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Anitra Ford

Anitra Ford (born 1942) is an American actress. Ford was born in California. She was a model on The Price Is Right from its beginning in 1972 until the last days of 1976. She was replaced by Holly Hallstrom. Ford also appeared in the opening scene of The Longest Yard as Melissa, the girlfriend of Burt Reynolds' character, Paul Crewe. Anitra Ford was a popular fashion model on the West Coast in the 1960s—also modeling in New York. Her exotic looks paved the way for more diversity in the modeling industry than the classic looks of that era. Before becoming a model, she acted on the stage from an early age. In the 1970s, her modeling career led to acting in television and film. Ford's credits include the cult, B-movies: The Big Bird Cage, The Invasion of the Bee Girls (aka "Graveyard Tramps") and Messiah of Evil. Often camp and comedic, Anitra Ford garnered roles of emancipated women who were comfortable with their sexuality. Anitra Ford's television credits include: S.W.A.T., Banacek, The Streets of San Francisco, The Odd Couple, Love American Style, Starsky and Hutch, Baretta, Columbo and Mannix, and played the renegade Amazon in the TV movie "Wonder Woman" starring Cathy Lee Crosby.' Since leaving The Price is Right, she has become an accomplished photographer, published poet, and shows her artwork in Southern California galleries. Description above from the Wikipedia article Anitra Ford, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
In California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
17
First Appeared:
In the series Mannix 1967-09-16
Latest Project:
Movie Doses of Horror 2018-01-05
Known For
Poster of Doses of Horror
Poster of Wonder Woman
Poster of Stacey
Poster of The Streets of San Francisco
Filmography
Movie Doses of Horror Dr. Susan Harris ("A Dose of Bee Stings" segment) (archive footage) (uncredited) 2018-01-05
Movie From Manila with Love Herself 2011-06-21
Series We've Got Each Other Unknown 1977-10-01
Series Baretta Unknown 1975-01-17
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie Wonder Woman Ahnjayla 1974-03-12
Movie Dirty O'Neil Kyote Passenger 1974-05-01
Movie The Longest Yard Melissa 1974-08-21
Movie Stacey Tish Chambers 1973-04-01
Movie Invasion of the Bee Girls Dr. Susan Harris 1973-06-01
Movie Messiah of Evil Laura 1973-05-02
Series Search Unknown 1972-09-13
Movie The Big Bird Cage Terry 1972-07-01
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie The Love Machine Model (uncredited) 1971-08-14
Series The Odd Couple Unknown 1970-09-24
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16