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Frances Heflin

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Frances Heflin (September 20, 1923 - June 1, 1994) was an American actress. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Frances Heflin as Mona Kane on All My Children

She had varying roles on many television series in the 1950s and 1960s, but her most notable and enduring role was of Mona Kane Tyler, mother of Erica Kane (Susan Lucci) on the soap opera All My Children. She played the role from 1970 until her death in 1994.

In 1992, when Heflin was first diagnosed with lung cancer, Mona was diagnosed with cancer on the show. In August 1994, the soap aired a special episode, showcasing the best of Heflin's performances in the form of a memorial service for Mona.

She was the sister of Academy Award winning actor Van Heflin.

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