Lynley in 1965
Carole Ann Jones
February 13, 1942
|Died||September 3, 2019 77) (aged|
|Other names||Carolyn Lee|
|Occupation||Actress, former model|
(m. 1960;div. 1964)
Carol Lynley (born Carole Ann Jones; February 13, 1942 – September 3, 2019) was an American actress and child model. She is known for her roles in the films The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and Blue Denim .
Lynley was born Carole Ann Jones in Manhattan, to an Irish father and New Englander mother. She began her career at the age of 15 as a child model appearing on the April 22, 1957, cover of Life . She started her acting career in 1958 with the Disney film The Light in the Forest followed by Holiday for Lovers (1959) and Blue Denim (1959). In 1959, Lynley was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female for the film The Light in the Forest. She won the Theatre World Award as "one of the most promising personalities for 1956-57" for her performance in Blue Denim. In 1960 she was again nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female for the film Blue Denim.
Lynley was born Carole Ann Jones in Manhattan, the daughter of Frances (née Felch) and Cyril Jones. Her father was Irish and her mother, a native of New England, was of English, Scottish, Welsh, and German ancestry. She studied dance in her childhood.Lynley's parents divorced when she was a child, and her mother worked as a waitress until Lynley's income from modelling was enough to sustain the family.
She had first appeared on a local television show and at the age of 14 she was signed as a child model. She then appeared on live TV shows, the Goodyear Television Playhouse , Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Danger Route .
She began her career as a child model under the name Carolyn Lee. She appeared on the April 22, 1957, cover of Life identified as "Carol Lynley, 15, Busy Career Girl." at age 15.When she started acting, she discovered that child actress Carolyn Lee (born Carolyn Copp, 1935) had already registered the name in the Actors' Equity union. She modified it by using the final syllable of Carolyn and fusing it with Lee to make Lynley.
In her teenage years Lynley appeared in several Clairol and Pepsodent advertisements that were publicized across the country.
In 1955, she made her first stage appearance in Moss Hart's Broadway stage hit, Anniversary Waltz.At the age of 15, she played the role of Dame Sybil Thorndyke's granddaughter in the Broadway play The Potting Shed.
Early on, Lynley distinguished herself on both the Broadway stage and in Hollywood screen versions of the controversial drama Blue Denim (1959), in which the teenaged characters played by Lynley and co-star Brandon deWilde had to deal with an unwanted pregnancy and (then-illegal) abortion.She won the Theatre World Award as "one of the most promising personalities for 1956-57" for her performance in Blue Denim. This recognition helped her get a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox.
She started her film career in 1958 with the Disney's film The Light in the Forest followed by Holiday for Lovers (1959).In 1959, Lynley was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female. In 1960 she was again nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female for the film Blue Denim.
She acted in 20th Century Fox, productions, Holiday for Lovers , Blue Denim (film), Hound-Dog Man , Return to Peyton Place and The Stripper (1963). The Stripper was based on the play A Loss of Roses written by William Inge.
Lynley appeared in many films, often portraying the blonde-girl-next-door gone bad.Lynley is best known for her film roles in Return to Peyton Place , sex comedy Under the Yum Yum Tree , thriller Bunny Lake Is Missing , The Pleasure Seekers , drama The Cardinal , and The Poseidon Adventure , in which she lip synced the Oscar-winning song "The Morning After" (although her singing voice was dubbed by studio singer Renee Armand).
The Hollywood Reporter reported that she was on the peak of her career in the year 1965. 108–115). She played the role of the mother of a kidnapped child in the thriller Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965). Lynley took the role of the blonde bombshell Jean Harlow in the biopic titled Harlow (1965).Lynley posed nude at age 22 for the March 1965 edition of Playboy magazine (pp.
She appeared in the pilot television movies for Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Fantasy Island .Her many other series appearances include The Big Valley , Mannix , It Takes a Thief , Night Gallery , The Invaders , Kojak , Hawaii Five-O , Hart to Hart , and Charlie's Angels . Lynley appeared in the fourth season of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in the two-part episode "The Prince of Darkness Affair".
The decline in her career started in the late 1960s and '70s. She did smaller roles, guest appearances and appeared in low-budget productions like The Maltese Bippy, Norwood, The Four Deuces, The Washington Affair and Bad Georgia Road. In 1992, she acted in a low-budget thriller Spirits, as a nun. She acted in Flypaper (1997) followed by the low-budget film Drowning on Dry Land (1999).Many of the low-budget movies she acted in during the later part of her career were direct-to-video.
In 2000, in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle , Lynley discussed the difficulty faced by middle-aged actresses in finding roles. She predicted she'd have a comeback in old age, stating, "I don't mean to sound conceited, but I am a very talented actress, and I have my head screwed on right." And she added "I'm not going to drug clinics, I look good, and I've got all my marbles. So I really believe I'll be back."
In 2006, she appeared in a 30-minute film, Vic , co-written and directed by Sage Stallone, the late son of Sylvester Stallone.
In 1960, she married publicist Michael Selsman. The marriage produced one child, Jill Selsman (a director of short films), and ended in divorce in 1964.
Lynley had an 18-year intermittent affair with English broadcaster and writer David Frost.
Lynley died aged 77 of a heart attack on September 3, 2019, at her home in Pacific Palisades, California.
|1958||The Light in the Forest||Shenandoe|
|1959||Holiday for Lovers||Betsy Dean|
|1959||Blue Denim||Janet Willard|
|1959||Hound-Dog Man||Dony Wallace|
|1961||Return to Peyton Place||Allison|
|1961||The Last Sunset||Melissa 'Missy' Breckenridge|
|1963||The Stripper||Miriam Caswell|
|1963||Under the Yum Yum Tree||Robin Austin|
|1963||The Cardinal||Mona / Regina Fermoyle|
|1964||The Pleasure Seekers||Maggie Williams|
|1965||Bunny Lake Is Missing||Ann Lake|
|1967||The Shuttered Room||Susannah Kelton|
|1969||The Maltese Bippy||Robin Sherwood|
|1969||Once You Kiss a Stranger||Diana|
|1969||The Immortal||Sylvia Cartwright||TV movie (Pilot for TV series)|
|1972||The Night Stalker||Gail Foster||TV movie|
|1972||The Poseidon Adventure||Nonnie Parry|
|1975||The Four Deuces||Wendy Rittenhouse|
|1977||The Washington Affair||Barbara Nicholson|
|1977||Bad Georgia Road||Molly Golden|
|1982||Vigilante||Assistant D.A. Mary Fletcher|
|1989||Dark Tower||Tilly Ambrose|
|1991||Howling VI: The Freaks||Miss Eddington|
|1999||Drowning on Dry Land||Marge|
|2003||A Light in the Forest||Gramma Irene||(no connection with the 1958 movie)|
|2006||Vic||Carrie Lee||short film|
|1956||Goodyear Television Playhouse||"Grow Up"|
|1957||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Janice||"The Young One"|
|1962||Alfred Hitchock Presents||Sister Pamela||"The Vow"|
|1967||The Man from U.N.C.L.E.||Annie Justin||"The Prince of Darkness", (parts 1 and 2)|
|1967||The Invaders||Elyse Reynolds||"The Believers"|
|1968||The Big Valley||Dilly Shanks||"Hell Hath No Fury"|
|1969||It Takes a Thief||Michelle||"Boom at the Top"|
|1970 - 1971||The Immortal (1970 TV series)||Sylvia Cartwright||TV series|
|1971||Mannix||Dorothy Kinman||"Voice in the Dark"|
|1972||Night Gallery||Jenny Tarraday||"The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid"|
|1977||Kojak||Polly Ames||"Kiss It All Goodbye"|
|1977–1984||Fantasy Island||various characters||TV series, 11 episodes|
|1978||Hawaii Five-O||Karen Baker/Valerie Bates||"Angel in Blue"|
|1980||Charlie's Angels||Lisa Gallo||"Island Angels"|
|1983||The Fall Guy||Ivy||"Pleasure Isle"|
Shelley Winters was an American actress whose career spanned almost six decades.
Eva Marie Saint is an American actress. In a career spanning over 70 years, she is best known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954), and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959). The former won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Dyan Cannon is an American actress, director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. She has been nominated for three Academy Awards.
Irene Cara Escalera known professionally as Irene Cara, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Cara sang and co-wrote the song "Flashdance... What a Feeling", for which she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984. Cara is also known for playing the role of Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film Fame, and for recording the film's title song "Fame". Prior to her success with Fame, Cara portrayed the title character Sparkle Williams in the original 1976 musical drama film Sparkle.
Hope Elise Ross Lange was an American film, stage, and television actress.
Annette Carol Bening is an American actress. She began her career on stage with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival company in 1980, and played Lady Macbeth in 1984 at the American Conservatory Theater. She was nominated for the 1987 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Coastal Disturbances and for the 2019 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for All My Sons. She is a four-time Academy Award nominee for the films: The Grifters (1990), American Beauty (1999), Being Julia (2004), and The Kids Are All Right (2010). In 2006, she received a film star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American disaster film directed by Ronald Neame, produced by Irwin Allen, and based on Paul Gallico's eponymous 1969 novel. It features an ensemble cast, including five Oscar winners: Gene Hackman; Ernest Borgnine; Jack Albertson; Shelley Winters; and Red Buttons. Parts of the movie were filmed aboard the RMS Queen Mary. The plot centers on the fictional SS Poseidon, an aged luxury liner on her final voyage from New York City to Athens before being sent to the scrapyard. On New Year's Eve, she is overturned by a tsunami. Passengers and crew are trapped inside, and a preacher attempts to lead a small group of survivors to safety.
Carolyn Sue Jones was an American actress of television and film. Jones began her film career in the early 1950s, and by the end of the decade had achieved recognition with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Bachelor Party (1957) and a Golden Globe Award as one of the most promising new actresses of 1959. Her film career continued for another 20 years. In 1964, she began playing the role of Morticia Addams in the original black and white television series The Addams Family.
June Lockhart is an American actress, primarily in 1950s and 1960s television, also with performances on stage and in film. On two television series, Lassie and Lost in Space, she played mother roles. She also portrayed Dr. Janet Craig on the CBS television sitcom Petticoat Junction (1968–70). She is a two-time Emmy Award nominee and a Tony Award winner.
Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills is an English actress. The daughter of Sir John Mills and Mary Hayley Bell, and younger sister of actress Juliet Mills, Mills began her acting career as a child and was hailed as a promising newcomer, winning the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in the British crime drama film Tiger Bay (1959), the Academy Juvenile Award for Disney's Pollyanna (1960) and Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress in 1961. During her early career, she appeared in six films for Walt Disney, including her dual role as twins Susan and Sharon in the Disney film The Parent Trap (1961). Her performance in Whistle Down the Wind saw Mills nominated for BAFTA Award for Best British Actress.
Renée Elise Goldsberry is an American actress, singer and songwriter, known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway musical Hamilton, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Her other Broadway credits include Nettie Harris in the original Broadway cast of The Color Purple, Mimi Márquez in Rent, and Nala in The Lion King. She has portrayed many roles on television, including Geneva Pine on The Good Wife, and Evangeline Williamson on One Life to Live, for which she received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Stella Stevens is an American film, television, and stage actress. She began her acting career in 1959 and starred in such popular films as Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962); The Nutty Professor (1963); The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963); The Silencers (1966); Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968); The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970); and The Poseidon Adventure (1972).
Tuesday Weld is a retired American actress. She began acting as a child and progressed to mature roles in the late 1950s. She won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Female Newcomer in 1960. Over the following decade, she established a career playing dramatic roles in films.
Ina Balin was an American actress. She is best known for her role in the film From the Terrace (1960), for which she received two Golden Globe Award nominations and won one for Most Promising Newcomer – Female.
Patricia "Patty" McCormack is an American actress with a career in theater, films, and television.
Shirley Knight Hopkins was an American actress who appeared in more than 50 feature films, television films, television series, and Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in her career, playing leading and character roles. She was a member of the Actors Studio.
Carol Lawrence is an American actress, appearing in musical theatre and on television. She is known for portraying Maria on Broadway in the musical West Side Story (1957), receiving a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She appeared at The Muny, St. Louis, in several musicals, including Funny Girl. She also appeared in many television dramas, including Rawhide and Murder She Wrote. She was married to fellow performer Robert Goulet.
Blue Denim is a 1958 Broadway play by writer James Leo Herlihy. It starred Carol Lynley, Warren Berlinger and newcomer Burt Brinckerhoff in the lead male role. Opening on February 27, 1958, the play ran for 166 performances at the Playhouse Theatre.
Mona Lee Washbourne was an English actress of stage, film, and television. Her most critically acclaimed role was in the film Stevie (1978), late in her career, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award.
Carol Lynley was an American actress and child model. She is known for her roles in the films The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and Blue Denim.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carol Lynley .|