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Also Known As: Carole Ann Jones, Carolyn Lee Died:
Born: February 13, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, model

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A blonde, ethereal, eternal ingenue, Carol Lynley has been acting since she was a teenager and is perhaps best recalled as the mother whose son is kidnapped in Otto Preminger's dreary "Bunny Lake is Missing" (1965), and as the pop singer who survives "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972).

A blonde, ethereal, eternal ingenue, Carol Lynley has been acting since she was a teenager and is perhaps best recalled as the mother whose son is kidnapped in Otto Preminger's dreary "Bunny Lake is Missing" (1965), and as the pop singer who survives "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972).

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CAST: (feature film)

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2.
 Spirits (1992) Sister Jillian
3.
 Howling VI - The Freaks (1991) Miss Eddington
4.
 Dark Tower (1989) Tilly Ambrose
5.
 Blackout (1988) Mother
6.
 Vigilante (1983) Da Fletcher
7.
 Balboa (1982) Erin Blakely
8.
9.
 Cat and the Canary, The (1979) Annabelle West
10.
 Cops and Robin (1978) Dr Alice Alcott
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1952:
Worked as a child model
1954:
Broadway debut in "The Anniversary Waltz"
1956:
Began work in TV with episode of "Goodyear Playhouse"
1957:
Appeared on Broadway in "The Potting Shed"
1958:
Feature acting debut, "Light in the Forest"
1959:
Had starring role in "Blue Denim"
1965:
Played "Harlow" in one of two film versions released that year
1965:
Had one of her best screen roles in Otto Preminger's "Bunny Lake Is Missing"
1968:
Made TV-movie debut, "Shadow on the Land" (NBC)
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Had first regular series with "The Immortal" (ABC)
1972:
Was one of the survivors of "The Poseiden Adventure"
1974:
Last NYC stage appearance for more than a decade, replaced Sandy Dennis in "Absurd Person Singular"
1977:
Guested in TV-movie pilot of "Fantasy Island"
1990:
Returned to NYC stage to appear in off-Broadway production of "The Seagull"
1992:
Played nun in "Spirits" with Erik Estrada
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Notes

Lynley posed for a PLAYBOY photo spread in 1965.

"I'm in transition. I'm playing middle-aged parts, which is a good idea! . . . Eventually, I want to make the next transition to where I'm playing snowy-haired old ladies, my Helen Hayes period." --Carol Lynley in PEOPLE, November 28, 1994

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husband:
Michael Selsman. Press agent; later literary agent, producer. Married in 1960; divorced in 1964.
companion:
David Frost. Had 18-year off-again, on-again relationship with Lynley.

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father:
Cyril Jones.
mother:
Frances Fuller Felch.
daughter:
Jill Selsman. Writer. Once worked for <i>Interview</i>; born in 1962; father, Michael Selsman.

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