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July 22, 2023

30 Beautiful Portrait Photos of Fran Jeffries in the 1960s

Born 1937 as Frances Ann Makris in Palo Alto, California, American singer, dancer, actress, and model Fran Jeffries had her film debut in the 1958 film The Buccaneer. She appeared in the 1963 film The Pink Panther, in which she sang “Meglio Stasera (It Had Better Be Tonight)” while leading a line-dance with Peter Sellers, David Niven, and others. Her supporting role as a professional entertainer in Sex and the Single Girl featured her as a singer-dancer.

Jeffries sang on The Tom Jones Show in 1969 with the host, doing a duet of “You’ve Got What it Takes,” as well as The Smokey Robinson Show the following year, in which she did solo numbers as well as a duet with Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder and the rest of the cast.

Jeffries was featured in Playboy in the February 1971 issue (Volume 18 Number 2) at the age of 33 in a pictorial titled “Fran-tastic!” In September 1982, she posed a second time for Playboy, this time at the age of 45. This second pictorial (Volume 29 Number 9) was titled “Still Fran-tastic!”

Jeffries died from multiple myeloma in 2016, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 79. Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of young Fran Jeffries in the 1960s.


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