Carol Lynley





2/13/1942 , New York, New York

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Carol Lynley was born Carole Ann Jones in New York City on February 13, 1942. She began her career as a child model. After gracing the cover of Life on April 22, 1957 at the age of 15, she moved full-time into acting. She made a name for herself in 1959 with Broadway and Hollywood screen versions of Blue Denim, and was nominated for a Most Promising Golden Globe in 1959. Among her most memorable is the role of Ann Lake in Bunny Lake is Missing (1965), and Nonnie Parry in the original The Poseidon Adventure. In that film she "sang" the Oscar-winning "The Morning After", although vocals were actually those of Rene Armand. Lynley has appeared in a number of television movies and series, including The Big Valley, It Takes a Thief, Kojak, and Charlie's Angels. In 1965 she posed nude for Playboy. Over the years she had long-term relationships with David Frost and Fred Astaire. In 2006 she provided audio commentary for the DVD release of The Poseidon Adventure, 1972 edition. Carol Lynley has managed to sustain an acting career over almost 50 years and has some 90 films and television performances to her credit.