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Who is Carol Lynley?

Carolyn Ann Jones was born on 13 February 1942, in New York City, USA, and is a former actress as well as a former model, best known popularly through her roles in the films “Return to Peyton Place”, and “Blue Denim” for which she won a Golden Globe nomination.

The Wealth of Carol Lynley

How rich is Carol Lynley? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $10 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting. She’s appeared on the cover of several magazines throughout her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life

Carol is of Scottish, Welsh, German, English and ancestry. At a very young age she was exposed to the entertainment industry, as a child model under the name Carolyn Lee. She her early years doing modelling work, and later when she turned 15, then developed an interest in acting. She appeared on the cover of “LIFE” magazine during the same year, and would then register as actress Carol Lynley.

She began her acting career on Broadway in the controversial production of “Blue Denim”, which would eventually make its way to Hollywood with Carol reprising her role. The show deals with issues of teenage pregnancy and then abortion, although the topics at the time were not widely discussed. The film and the play had different endings, but she co-starred with Brandon deWilde in both. For her performance in the film, she was nominated a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer- Female in 1959.

Career Prominence

Two years later, Lynley had one of her most notable film roles in “Return to Peyton Place” which is a film based on the novel of the same name by Grace Metalious, and a sequel to “Peyton Place”.  In 1963, she was cast in “Under the Yum Yum Tree”, a comedy film based on a Broadway play that ran during 1960, and starring her alongside Jack Lemmon, which earned Lemmon a Golden Globe nomination. The following year, she appeared in “The Pleasure Seekers’ based on the novel “Coins in the Fountain” by John H. Secondarim and which was nominated for an Academy Award for Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment.

In 1965 she was cast in “Bunny Lake Is Missing”, a psychological thriller based on the novel of the same name by Merriam Model. Despite on release being dismissed as unworthy by critics, it had positive reviews from high profile critics such as Andrew Sarris. Her career continued with films such as “The Cardinal” and “The Poseidon Adventure”, which featured an ensemble cast of five Academy Award winners including Jack Albertson as well as Gene Hackman, and in which she performed the song “The Morning After” which won an Oscar.

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Later Career

Aside from her film work, Carol appeared in the television shows such as “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” and “Fantasy Island”, which is a series about a mysterious person who grants the fantasies of visitors to the said island, but the fantasies comes at a price. Other shows she worked on throughout her career include “The Big Valley”, “Mannix”, “It Takes a Thief”, and “Night Gallery”. She also had a role in the series “The Invaders”, a science fiction program about a person trying to thwart an alien invasion.

Carol also made appearances in shows such as “Kojak” and “Hawaii Five-O”, which ran during the 1970s and featured the head of a special state police task force Steve McGarrett, a character which is based on an actual unit that existed during the 1940s martial law. Carol also had guest roles in “Charlie’s Angels” and “Hart to Hart”, a nd during the fourth season of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, she had a two episode role in “The Prince of Darkness Affair”. She also posed nude for an edition of “Playboy” magazine, and appeared in the short film entitled “Vic”, directed by the late son of Sylvester Stallone, Sage Stallone.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that she was married to publicist Michael Selsman from 1960 to 1964, and they had a child together. She was also known to have an intermittent relationship with broadcaster and writer David Frost which lasted for around 18 years – he is best known for being the host of the show “That Was the Week That Was” which led him to US television, and often conducted interviews with political personalities, including one with US President Richard Nixon which was later adapted into a  stage play and then a film.

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