Fossilized actress Anne Francis, who was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and later was a sexy private eye in "Honey West" on TV, has died at age 80.
I remember the good old days," said Francis, during a 2009 interview. "Michael Rennie was ill The Day the Earth Stood Still, but he told us where we stand."
"And Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear. Claude Rains was The Invisible Man," she continued. "Then something went wrong for Fay Wray. And King Kong: they got caught in a celluloid jam."
"Then at a deadly pace It Came From Outer Space, and this is how the message ran," said her husband, Dr. Robert Abeloff. " 'Science fiction, double feature. Doctor X will build a creature. See androids fighting Brad and Janet. Anne Francis stars in Forbidden Planet."
"Wo oh oh oh oh oh," cried Jane Elizabeth Abeloff, the actress' only real daughter. (Francis adopted Margaret "Maggie" West in 1970 in one of the first adoptions granted to a lesbian [er... 'single person'] in California. "At the late night double feature picture show.