LOVE Arlene! She should have won an Oscar for "The Thrill Of It All." Her cook book features hot dog recipes that "will make your family sit up and beg for more!" And her book "That Certain Something" is the only way to learn where you rate on the Charmometer.
Loved her since I first saw her in Billy Wilder's "One,Two,Three" years ago. Dry, witty delivery, and she held her own against James Cagney operating in hyperdrive (not an easy thing to do).
MC -- I have "That Certain Something," thanks to a lovely fellow blogger! "No Time for Cooking" is high on my wish list, if only to discover how to make Luxury Loaf. Arlene Francis is one of my all time favorite people. justlovely -- She made far too few films, considering how marvelous she was in the ones she did. Not just a small screen entertainer, by any means; she also had a very successful stage career.
Yeah, she appeared on Broadway in 25 different productions (!) and did much theatre elsewhere as well. I adore Arlene. She added so much tastefulness, yet without stuffiness, and charm to so many game show broadcasts.