Fran Jeffries
1937 - 2016
BORN
1937
DIED
2016
Fran Jeffries, a nightclub singer with a silky voice and an actress who performed a provocative samba dance in 1963's "The Pink Panther," died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles, California, of multiple myeloma, according to multiple news sources. She was 79.

Jeffries sang "Shadows of Paris" in the film "A Shot in the Dark." She also had a minor role in "Sex and the Single Girl," the 1964 film that starred Tony Curtis. She also performed duets on television with the singers Tom Jones, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.

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Her recordings include the 1960s single "Sex and the Single Girl," a cover of the John Lennon and Paul McCartney song "Yesterday," "Springtime (Can Really Hang You Up the Most)," "All the Love," and Ain't Misbehavin'." In 1966, she cut an album titled "This Is Fran Jeffries."

In addition to "The Pink Panther," Jeffries had parts in "The Buccaneer" (1958), "Sex and the Single Girl" (1964), "Harum Scarum" (1965), and "A Talent for Loving" (1969).

Frances Ann Makris Jeffries was born May 18, 1937, in San Jose, California. She married five times; each marriage ended in divorce.

Her daughter from her marriage to singer Dick Haymes, Stephanie Haymes-Roven, survives her, as do two granddaughters.

Published by Post Tribune on Dec. 21, 2016.
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Loving you and missing you Frances Ann
Fab Martz
Military
January 15, 2020
Big Eyes........... 3 years have passed by............. loving you and missing you. 4ever Urs.
Forever Yours
Significant_other
January 5, 2020
Loving you and Missing you Big Eyes! Thank you for giving me that smile at Petco this morning .
Fab Mar
Significant_other
April 19, 2019
Happy Earth Birthday con el Amor de siempre...... same girl...... same love ..... just different time & space
Fabiola Martinez
May 18, 2018
December 17, 2017
December 17, 2017
December 17, 2017
4ever...........
Fab
October 25, 2017
My mother grew up with Fran in the San Francisco Bay Area, before Fran became a celebrity. We lost touch with her, but were very close to her mother and father, Aunt Esther and Uncle Steve. They were friends to my grandparents. I used to get Stephanie's hand me downs, and my Dad got some of Dick Hayme's shirts. My Mom was always proud of Fran and wished they could've kept in touch. Perhaps they are now reconnected in the next realm. Rest in Peace, dear Fran. May your memory be eternal!!! Love & Prayers to Stephanie!!! Elaine Carvao Alper, San Jose, CA
Elaine Alepr
September 21, 2017
Melda Y
August 10, 2017
I love you because the ENTIRE UNIVERSE conspired to help me find you - and will be with you eternally - F.
July 7, 2017
Loving you and missing you everyday.
June 27, 2017
Bella Jeffries
Significant_other
June 7, 2017
Buddy Boy
Significant_other
June 7, 2017
Lisa Mionie
Neighbor
June 7, 2017
A wonderful, earthy, fun loving, animal lover and compassionate human being. We miss you
Friend
May 22, 2017
Happy Birthday Frances Ann - We miss your laughter, your deep beautiful eyes. You were a beautiful human being.
Friend
May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017
Fran was a very special woman and wonderful vocalist. I was her pianist, accompanist for many years and we became so in sync musically, we breathed together. When she performed on stage, Fran could keep an audience entranced with her singing and statuesque beauty. Through the years we also became close friends and Fran would keep me laughing with her outrageous comments. Needless to say, I am so thankful that our paths crossed in this lifetime.
Ron Feuer
Friend
May 18, 2017
A gorgeous woman who lived a fascinating life filled with love. Perfect.
J.
Friend
May 17, 2017
Happy Birthday Frances Ann!
May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017
Big Eyes....... Next week will be a very challenging one ..... Monday it'll be 5 months since you departed and thursday 18th I'll be celebrating your birthday, I'll have a killer Margarita (nothing like you used to prepare for us) You'll be here with me in Spirit and I'll rise my glass to you! Good memories of you are with me everyday, the void is immense but thinking that your wonderful energy is roaming free through eternity soothes my pain. Loving & missing you! until we meet again. F.
F M
May 5, 2017
Fabiola Martinez
May 5, 2017
Fabiola Martinez
May 5, 2017
Fabiola Martinez
May 5, 2017
Fabiola Martinez
May 5, 2017
Fabiola Martinez
May 5, 2017
I am desperately sorry to read of Fran's passing .
She was just stunning and I adored her . My deepest condolences to the family .
RIP Fran x
Adrian Jae
May 2, 2017
Fabiola Martinez
March 23, 2017
Fabiola Martinez
March 23, 2017
Fabiola Martinez
March 23, 2017
Fabiola Martinez
March 23, 2017
Fabiola Martinez
March 23, 2017
I had such a crush on her after seeing her in the Pink panther. Very talented woman. Rip beautiful lady
Don Brokaw
January 27, 2017
So sad to hear of Fran's passing. I enjoyed her work. Such a talented lady
Michael Earle
January 27, 2017
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Giselle Karkafi
January 9, 2017
My sincere condolences are with the Jeffries family for your loss. May your treasured memories and the drawing close to God in prayer help comfort you in your time of sorrow. Jeremiah 29:12,13
GD
January 6, 2017
Cara Fran, vado spesso a Cortina e tutte le volte non posso fare a meno di ricordarti mentre balli bella e felice. Un saluto dall'Italia e da Firenze cara Fran e grazie per il tuo elegante fascino. Giovanni
GIOVANNI
January 4, 2017
Ms. Jeffries' song in "The Pink Panther" is one of my favorite incidental music scenes. She was simply stunning.
Steve Wade
December 29, 2016
RIP
michelle plakas-kaiser
December 28, 2016
My deepest condolences for your loss May you find comfort in the God's word the Bible at 1 These.4:13-14
December 27, 2016
I remember Ms Jeffries' performance in many of the projects mentioned. She was a talented and energetic performer. My condolences to her daughter and grandchildren. May you find God's peace to comfort you. Php.4:6,7
December 26, 2016
May the hearer of our prayers bring peace and comfort from above My prayers are with you during this time
Phillips
December 25, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 24, 2016
I'm sorry for your loss and I hope that comfort finds you and your loved ones soon,Fran was a wonderful actress and singer, she will be truly missed.
Isaiah25:8
December 24, 2016
I am saddened to hear of Fran's passing, I remember her from when I was a kid, such a beautiful woman. My heart goes out to Stephanie for her sadness with the loss of her mother...
Kimberly Shields
December 24, 2016
As a young child during the 60's, I remember France Jeffries as a wonderful and vibrant singer. She was full of life and comical. She was loved and appreciated by many. My condolences to the family and friends who will miss her.
Paula Denson
December 23, 2016
To the Jeffries Family, My Condolences on the passing of your Dear Loved One. May the God of All Comfort (Psalms 83:18) be a Source of Comfort and Encouragement for your family at this grievous time.
Kimberly Johnson
December 23, 2016
"Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth" (Matt. 6:9,10). We await that day when this prayer will be fulfilled and Fran will be united with his loving family again.
Louise
December 23, 2016
Stephanie I am sorry for the loss of your
mom she was which a beautiful lady.
The words that Jesus spoke at John 6:44
can be a comfort to you and your family
at this most difficult time.
DH
December 23, 2016
My sincere condolences to the family.May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.
Lynn
December 23, 2016
A Lee
December 22, 2016
Sorry to learn of her passing.
Deborah Earle
December 22, 2016
Sorry to hear about her death just watched her recently in SEX AND THE SINGLE GIRL ON TCM last month and liked her in HARCUM SCARUM as well she will be missed.
Condolences to her loved ones.
CAROL SCOTT
December 22, 2016
Fran Jefferies is the Greatest Actress on Tv or Movies
Grady Youngblood
December 22, 2016
One of the best singers I have ever heard. The talent she had was amazing! My condolences to her family and friends.
Mark Challis
December 22, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 22, 2016
Truly saddened to hear about Fran Jeffries. Her fine legacy will surely be remembered. May she forever live in our hearts and in God's book of life.
December 22, 2016
Stephanie, Family,

So sorry to learn of the loss of your dear mother. You're in our prayers. Her acting and her singing will be missed. May the God who gives peace be with you.-RO.15:33
December 22, 2016
Thank you for sharing your beauty and talent. Rest in heavenly Peace.
Sheila S.
December 22, 2016
Enjoyed your work- hope to see some on TMC.
Prayers to the Family.
Daphne Nelson
December 21, 2016
Godspeed, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Harry Simpson
December 21, 2016
Valenda Newell
December 21, 2016
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
December 21, 2016
We'll miss you !
Adrian Barnette
December 21, 2016
Sending my deepest condolences to your family at this sorrowful time of bereavement. I will forever treasure the memories of Ms. Jeffries roles in "Sex & the Single Girl" & "Harum Scarum", she was a wonderful dancer & singer. She will be missed but her spirit will always surround your lives. RIP
Carolyn Murray
December 21, 2016
My condolences to Ms. Jeffries' family. May God provide comfort to you at this time.
December 21, 2016
Rest in Peace!
Steve
December 21, 2016
You were such a beautiful woman. It is too bad beautiful people don't live forever and ever. Rest in peace!!
GAA
December 21, 2016
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