
Batman, episode While Gotham City Burns, originally aired April 21, 1966
Batman, episode The Bookworm Turns, originally aired April 20, 1966
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise, originally aired February 13, 1966
Death Valley Days, episode A Picture of a Lady, originally aired December 30, 1965
The Smothers Brothers Show, episode Pay the Man the $27.95, originally aired October 15, 1965
Vacation Playhouse, episode Cap'n Ahab, originally aired September 3, 1965
Perry Mason, episode The Case of the Wrongful Writ, originally aired May 6, 1965
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed the Rabbit's Husband?, originally aired April 14, 1965
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed Rosie Sunset?, originally aired January 27, 1965
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed Supersleuth?, originally aired December 16, 1964
Hazel, episode Mind Your Own Business, originally aired October 29, 1964
My Favorite Martian, episode Uncle Martin's Wisdom Tooth, originally aired June 28, 1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, episode White Snow, Red Ice, originally aired March 13, 1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, episode Her School for Bachelors, originally aired March 20, 1964
The Greatest Show on Earth, episode A Place to Belong, originally aired February 11, 1964
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed April?, originally aired January 31, 1964
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed Jason Shaw?, originally aired January 3, 1964
The Gallant Men, episode Tommy, originally aired March 30, 1963
The Untouchables, episode The Butcher's Boy, originally aired March 12, 1963
The Dick Powell Theatre, episode Luxury Liner, originally aired February 12, 1963
77 Sunset Strip, episode Falling Stars, originally aired January 4, 1963
I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, episode Get Off My Back, originally aired December 28, 1962
Shannon, episode End of the Line, originally aired June 26, 1962
Surfside 6, episode Portrait of Nicole, originally aired March 26, 1962
Lock Up, episode The Intruder, originally aired June 10, 1961
Shirley Temple's Storybook, episode The Little Mermaid, originally aired March 5, 1961
Bringing Up Buddy, episode The Education of Nicky Marlo, originally aired February 20, 1961
Lock Up, episode Top Secret, originally aired November 19, 1960
Rescue 8, episode One More Step, originally aired May 26, 1959

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