Sad news; Anne Francis has died at 80 years of age of pancreatic cancer. She was, of course, star of the Honey West TV show, and starred in the classic 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet, also Blackboard Jungle.
Even though Honey West aired for only one season, it had an impact. I loved that show, and watched it religiously. I was ten years old at the time! I thought then, how great it was a woman could be smart and brave and sexy all at once in a "man's world."
The excellent Monster Island News has a lovely tribute to her: Monster Island News: A Tribute To Anne Francis (1930 - 2011)
Opening and great '60s spy jazz theme to Honey West:
Rest in peace, Ms. Francis. You were a class act!