Where is actress Carol Lynley from “The Poseidon Adventure” today? Her Wiki: Daughter, Net Worth, Height, Husband, Divorce

• Carol Lynley is a former actress and model from New York City with an estimated net worth of over $10 million.
• She began her entertainment career as a child model, before transitioning to acting when she was 15.
• She starred in the controversial play “Blue Denim”, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the film adaptation.
• She has appeared in several other films and television shows, including “The Poseidon Adventure” and “Fantasy Island”.
• She had a relationship with broadcaster and writer David Frost that lasted for 18 years.

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Short Info

Date Of Birth February 13, 1942
Spouse Michael Selsman
Fact With her friend, entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen, Lynley appeared in several interstitial showbiz segments covering a variety of topics. For Australia’s #1 morning show Sunrise (2003), she reflected on the remake of The Poseidon Adventure (1972). On TV Guide Television (1999), she discussed her long career in television, film and on Broadway. For “New with Nelson”, she revealed some of her Oscar picks for that year and named her all time favorite Oscar winner as Frank Sinatra.

Who is Carol Lynley?

Carolyn Ann Jones was born on 13 February 1942, in New York City, USA, and is a former actress as well as a former model, best known popularly through her roles in the films “Return to Peyton Place”, and “Blue Denim” for which she won a Golden Globe nomination.

The Wealth of Carol Lynley

How rich is Carol Lynley? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $10 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting. She’s appeared on the cover of several magazines throughout her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life

Carol is of Scottish, Welsh, German, English and ancestry. At a very young age she was exposed to the entertainment industry, as a child model under the name Carolyn Lee. She her early years doing modelling work, and later when she turned 15, then developed an interest in acting. She appeared on the cover of “LIFE” magazine during the same year, and would then register as actress Carol Lynley.

She began her acting career on Broadway in the controversial production of “Blue Denim”, which would eventually make its way to Hollywood with Carol reprising her role. The show deals with issues of teenage pregnancy and then abortion, although the topics at the time were not widely discussed. The film and the play had different endings, but she co-starred with Brandon deWilde in both. For her performance in the film, she was nominated a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer- Female in 1959.

Career Prominence

Two years later, Lynley had one of her most notable film roles in “Return to Peyton Place” which is a film based on the novel of the same name by Grace Metalious, and a sequel to “Peyton Place”.  In 1963, she was cast in “Under the Yum Yum Tree”, a comedy film based on a Broadway play that ran during 1960, and starring her alongside Jack Lemmon, which earned Lemmon a Golden Globe nomination. The following year, she appeared in “The Pleasure Seekers’ based on the novel “Coins in the Fountain” by John H. Secondarim and which was nominated for an Academy Award for Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment.

In 1965 she was cast in “Bunny Lake Is Missing”, a psychological thriller based on the novel of the same name by Merriam Model. Despite on release being dismissed as unworthy by critics, it had positive reviews from high profile critics such as Andrew Sarris. Her career continued with films such as “The Cardinal” and “The Poseidon Adventure”, which featured an ensemble cast of five Academy Award winners including Jack Albertson as well as Gene Hackman, and in which she performed the song “The Morning After” which won an Oscar.

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Later Career

Aside from her film work, Carol appeared in the television shows such as “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” and “Fantasy Island”, which is a series about a mysterious person who grants the fantasies of visitors to the said island, but the fantasies comes at a price. Other shows she worked on throughout her career include “The Big Valley”, “Mannix”, “It Takes a Thief”, and “Night Gallery”. She also had a role in the series “The Invaders”, a science fiction program about a person trying to thwart an alien invasion.

Carol also made appearances in shows such as “Kojak” and “Hawaii Five-O”, which ran during the 1970s and featured the head of a special state police task force Steve McGarrett, a character which is based on an actual unit that existed during the 1940s martial law. Carol also had guest roles in “Charlie’s Angels” and “Hart to Hart”, a nd during the fourth season of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, she had a two episode role in “The Prince of Darkness Affair”. She also posed nude for an edition of “Playboy” magazine, and appeared in the short film entitled “Vic”, directed by the late son of Sylvester Stallone, Sage Stallone.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that she was married to publicist Michael Selsman from 1960 to 1964, and they had a child together. She was also known to have an intermittent relationship with broadcaster and writer David Frost which lasted for around 18 years – he is best known for being the host of the show “That Was the Week That Was” which led him to US television, and often conducted interviews with political personalities, including one with US President Richard Nixon which was later adapted into a  stage play and then a film.

General Info

Full Name Carol Lynley
Date Of Birth February 13, 1942
Profession Actor, Child model
Nationality American


Spouse Michael Selsman
Children Jill Victoria Selsman
Parents Cyril Jones, Frances Jones


Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
Movies The Poseidon Adventure, Bunny Lake Is Missing, The Last Sunset, Blue Denim, The Pleasure Seekers, Under the Yum Yum Tree, The Cardinal, The Shuttered Room, Return to Peyton Place, Once You Kiss A Stranger, The Night Stalker, H. G. Wells’ The Shape of Things to Come, The Maltese Bippy, Bad Georgia Ro…
TV Shows Journey to the Unknown

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# Quote
1 I’ve never been in a scandal. I’ve never been caught running naked down a highway. I’ve not tried to shoot anybody. Nobody’s ever tried to shoot me. My child is legitimate… I’ve never been to Betty Ford… No porn… No drug addictions… I’ve outlived three of my doctors. So if you’re going to write a juicy book, I’ve got a problem.


# Fact
1 Her father’s name was Cyril Jones, and her mother’s name was Frances Peltch.
2 With her friend, entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen, Lynley appeared in several interstitial showbiz segments covering a variety of topics. For Australia’s #1 morning show Sunrise (2003), she reflected on the remake of The Poseidon Adventure (1972). On TV Guide Television (1999), she discussed her long career in television, film and on Broadway. For “New with Nelson”, she revealed some of her Oscar picks for that year and named her all time favorite Oscar winner as Frank Sinatra.
3 Was close friends with actor/dancer Fred Astaire. In the 1970s, it was rumored in the press that they might even marry; however, 81-year old Astaire wed the two and a half years younger Robyn Smith in 1980. Carol is quoted extensively in the book “Fred Astaire: His Friends Talk” (1988), by Sarah Giles.
4 Although in later years she claimed to have sung “The Morning After” in The Poseidon Adventure (1972), her voice was in fact dubbed by studio singer Renée Armand.
5 Is a huge fan of Cameron Diaz, one of her favorite films being There’s Something About Mary (1998).
6 Lynley owned the boots and pendant she wears in The Poseidon Adventure (1972). She complained during production that the boots were shrinking due to constant immersion in water, making them extremely uncomfortable.
7 She was featured on the April 22, 1957 cover of LIFE Magazine. Walt Disney saw her photo and article, and decided to cast her in his release The Light in the Forest (1958). It was Carol’s debut (she received an “and introducing” credit in the opening titles), but it was also her swan song for Disney’s studio. Opposite James MacArthur, a Broadway actor, both gave convincing performances, receiving mixed critical reaction, mostly because of the entrenched polarized “pro” and “anti” Disney factions.
8 Her only child is a daughter with ex-husband Michael Selsman named Jill Selsman (born March 2, 1962).
9 “Carolyn Lee” was her modeling name — a name that was already registered with Actors’ Equity, so she changed it to use the homophone “Carol Lynley”.
10 She had an affair off and on with David Frost for 18 years.




Title Year Status Character
The Evil Touch 1974 TV Series Cora Blake
The Elevator 1974 TV Movie Irene Turner
The Magician 1974 TV Series Janet Keegan
Cotter 1973 Leah
Great Mysteries 1973 TV Series Elizabeth Ann Zachary
The Poseidon Adventure 1972 Nonnie Parry
Beware! The Blob 1972 Leslie
The Sixth Sense 1972 TV Series Gail Sumner
Night Gallery 1972 TV Series Jenny Tarraday (segment “Last Rites for a Dead Druid”)
The Night Stalker 1972 TV Movie Gail Foster
Crosscurrent 1971 TV Movie Kathy Cooper
Mannix 1971 TV Series Dorothy Kinman
Weekend of Terror 1970 TV Movie Sister Meredith
The Most Deadly Game 1970 TV Series Brooke
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1970 TV Series Judith Walters
Norwood 1970 Yvonne Phillips
The Immortal 1969-1970 TV Series Sylvia Cartwright
Once You Kiss a Stranger… 1969 Diana
The Maltese Bippy 1969 Robin Sherwood
It Takes a Thief 1969 TV Series Michelle
The Smugglers 1968 TV Movie Jo Hudson
Shadow on the Land 1968 TV Movie Abigail ‘Abby’ Tyler
The Big Valley 1968 TV Series Dilly Shanks
Journey to the Unknown 1968 TV Series Eve
The Helicopter Spies 1968 Annie
The F.B.I. 1967 TV Series Lynn Hallett
The Invaders 1967 TV Series Elyse Reynolds
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1967 TV Series Annie Justin
Danger Route 1967 Jocelyn
The Shuttered Room 1967 Susannah Whately Kelton / Sarah
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1965-1966 TV Series Miranda Woodland / Irene Ayers
Run for Your Life 1966 TV Series April Martin
Bunny Lake Is Missing 1965 Ann Lake
Harlow 1965/II Jean Harlow
The Pleasure Seekers 1964 Maggie Williams
Shock Treatment 1964 Cynthia Lee Albright
Another World 1964 TV Series Judge Dunlay (1990)
The Cardinal 1963 Mona
Regina Fermoyle
Under the Yum Yum Tree 1963 Robin Austin
The Stripper 1963 Miriam Caswell
The Dick Powell Theatre 1963 TV Series Elise
The Virginian 1962 TV Series Judith Morrow
Alcoa Premiere 1962 TV Series Sandy Carter
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962 TV Series Sister Pamela Wiley
The Last Sunset 1961 Melissa ‘Missy’ Breckenridge
Return to Peyton Place 1961 Allison
General Electric Theater 1956-1959 TV Series Phyllis / Barbara Clark / Mary Elizabeth Asher / …
Hound-Dog Man 1959 Dony Wallace
Blue Denim 1959 Janet Willard
Holiday for Lovers 1959 Betsy Dean
Shirley Temple’s Storybook 1958 TV Series Rapunzel
Pursuit 1958 TV Series Elaine Hermann
The Light in the Forest 1958 Shenandoe
The DuPont Show of the Month 1957 TV Series Judy Graves
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1957 TV Series Janice
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1956 TV Series
The Alcoa Hour 1956 TV Series Setsu
Goodyear Playhouse 1956 TV Series
Vic 2006 Short Carrie Lee
A Light in the Forest 2003 Gramma Irene
Drowning on Dry Land 1999 Marge
Flypaper 1999 Housewife in Kitchen (uncredited)
Neon Signs 1996 Faith
Howling VI: The Freaks 1991 Video Miss Eddington
Spirits 1990 Sister Jillian
Monsters 1990 TV Series Dr. Elizabeth Porter
Dark Tower 1989 Tilly
Blackout 1988 Esther Boyle
Night Heat 1987 TV Series Grace Barnett
Finder of Lost Loves 1984 TV Series Karen Davis
Fox Mystery Theater 1984 TV Series Sylvia Daly
Tales of the Unexpected 1984 TV Series Elizabeth
Fantasy Island 1977-1984 TV Series Sheila McKenna
Catherine Harris
Hotel 1983 TV Series Zane Elliott
The Fall Guy 1983 TV Series Ivy Morris
Balboa 1983 Erin Blakely
Vigilante 1983 Assistant D.A. Mary Fletcher
Baker’s Dozen 1982 TV Series
Judgment Day 1981 TV Movie Harriet Egan
Hart to Hart 1981 TV Series Eva DrakeAnn Marie Fabro
Best of Friends 1981 TV Movie Marge Adams
Charlie’s Angels 1980 TV Series Lisa Gallo
The Littlest Hobo 1980 TV Series June Wilson
Willow B: Women in Prison 1980 TV Movie Claire Hastings
Me olvidé de vivir 1980 Laura (as Carol Linley)
The Shape of Things to Come 1979 Niki
The Love Boat 1979 TV Series Carol Gilmore
The Cat and the Canary 1978 Annabelle West
Sword of Justice 1978 TV Series Cyndy Rupert
The Beasts Are on the Streets 1978 TV Movie Dr. Claire McCauley
Richie Brockelman, Private Eye 1978 TV Series
Cops and Robin 1978 TV Movie Dr. Alice Alcott
Hawaii Five-O 1978 TV Series Valerie Bates / Karen Baker
The Washington Affair 1977 Barbara Nicholson
Having Babies II 1977 TV Movie Sally Magee
Bad Georgia Road 1977 Molly Golden
Kojak 1977 TV Series Polly Ames
Flood! 1976 TV Movie Abbie Adams
Police Woman 1976 TV Series
Quincy M.E. 1976 TV Series Lynn Dressler
The Four Deuces 1975 Wendy Rittenhouse – the Girlfriend
Thriller 1975 TV Series Suzy Martin
Death Stalk 1975 TV Movie Cathy Webster


Title Year Status Character
The Poseidon Adventure 1972 performer: “The Song From The Poseidon Adventure” 1972
Bunny Lake Is Missing 1965 performer: “Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush”
The DuPont Show of the Month 1957 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Jenseits von Hollywood – Das Kino des Otto Preminger 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Poseidon Adventure: The Cast Looks Back 2006 Video short Herself
Cult Culture: The Poseidon Adventure 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s 1997 Documentary Herself (as Carol Linley)
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker 1991 Documentary Herself
The Joe Franklin Show 1989 TV Series
Star’s Table 1986 TV Series Herself
Omnibus 1980 TV Series Herself
The American Movie Awards 1980 TV Special Herself
Circus of the Stars #3 1979 TV Special documentary Herself – Performer
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary Herself – Co-Presenter: Best Short Film, Animated & Live Action
The Hollywood Squares 1967-1979 TV Series Herself
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards 1979 TV Special Herself
Good Morning America 1979 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Herself – Actress
The Paul Ryan Show 1977 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1963-1973 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1972 TV Special Herself
The Return of the Movie Movie 1972 Documentary short Nonny / Herself (uncredited)
The Merv Griffin Show 1965-1971 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Herself
ABC Stage 67 1967 TV Series Herself
Password All-Stars 1964 TV Series Herself
The 35th Annual Academy Awards 1963 TV Special Herself – Audience Member
Stump the Stars 1953-1963 TV Series Herself – Guest Panelist / Herself
Henry Fonda and the Family 1962 TV Special Herself
Here’s Hollywood 1961 TV Series Herself
I’ve Got a Secret 1958 TV Series Herself – Guest


Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1960 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer – Female Blue Denim (1959)
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female New Personality 5th place.
1959 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer – Female The Light in the Forest (1958)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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