Francine York

Francine York (August 26, 1938 – ) is an American movie actress. She was born Francine Yerich, the daughter of Frank and Sophie Yerich, in Aurora, Minnesota. At an early age she developed an interest in performance. She won a local beauty contest then placed first runner-up in the Miss Minnesota pageant. After attempting a career as an airline stewardess, then winning the Miss San Francisco beauty contest and working as a model, she became an actress. Her first film credit was for the 1961 The Right Approach by director David Butler, but her first appearance in a feature film was in Secret File: Hollywood (1962). After receiving a good review for her role in The Sergeant was a Lady (1961), this led to a series of roles opposite Jerry Lewis: Its Only Money (1962), The Nutty Professor (1963), The Disorderly Orderly (1964), The Family Jewels (1965) and Cracking Up (1982). She played roles in the comedic film Bedtime Story (1964) with Marlon Brando and David Niven, then in Tickle Me (1965) with Elvis Presley. Francine then won a role in the critically acclaimed television series Slattery's People. She had a starring role in the science fiction film Space Monster (1965).

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