Margaret Francis West: Who Is Anne Francis’ Daughter?

Margaret Francis West is the daughter of the late American actress Anne Francis. Margaret’s mother Anne was known for appearing in the science-fiction film Forbidden Planet (1956) and the television action-drama series Honey West (1965–1966). She had a mole to the right of her lower lip. She was ranked number 18 on the “50 Sexiest Stars of All Time” list by TV Guide (2005).

Margaret Francis West: Bio Summary

NameMargaret Francis West
Famous asdaughter of Anne Francis
Born 1960s
Place of birth United States
Nationality American
Spouse N/A
ParentAnne Francis
Sibling Jane Elizabeth Abeloff
Grandparents Philip Francis and Edith Francis

Who Is Anne Francis’ Daughter, Margaret Francis West?

Margaret Francis West also known as “Maggie” is actually the adopted daughter of actress Anne Francis (aka Anne Lloyd Francis; September 16, 1930 – January 2, 2011). Margaret was adopted in May 1970 and her adoption was one of the first granted to a single parent/unmarried person in the state of California. According to sources, the Santa Monica Superior Court approved Anne’s adoption of then-7-month-old Margaret.

Margaret’s actual date of birth is unknown but she is believed to have been born in the 1960s. Details of her biological parents are not available. She has a sister called Jane Elizabeth Abeloff. Jane was born on March 21, 1962, to Anne Francis and Robert Abeloff. Jane was born with the same trademark mole as her mother. Margaret’s adopted mother Anne Francis was married twice. She was married to United States Air Force pilot Bamlet Lawrence Price, Jr.

Anne Francis and Bamlet Lawrence Price, Jr were married from May 17, 1952, until they divorced on April 6, 1955. Anne was also married to Robert Abeloff from January 31, 1960 to December 14, 1964. Margaret’s maternal grandparents were Philip Ward Francis and Edith Francis (née Albertson). There isn’t much information about Margaret’s childhood. Her educational details are not known. She prefers a life of privacy. Her career details are not known.

Margaret Francis West has provided no information about her love life. It is unknown if she is married or not. She may have children or not. She has avoided the public and media and stays away from situations that can damage her reputation. She hasn’t been involved in any controversies or rumors. She is suspected to be living somewhere in the United States and is still alive as of the time of this writing. Not much has been heard from Anne Francis’ daughter, Margaret.

Margaret Francis West’s Mother

Margaret Francis West’s mother Anne Francis who was an actress charmed millions of TV viewers with her talent and her beauty. She got into show business at an early age. She was a model at the age of 5 years. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 11. During her acting career that spanned more than five decades, Anne appeared in several films, television series, and on stage. She made her film debut appearing in This Time for Keeps. She then appeared in Summer Holiday.

ALSO, READ: Jane Elizabeth Abeloff: What happened to Anne Francis’ daughter?

Anne Francis played supporting roles in the films So Young, So Bad, Lydia Bailey, The Rocket Man, Susan Slept Here, and Bad Day at Black Rock. She landed her first leading role in Blackboard Jungle. She played roles in The Scarlet Coat, Forbidden Planet, The Rack, The Great American Pastime, The Hired Gun, and Don’t Go Near the Water. She appeared in the TV series Suspense, Believe It or Not, Kraft Theatre, The Ford Television Theatre, Studio One, and Climax!

Anne Francis‘ other film credits include The Crowded Sky, Girl of the Night, The Satan Bug, Brainstorm, Funny Girl, More Dead Than Alive, Hook, Line and Sinker, Impasse, The Love God?, and Pancho Villa. She appeared in the television action-drama series Honey West (1965–1966). She made a guest appearance in an episode of The Fugitive and The Invaders. She was in an episode of Mission: Impossible, and two episodes of The Name of the Game.

Anne Francis guest-starred on The Drew Carey Show. She appeared as herself on The Merv Griffin Show, The Mike Douglas Show, The Real Tom Kennedy Show, The Joey Bishop Show, and Versatile Varieties. She published an autobiography, Voices from Home: An Inner Journey. She wrote: “Because I am an actress, I am sure the first response to my having written a book will be, “Aha, another Hollywood biography.” Since the market is flooded with biographies of professional revelations from many luminaries and super stars, the next response might quite possibly be, ‘Who cares?’.”

“I care! I care because VOICES FROM HOME is not a book about hidden skeletons, social calendars, and name revealing dalliances. It is far more intimate. It is my spiritual expose. It is about our essence of being, the unexplicable reality of mysticism, psychic phenomena, and the inner workings of mind and spirit which contribute to the growth of the invisible and most important part of us; hidden from the glare of lights and the camera’s eye.”

ALSO, READ: Robert Abeloff: Where Is Anne Francis’ Ex-husband Now?

What Happened To Margaret Francis West’s Mother?

Margaret Francis West’s mother Anne Francis died on January 2, 2011, at age 80, in Santa Barbara, California, U.S. Her death was caused by complications due to pancreatic cancer. She was a smoker for much of her adult life and although she quit smoking, she was diagnosed with non-small-cell lung cancer in the 2000s. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered at sea. She is survived by her daughters Jane Elizabeth Abeloff and Margaret Francis West and other family members.

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