It was almost eerie how Anne landed the role of Honey West.
She was lunching with her agent one day at the famous Hollywood restuarant The Derby when she mentioned that she'd love to star in an action show, "kind of like a female Amos Burke [a private detective]," Anne said in an interview with the blog Temple of Schlock.
"The next day my agent called and said, 'What's this game you and Aaron Spelling are playing on me?'
"I said, 'What are you talking about? I don't even KNOW Aaron Spelling.'
"He said, 'Aaron called and said he had a project he thought would be perfect for you. He said he saw you yesterday at the Derby and his character was like a female Amos Burke.'
"I said, 'Super, wonderful.' Read the script and did it."
During her film career, Anne acted with several big-time movie stars: Spencer Tracy, Paul Newman, James Cagney, Barbra Streisand.
Anne died of complications from pancreatic cancer in 2011 at age 80.