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Author, model, and comedic talent Fran Kearton dies

Original post made on Jul 18, 2014

The final curtain has come down on the life of Menlo Park resident Frances Peace Kearton, whose varied career included performing on and writing for TV with Dick Van Dyke.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 18, 2014, 9:07 AM

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Posted by JulieToo
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on Jul 18, 2014 at 12:03 pm

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Who didn't dream about being a John Robert Powers' model in New York City in the 60's?

Ms. Kearton was beautiful.

What an interesting person and what an exciting career!


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Posted by neighbor
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on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Actually Ms. Kearton was a Powers Model in the 1940s, not the 60s. She went on to become a well-know writer for TV.
Read more about this fascinating woman at

Web Link


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Posted by R. Caldwell
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on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I was lucky to appear on her show(Fun with Fran) to celebrate my birthday in the fifties. I remember the cake that magically appeared out of the fake oven completely cooked. I am 67 and had no idea what she went on to do. I feel fortunate having been one pebble in all the boulders of her life.


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Posted by JulieToo
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on Aug 15, 2014 at 6:10 pm

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neighbor,

Thank you for providing the link for more information.


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Posted by Richard Robinson
a resident of another community
on Jul 28, 2015 at 7:20 am

My father, Blaine Robinson, was chef at the Menlo Circus Club where Fran was a member. He enjoyed their association and bought one of her water fall pictures that I inherited and so enjoy. She was flattered when I posted a picture of it on her Facebook page. Rest in peace Fran. God bless.


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