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Sinatra, French and British Actors Blacklisted by Lebanon

More than a dozen leading French actors, singers and cinema producers were blacklisted today by Lebanon on charges of having "visited or worked on Israel’s behalf."

The list, released in Beirut, included such stars as singer-actress Juliette Greco, Actor Philippe Clay, and Actress Pascale Audret, who starred in the French Theater production of the Diary of Anne Frank. Frank Sinatra, the American singer and actor, and Helen Schapiro, the British entertainer, also were listed in the Beirut announcement.

French sources indicated they expected that Sophia Loren and Briggite Bardot would soon be added to the Lebanese blacklist. Miss Loren has already been "accused" of having starred in a "pro Israel film" made this year in Israel. Miss Bardot is considering conversion to Judaism to marry Bob Zaguri, her Moroccan Jewish finance.

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