Carol Lynley

American actress (1942–2019)

Carol Lynley (born Carole Ann Jones; February 13, 1942 – September 3, 2019) was an American actress and model. She was born in Manhattan, New York. Her career began in 1956 and ended in 2006 when she retired.

Lynley was best known for her movie roles in Return to Peyton Place, Under the Yum Yum Tree, Bunny Lake is Missing, The Pleasure Seekers, The Cardinal, and The Poseidon Adventure, in which she performed the Oscar-winning song "The Morning After".[1]

Lynley posed nude at age 22 for the March 1965 edition of Playboy magazine (pp.108-115).[2][3]

In 1960, she married Michael Selsman. They had one child. The couple divorced in 1964. Lynley had an 18-year intermittent affair with English broadcaster and writer David Frost.[4]

Lynley died of a heart attack on September 3, 2019 at her home in Pacific Palisades, California at the age of 77.[5]

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  1. "Performance: The Morning After". Second Hand Songs project. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  2. "Actress Carol Lynley and a Modess puberty & menstruation booklet". Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
  3. "Carol Lynley". November 28, 1994. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  4. W. Lee Cozad, More Magnificent Mountain Movies: The Silverscreen Years, 1940–2004, p. 219 (Sunstroke Media, 2006). ISBN 978-0-9723372-2-9
  5. Carol Lynley, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ Star, Dies at 77

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