Anne Jeffreys

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Anne Jeffreys
Anne Jeffreys
Portrays: Blassie
Date of Birth: January 26, 1923
Date of Death: September 27, 2017
Age at Death: 94
Nationality: USA USA


Anne Jeffreys (born January 26, 1923-September 27, 2017) was an American actress who portrays Siress Blassie in "The Man with Nine Lives".

Born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, she first appeared Sarah Crane in the 1942 film Billy the Kid Trapped, but had acted in opera and musical theater before her entry into film and television.[1]

With long-term husband Robert Sterling, she appeared in the CBS sitcom Topper (1953–1955), in which she was billed in a voiceover as "the ghostess with the mostest".

Jeffreys' guest starring role in the Original Series is notable namely due to her work with Fred Astaire, who portrayed Chameleon, as she is the last woman to have danced with Astaire on screen.[1]

The accent used to in her portrayal of Siress Blassie is her own, she also notes that she did not audition for the role, and jumped at the chance upon finding out she would be acting with Astaire.[1]

Following her stint in the Original Series, she appeared in Glen A. Larson's genre series, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as Zantia's Prime Minister in the episode "Planet of the Amazon Women" (co-starring Felix Silla).

Jeffreys died on September 27, 2017 at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 94.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Egnor, Mike (19 Feburary 2007). Anne Jeffreys GALACTICA.TV Interview (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 21 July 2007.