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Arlene Francis, Accidental Killer

“Actor and game show panelist Arlene Francis took the blame for one of the stranger accidental deaths on record, when an exercise dumbbell fell from her eighth-story Manhattan apartment and killed a man who had just emerged from the popular Le Pavillion restaurant.”

TV personality Arlene Francis died 10 years ago today at the grand old age of 93.

It’s hardly fair to remember her for a deadly accident she was involved in 49 years ago, but let’s do it anyway: see our fascinatin’ feature on Accidental Killers.  (At least she’s in good company there with Laura Bush and Adlai Stevenson, among others.)

Or be polite and learn more about the woman herself in our Arlene Francis biography »

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