Actress Frances Gifford was born either 100 or 101 years ago. Sources differ. She is remembered by serial fans for playing Jungle Girl in a sort-of adaption of the book by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Lots of dads accompanied their kids who went to see each episode in the theater. Before Jungle Girl, female leads had been rare in sound serials. Many silent serials featured female leads.
Gifford went on to star in some features, but an auto accident in 1946 almost ended her career and ruined her health.