Francine York, American actress, Died at 80

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Francine York was born Francine Yerich on August 26, 1936, and died on January 6, 2017.

She was an American movie and television actress.

Her parents were Frank and Sophie Yerich in the small mining town of Aurora, Minnesota, she was the elder of two sisters.

In the year 1941, her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she began to write short stories and take an interest in acting.

At the age of nine, she appeared in the Hodge Grammar School production of Cinderella as “Griselda”, at which point she wished to become an actress.

When she was 12 years of age, her family moved back to Aurora, where she continued performing in class plays.

York wrote, produced, directed, and starred in a three-act play called Keen Teens or Campus Quarantine, charging five cents admission to the show that the whole town turned out for.

Francine York studying journalism and drama at Aurora High School, she worked as the feature editor of her school newspaper, and she won all of the school’s declamation contests with her dramatic readings.

Francine York passed away at 80 years old.

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