Carol Lynley

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Carol Lynley

Lynley in The Maltese Bippy (1969)
BornCarole Ann Jones
(1942-02-13) February 13, 1942 (age 71)
New York, New York, U.S.
Other namesCarolyn Lee
OccupationChild model, actress
Years active1956–present
Spouse(s)Michael Selsman (1960-1964) (divorced) 1 child
ChildrenJill Victoria (b. 1962]
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Carol Lynley

Lynley in The Maltese Bippy (1969)
BornCarole Ann Jones
(1942-02-13) February 13, 1942 (age 71)
New York, New York, U.S.
Other namesCarolyn Lee
OccupationChild model, actress
Years active1956–present
Spouse(s)Michael Selsman (1960-1964) (divorced) 1 child
ChildrenJill Victoria (b. 1962]

Carol Lynley (born February 13, 1942) is an American actress and former child model.


Life and career

Lynley was born Carole Ann Jones in Manhattan, the daughter of Frances (née Felch), a waitress, and Cyril Jones. Her father was Irish and her mother, a native of New England, was of English, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Native American ancestry. She began her career as a child model under the name Carolyn Lee. When she started acting, after appearing on the April 22, 1957, cover of Life magazine at 15,[1][2] she discovered that another actress already had registered the name, so she modified it to the homophone Carol Lynley.[citation needed]

Early on, Lynley distinguished herself in both the Broadway stage and Hollywood screen versions of the controversial drama Blue Denim (1959), in which the teenaged characters played by Lynley and co-star, Brandon deWilde, had to deal with an unwanted pregnancy.[3] In 1959, Lynley was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer – Female".

Lynley may be best known for her film roles in Return to Peyton Place, Under the Yum Yum Tree, Bunny Lake is Missing, The Cardinal, Harlow, and the original The Poseidon Adventure, in which she performed the Oscar-winning song "The Morning After" (but her singing voice actually was that of studio singer, Renee Armand).[4]

Lynley appeared in the pilot television movies for Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Fantasy Island. Her many other series appearances included The Big Valley, Mannix, It Takes a Thief, Night Gallery, The Invaders, Kojak, Hawaii Five-O and Charlie's Angels. Lynley appeared in the fourth season The Man from U.N.C.L.E. two-part episode, "The Prince of Darkness Affair".[5]

She posed nude for the March 1965 edition of Playboy magazine.[6][7] In 2006, she appeared in a 30-minute film, Vic, co-written and directed by Sage Stallone, the late son of Sylvester Stallone.


Film and television
1956Goodyear Television PlayhouseTV series, episode: "Grow Up"
1956Alcoa Hour, TheThe Alcoa HourSetsuTV series, episode: "The Big Wave"
1956Kaiser Aluminium Hour, TheThe Kaiser Aluminium HourTV series, episode: "Cracker Money"
1956General Electric TheatreSchoolgirlTV series, episode: "The Hat With the Roses", uncredited
1957Alfred Hitchcock PresentsJaniceTV series, episode: "The Young One"
1957DuPont Show of the MonthJudy GravesTV series, episode: Junior Miss (1957, TV film)|Junior Miss]]"
1958Light in the Forest, TheThe Light in the ForestShenandoe
1958PursuitElaine HermannTV series, episode: "The Vengeance"
1958Shirley Temple's StorybookRapunzelTV series, episode: "Rapunzel"
1958General Electric TheatreMary Elizabeth AsherTV series, episode: "The Young and Scared"
1959Holiday for LoversBetsy Dean
1959Blue DenimJanet Willard
1959Hound-Dog ManDony Wallace
1959General Electric TheatreBarbara ClarkTV series, episode: "Deed of Mercy
1959General Electric TheatrePhyllisTV series, episode: "The Last Dance
1961Return to Peyton PlaceAllison
1961Last Sunset, TheThe Last SunsetMelissa 'Missy' Breckenridge
1962Alfred Hitchcock Hour, TheThe Alfred Hitchcock HourSister Pamela WileyTV series, episode: "Final Vow"
1962Alcoa PremiereSandy CarterTV series, episode: "Whatever Happened to Miss Illinois?"
1962Virginian, TheThe VirginianJudith MorrowTV series, episode: "The Man from the Sea"
1963Dick Powell Show, TheThe Dick Powell ShowEliseTV series, episode: "The Rage of Silence"
1963Stripper, TheThe StripperMiriam Caswell
1963Under the Yum Yum TreeRobin Austin
1963Cardinal, TheThe CardinalMona/Regina Fermoyle
1964Shock TreatmentCynthia Lee Albright
1964Pleasure Seekers, TheThe Pleasure SeekersMaggie Williams
1965HarlowJean Harlow
1965Bunny Lake Is MissingAnn Lake
1965Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreIrene AyersTV series, episode: "The Fliers"
1966Run for Your LifeApril MartinTV series, episode: "In Search of April"
1966Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler TheatreMiranda WoodlandTV series, episode: "Runaway Boy"
1967Shuttered Room, TheThe Shuttered RoomSusannah Whately Kelton/Sarah
1967Man from U.N.C.L.E., TheThe Man from U.N.C.L.E.Annie JustinTV series, episode: "The Prince of Darkness", (parts 1 and 2)
1967Danger RouteJocelyn
1967Invaders, TheThe InvadersElyse ReynoldsTV series, episode: "The Believers"
1967F.B.I., TheThe F.B.I.Lynn HallettTV series, episode: "False Witness"
1968Journey to the UnknownEveTV series, episode: "Eve"
1968Big Valley, TheThe Big ValleyDilly ShanksTV series, episode: "Hell Hath No Fury"
1968Shadow on the LandAbigail 'Abby' TylerTV movie
1968Smugglers, TheThe SmugglersJo HudsonTV movie
1969It Takes a ThiefMichelleTV series, episode: "Boom at the Top"
1969Maltese Bippy, TheThe Maltese BippyRobin Sherwood
1969Once You Kiss a StrangerDiana
1969–1970Immortal, TheThe ImmortalSylvia CartwrightTV series, episodes: "Pilot" (1969) and "Sylvia" (1970)
1970Bold Ones: The New Doctors, TheThe Bold Ones: The New DoctorsJudith WaltersTV series, episode: "Giants Never Kneel"
1970Most Deadly Game, TheThe Most Deadly GameBrookeTV series, episode: "Who Killed Kindness?"
1970NorwoodYvonne Phillips
1971Weekend of TerrorSister Meredith
1971MannixDorothy KinmanTV series, episode: "Voices in the Dark"
1971CrosscurrentKathy CooperTV movie
1972Night Stalker, TheThe Night StalkerGail FosterTV movie
1972Night GalleryJenny TarradayTV series, episode: "The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid"
1972Sixth Sense, TheThe Sixth SenseGail SumnerTV series, episode: "The House That Cried Murder"
1972Beware! The BlobLeslie
1972Poseidon Adventure, TheThe Poseidon AdventureNonnie Parry
1973Great MysteriesElizabeth Ann ZacharyTV series, episode: "Death of an Old-Fashioned Girl"
1974Magician, TheThe MagicianJanet KeeganTV series, episode: "The Illusion of the Curious Counterfeit" (parts 1 and 2)
1974Elevator, TheThe ElevatorIrene TurnerTV movie
1974Evil Touch, TheThe Evil TouchCoraTV series, episodes: "Dream by Dreaming" and "Dear Cora I'm Going to Kill You"
1975Death StalkCathy WebsterTV movie
1975ThrillerSuzy MartinTV series, episode: "If It's a Man, Hang Up"
1976Four Deuces, TheThe Four DeucesWendy Rittenhouse
1976Quincy M.E.Lynn DresslerTV series, episode: "Who's Who in Neverland"
1976Police WomanTV series, episode: "Trial by Prejudice"
1976Flood!Abbie AdamsTV movie
1977Washington Affair, TheThe Washington AffairBarbara Nicholson
1977KojakPolly AmesTV series, episode: "Kiss It All Goodbye"
1977Bad Georgia RoadMolly Golden
1977Having Babies IISally MageeTV movie
1977–1984Fantasy Islandvarious charactersTV series, 11 episodes
1978Hawaii Five-OKaren Baker/Valerie BatesTV series, episode: "Angel in Blue"
1978Cops and RobinDr. Alice AlcottTV movie
1978Richie Brockelman, Private EyeTV series, episode: "A Title on the Door and a Carpet on the Floor"
1978Beasts Are on the Streets, TheThe Beasts Are on the StreetsDr. Claire McCauleyTV movie
1978Sword of JusticeCyndy RupertTV series, episode: "The Skywayman"
1978Cat and the Canary, TheThe Cat and the CanaryAnnabelle West
1979Love Boat, TheThe Love BoatCarol GilmoreTV series, episode: "Dream Ship/Best of Friends/Aftermath"
1979H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to ComeNikki
1980Willow B: Women in PrisonClaire HastingsTV movie
1980Me olvidé de vivir (Todos los días, un día)LauraFilm of Julio Iglesias. He interprets himself, as a famous singer
1980Littlest Hobo, TheThe Littlest HoboJune WilsonTV series, episode: "Mystery at the Zoo"
1980Charlie's AngelsLisa GalloTV series, episode: "Island Angels"
1981Best of FriendsMarge AdamsTV movie
1981Hart to HartAnn Marie DrakeTV series, episode: "Hartland Express"
1982Baker's DozenTV series, episode: "I Was Told You Were a Racetrack"
1983VigilanteAssistant D.A. Mary Fletcher
1983Fall Guy, TheThe Fall GuyIvy MorrisTV series, episode: "Pleasure Isle"
1983HotelZane ElliottTV series, episode: "Faith, Hope and Charity"
1984Tales of the UnexpectedElizabethTV series, episode: "The Gift of Beauty"
1984Finder of Lost LovesKaren DavisTV series, episode: "Forgotten Melodies"
1985Fox Mystery TheaterSylvia DalyTV series, episode: "In Possession"
1986BalboaErin Blakely
1987Dark TowerTilly Ambrose
1987Night HeatGrace BarnettTV series, episode: "Grace"
1988BlackoutEsther Boyle
1990MonstersDr. Elizabeth PorterTV series, episode: "Stressed Environment"
1990SpiritsSister Jillian
1990Another WorldJudge DunlayTV series
1991Howling VI: The FreaksMiss Eddingtonvideo
1996Neon SignsFaith
1999Drowning on Dry Land
1999FlypaperHousewife in Kitchenuncredited
2003Light in the Forest, AA Light in the ForestGramma Irene
2006VicCarrie Leeshort film


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