Bimbo's headliner, Mary Meade French, brought Francine to Hollywood and helped get her signed with an agent.
As cult fantasy figures, they contributed greatly to that period of filmmaking aimed at the teenage audience who frequented the drive-ins of America during the 1960's.
She is also a gourmet cook and has hosted dinners for sometimes as many as 80-100 with such stars as Clint Eastwood, Peter Ustinov, Glenn Ford, Rex Harrison, and her many more.
More recently she appeared on The Mindy Project in 2015 and Hot in Cleveland in 2012.
I shot up from my seat and thanked Francine, I was pumped now, ready for anything.
And her time being Marilyn.