American Actress and Former Child Model. Born Carole Ann Jones, she began her career as a child model, appearing on the cover of Life magazine at the age of 15, before starring in Disney’s 'The Light in the Forest'. In 1958, she starred in the Broadway play 'Blue Denim' and its subsequent film adaptation of the same name, in which she played a 15-year-old girl tasked with figuring out how to undergo an illegal abortion. The role earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Most Promising Newcomer of 1959. Lynley would do on to star in a wide array of films, including '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.' She also appeared regularly on television, in shows such as 'The Big Valley,' 'Mannix,' 'It Takes a Thief,' 'Night Gallery,' 'The Invaders,' 'Kojak,' 'Hawaii Five-O' and 'The Night Stalker.' From 1960 to 1964, she was married to publicist Michael Selsman, which produced a daughter. Lynley, who last appeared in 2006's 'Vic,' died from complications following a heart attack.
Bio by: Louis du Mort