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Pamela Franklin
Pamela Franklin
(born 3 February 1950) is a British actress who appeared in feature films from 1961 until 1976, and on American television throughout the 1970s. She is best known for her role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), for which she won the National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actress.


1 Early life 2 Early career 3 Later career in film and television 4 Personal life 5 TV and filmography 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Franklin, who had three brothers, was born in Yokohama, Japan, and grew up in the Far East, where her father was an importer/exporter. The family lived in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, and Ceylon before returning to England.[1] At the age of eight she was sent to the Elmhurst School of Ballet in the UK (now the Elmhurst School for Dance).[2] Early career[edit] Franklin made her film debut at age 11 in The Innocents (1961),[3] and her television debut in the Wonderful World of Disney's The Horse Without a Head. In 1962 she played opposite William Holden
William Holden
and Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
in the British film The Lion. A year later, she co-starred with Luke Halpin in Flipper's New Adventure
Flipper's New Adventure
as a wealthy industrialist's daughter abandoned on a tropical island but saved by Halpin and his pet dolphin Flipper. In 1963, Franklin was voted 10th place for the Laurel Awards Top New Female Personality. She was 14 when she made The Third Secret in 1964, in which she played a troubled young daughter. When she was interviewed about the film in 1979, she said that "she and Stephen Boyd had become friends and the warmth on screen was genuine." In 1966 she had a lead role in the BBC TV series Quick Before They Catch Us.[4] Later career in film and television[edit] Franklin received favourable notices for her portrayal of an unusually worldly teenager in the suspense film The Nanny starring Bette Davis (1965). She also received an Emmy
nomination for her supporting role in the 1965 TV movie Eagle in a Cage
Eagle in a Cage
in which she again acted opposite Trevor Howard. She acted with Dirk Bogarde, who played her father in Our Mother's House, a film that was nominated for the Golden Lion
Golden Lion
at the Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
in 1967. In the same year, Franklin played opposite Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
and Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
in The Night of the Following Day as the kidnap victim in the crime thriller. This was her first "adult" role, with one scene showing her topless. In 1970, she appeared with Michele Dotrice in the horror thriller And Soon the Darkness, a film that was remade in 2010. For her role as Sandy in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Franklin won the National Board of Review
National Board of Review
award for Best Supporting Actress. In the same year, she starred in the John Huston
John Huston
movie Sinful Davey with a young John Hurt, which was not successful and failed to boost her career. As an adult, Franklin became somewhat typecast in horror films after her performance in the occult thriller The Legend of Hell House
The Legend of Hell House
in 1973 opposite Roddy McDowall. This was followed with the television horror movie Satan's School for Girls. Her last film role was in The Food of the Gods, although she made television appearances until 1981, including an episode of Police Story, in which she became physically ill playing a rape victim.[4] Franklin made other notable television appearances including The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Six Million Dollar Man, Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones, Vega$, and Trapper John, M.D. She gave a memorable performance as the title character in "Jenny Wilde is Drowning," an episode of The Name of the Game, starring Tony Franciosa. Her character was an aspiring actress trying to succeed in Hollywood.[5] Personal life[edit] Franklin met actor Harvey Jason on the set of Necromancy. Although the film was not released until 1972, the couple married in 1970[6] and settled near Hollywood
and had two sons. Her husband, along with one of their sons, Louis, co-owns the bookstore Mystery Pier Books, Inc in West Hollywood. TV and filmography[edit]

The Innocents (1961) The Lion (1962) The Horse Without a Head (1963) (TV) Flipper's New Adventure
Flipper's New Adventure
(1964) See How They Run (1964) (TV) A Tiger Walks
A Tiger Walks
(1964) The Third Secret (1964) Eagle in a Cage
Eagle in a Cage
(1965) (TV) The Nanny (1965) Quick Before They Catch Us (1966) TV lead role as "Kate" Our Mother's House
Our Mother's House
(1967) The Night of the Following Day
The Night of the Following Day
(1968) David Copperfield (1969) (TV) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) Sinful Davey
Sinful Davey
(1969) Strange Report
Strange Report
(1969) (TV) episode "Report 5055: Cult Murder Shrieks Out" Medical Center (1970-74) (TV) several guest appearances The Name of the Game (1970) (TV) episode "Jenny Wilde is Drowning" And Soon the Darkness
And Soon the Darkness
(1970) Green Acres
Green Acres
(1971) (TV) episode "Hawaiian Honeymoon" pilot/spin-off attempt Cannon (1972, 1974) (TV) episodes "The Predators" and "Where's Jennifer?" Necromancy (1972) Bonanza (TV series) (1972) Episode "First Love" Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
(1973) Circle of Fear (1973) (TV) episode "Half A Death" Intertect (1973) (TV) The Legend of Hell House
The Legend of Hell House
(1973) The Letters (1973) (TV) Satan's School for Girls (1973) (TV) Love Story (1973) (TV) episode "Mirabelle's Summer" The Streets of San Francisco
The Streets of San Francisco
(1974) (TV) episode "Crossfire" The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
(1974) (TV) episode "Operation Firefly" Mannix (1974) (TV) episode "A Fine Day for Dying" Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
(1975, 1980) (TV) episodes "Murder Once Removed" and "Focus On Fear" Crossfire (1975) (TV) Insight (1975) (TV) episode "Somewhere Before" Thriller (1975) (TV) episodes "Screamer" and "Won't Write Home Mom, I'm Dead" The Food of the Gods (1976) Eleanor and Franklin (1976) (TV) Hawaii Five-O (1977) (TV) episode "To Die In Paradise" as Bobbie Jo Bell

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work Result

1969 National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award Best Supporting Actress[7] The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Won

1970 BAFTA Film Award Best Supporting Actress[8] The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Nominated

1966 Emmy
Award Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama[9] Eagle in a Cage Nominated

1963 Laurel Award Top New Female Personality

10th place


^ Profile Archived 12 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine., britmovie.co.uk; accessed 28 June 2015. ^ Cotter, Robert Michael “Bobb” (2013). The Women of Hammer Horror: A Biographical Dictionary and Filmography. McFarland. p. 79. ISBN 9781476602011. Retrieved 23 February 2018.  ^ Hutchings, Peter (2017). Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 133. ISBN 9781538102442. Retrieved 23 February 2018.  ^ a b McDonald, Neil (1 March 2011). "Artistic Secrets". Quadrant. Retrieved 24 August 2014.  ^ Although a 1983 production of Macbeth at the Garden Grove Shakespearean Festival in California mentioned that a "Pamela Franklin" played Lady Macbeth, the actress was not the same Pamela Franklin from film and television. See cast for Grove Theater: A Little Shakespeare--Long Beach Style, Orange Coast Magazine, November, 1983, pp. 146-147 ^ https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V62V-QT6 California Marriage Index] ^ "1969 Award Winners". National Board of Review. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.  ^ "Film in 1970". BAFTA. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.  ^ "("Pamela Franklin" search results)". Emmy
Awards. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on 23 February 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018. 

External links[edit]

Pamela Franklin
Pamela Franklin
on IMDb Pamela Franklin
Pamela Franklin
at BFI Film & TV Database From Innocence to Experience, ABC Film Review, Interview, August 1970 Retrieved 7-23-2011

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National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nina Foch
Nina Foch
(1954) Marjorie Rambeau
Marjorie Rambeau
(1955) Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
(1956) Sybil Thorndike
Sybil Thorndike
(1957) Kay Walsh
Kay Walsh
(1958) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1959) Shirley Jones
Shirley Jones
(1960) Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
(1961) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1964) Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell
(1965) Vivien Merchant (1966) Marjorie Rhodes
Marjorie Rhodes
(1967) Virginia Maskell
Virginia Maskell
(1968) Pamela Franklin
Pamela Franklin
(1969) Karen Black
Karen Black
(1970) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1971) Marisa Berenson
Marisa Berenson
(1972) Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney
(1973) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine
(1974) Ronee Blakley
Ronee Blakley
(1975) Talia Shire
Talia Shire
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1977) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Eva Le Gallienne
Eva Le Gallienne
(1980) Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1981) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Sabine Azéma
Sabine Azéma
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1988) Mary Stuart Masterson
Mary Stuart Masterson
(1989) Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
(1990) Kate Nelligan (1991) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1992) Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
(1993) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
/ Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(1996) Anne Heche
Anne Heche
(1997) Christina Ricci
Christina Ricci
(1998) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(1999) Lupe Ontiveros
Lupe Ontiveros
(2000) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2001) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(2002) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2003) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2004) Gong Li
Gong Li
(2005) Catherine O'Hara
Catherine O'Hara
(2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick
(2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
(2011) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd
(2012) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2013) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2014) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(2015) Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris
(2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 94361042 LCCN: n87860066 ISNI: 0000 0001 1937 8028 GND: 1012257495 BNF: cb14178752f (da