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      Carol Lynley

      Carol Lynley

      Highest Rated: 88% The Night Stalker (1971)

      Lowest Rated: 17% Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)

      Birthday: Feb 13, 1942

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Actress Carol Lynley picked up two Golden Globe nods with her first two films, "The Light in the Forest" (1959) and "Blue Denim" (1960), before impressing in "Bunny Lake Is Missing" (1965), "Harlow" (1965) and "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972). Born in Manhattan, NY in 1942, Carol Lynley began modeling as a child, appearing on the cover of Life magazine in her teens and starring in several commercials. She first caught attention as an actress on the stage with roles in Broadway productions "Anniversary Waltz" and "The Potting Shed" before making her screen debut in anthology series "Goodyear Television Playhouse" (NBC, 1951-57). Lynley then landed two consecutive Golden Globe nominations when she graduated to the big screen for Walt Disney's "The Light in the Forest" (1958) and reprised the role she'd first played on stage, pregnant teen Janet, in "Blue Denim" (1959). Lynley barely left cinema screens over the next decade, starring as scandalous novelist Allison in soapy drama "Return to Peyton Place" (1961), playing opposite Fabian in teen picture "Hound-Dog Man" (1959), Kirk Douglas in western "The Last Sunset" (1961) and Jack Lemmon in comedy "Under the Yum Tree" (1963) and taking on the role of a stripper in the drama "Woman of Summer" (1963). After gracing the six-time Oscar-nominated "The Cardinal" (1963) as the ill-fated Mona, Lynley appeared as a mentally ill patient in neo-noir "Shock Treatment" (1964), co-starred in the musical romantic comedy "The Pleasure Seekers" (1964) and impressed with her portrayal of 1930s sex symbol Jean Harlow in biopic "Harlow" (1965). Lynley also earned critical acclaim for her leading performance as the mother of a missing four-year-old in Otto Preminger's "Bunny Lake Is Missing" (1965) before taking center stage in British horror "The Shuttered Room" (1967), showing up in spy movie "Danger Route" (1967) and appearing as Robin Sherwood in Rowan and Martin vehicle "The Maltese Bippy" (1969). At the turn of the decade, Lynley starred as the murderous Diana in thriller "Once You Kiss a Stranger" (1969), hookers in both comedy "Norwood" (1970) and vampire tale "The Night Stalker" (1972) and Sister Meredith in thriller "Weekend of Terror" (1970). Lynley enjoyed the biggest box office success of her career when she played ship singer Nonnie Parry in epic disaster movie "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), lip-syncing in the film to the Oscar-winning song "The Morning After." She continued to rack up the film credits, playing the female leads in western drama "Cotter" (1973), Prohibition era comedy "The Four Deuces" (1975) and melodrama "Bad Georgia Road" (1977) and starring alongside Tom Selleck in "The Washington Affair" (1977). But she also regularly returned to the TV movie fold, appearing in disaster movies "The Elevator" (1974) "Flood!" (1976) and "The Beasts Are on the Streets" (1978) and the spin-off spawning "Cops and Robin" (1978). After playing an heiress in British black comedy "The Cat and the Canary" (1978), distant planet leader in Canadian sci-fi "H.G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come" (1979) and district attorney in American thriller "Vigilante" (1983), Lynley made the final of 11 guest spots on "Fantasy Island" (ABC, 1977-1984), joined Tony Curtis in conman drama "Balboa" (1983) and appeared in horrors "Dark Tower" (1987), "Spirits" (1990) and "Howling VI: The Freaks" (1991). Lynley's work rate slowed down considerably as she entered her sixties, only adding to her filmography with morality tale "Neon Signs" (1996), road movie "Drowning On Dry Land" (1999) and "A Light in the Forest" (2001), a kids fantasy which almost shared the same name as her very first movie. Lynley's final acting credit came with a cameo in Sage Stallone's directorial debut, the short film "Vic" (2006). She passed away from a heart attack at the age of 77 in 2019.

      Highest rated movies

      The Night Stalker
      Bunny Lake Is Missing
      The Poseidon Adventure The Last Sunset
      The Cardinal
      Vigilante
      Under the Yum Yum Tree

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      RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE, Eleanor Parker, Carol Lynley, 1961. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, Carol Lynley, Ann-Margret, Pamela Tiffin, 1964, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright HOLIDAY FOR LOVERS, Jill St. John, Clifton Webb, Carol Lynley, 1959, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, front, from left, Ernest Borgnine, Stella Stevens, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson; back, from left, Eric Shea, Pamela Sue Martin, Gene Hackman, Roddy McDowall, 1972, TM and Copyright ©20th Century-Fox Fil UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE, Carol Lynley, 1963 BLUE DENIM, Brandon de Wilde, Carol Lynley, 1959, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved BLUE DENIM, Carol Lynley, Brandon de Wilde, 1959, TM and Copyright ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved HOLIDAY FOR LOVERS, Gary Crosby, Carol Lynley, 1959, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE, Carol Lynley, 1961, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE STRIPPER, Carol Lynley, 1963, TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, Carol Lynley, 1972, TM and Copyright ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved SHOCK TREATMENT, from left: Carol Lynley, Stuart Whitman, 1964, TM and Copyright © 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved BLUE DENIM, Carol Lynley, 1959, TM and Copyright ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE, Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, 1963 THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret, Carol Lynley, 1964. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.. THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, from left, Carol Lynley, Pamela Tiffin, 1964, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, from left, Roddy McDowall, Pamela Sue Martin, Jack Albertson, Shelley Winters, Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine, Carol Lynley, Arthur O'Connell, Red Buttons, 1972, TM and Copyright ©20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Right BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING, from left: Clive Revill, Carol Lynley, Laurence Olivier, 1965 blim1965-fsct06(blim1965-fsct06) NORWOOD, Carol Lynley, Glen Campbell, 1970 BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING, from left: Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, 1965 blim1965-fsct07(blim1965-fsct07)

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vic Carrie Lee (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 43% A Light in the Forest Gramma Irene (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 38% Drowning on Dry Land Unknown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Neon Signs Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 18% The Howling VI: The Freaks Miss Eddington (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackout Esther Boyle (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 6% Dark Tower Tilly (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Possession Sylvia Daly (Character) - 1985
      20% 69% Vigilante Assistant D.A. Mary Fletcher (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Balboa Erin Blakely (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 14% The Shape of Things to Come Nikki (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 30% The Cat and the Canary Annabelle West (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beasts Are on the Streets Dr. Claire McCauley (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Having Babies II Sally Magee (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Georgia Road Molly Golden (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Washington Affair Barbara Nicholson (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 80% Fantasy Island Catherine Harris (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 50% Flood! Abbie Adams (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet If It's a Man, Hang Up Suzy Martin (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 17% The Four Deuces Wendy Rittenhouse (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Stalk Cathy Webster (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Elevator Irene Turner (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cotter Leah (Character) - 1972
      80% 76% The Poseidon Adventure Nonnie Parry (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 21% Son of Blob Unknown (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cable Car Murder Kathy Cooper (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crosscurrent Kathy Cooper (Character) - 1971
      88% 77% The Night Stalker Gail Foster (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekend of Terror Sister Meredith (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Norwood Yvonne Phillips (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 62% Once You Kiss a Stranger Diana (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 43% The Maltese Bippy Robin Sherwood (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Sylvia Cartwright (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 25% The Helicopter Spies Annie (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow on the Land Abigail "Abby" Tyler (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smugglers Jo Hudson (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Route Jocelyn (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 41% The Shuttered Room Susannah Whately Kelton/Sarah (Character) - 1967
      86% 78% Bunny Lake Is Missing Ann Lake (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 40% Harlow Jean Harlow (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 28% The Pleasure Seekers Maggie Williams (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shock Treatment Cynthia Lee Albright (Character) - 1964
      17% 57% Under the Yum Yum Tree Robin Austin (Character) - 1963
      47% 67% The Cardinal Mona Fermoyle (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 43% The Stripper Miriam Caswell (Character) - 1963
      60% 58% The Last Sunset Melissa "Missy" Breckenridge (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 32% Return to Peyton Place Allison (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 61% Blue Denim Janet Willard (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday for Lovers Betsy Dean (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hound-Dog Man Dony Wallace (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 36% The Light in the Forest Shenandoe (Character) - 1958

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Elizabeth (Character) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1982 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Polly Ames (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Nina Daniels (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Dorothy Kinman (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Unknown (Character) 1970-1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Judith Morrow (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
      No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Janice (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Setsu (Character) 1956