Joan Leslie

Lowest Rated: 20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
Birthday: Jan 26, 1925
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
A stage actress from the age of 3, Joan Leslie toured vaudeville in a singing act with her two sisters. At ten, Leslie was an established advertising model. She came to Hollywood in 1936, making her screen debut in Camille under her given name of Brodel. In 1940 she was signed by Warner Bros., who changed her professional name to Leslie. Though not yet 18, Leslie was cast in such meaty and demanding roles as the selfish clubfooted ingenue in High Sierra (1941) and Mrs. George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). Loaned out to RKO in 1942, Leslie was given an opportunity to display her considerable terpsichorean skills in the Fred Astaire vehicle The Sky's the Limit. In Warners' Hollywood Canteen (1944) Leslie played herself, as did her real-life sister Betty Brodel. When her Warners contract ended in 1947, Leslie free-lanced for several years, turning in admirable performances in such second-echelon productions as Repeat Performance (1947) and The Woman They Almost Lynched (1956). She more or less retired from film acting in the late 1950s, devoting herself to humanitarian work and to her new career as a dress designer, though she occasionally took on a TV role. Fans of Joan Leslie all felt just a little older when Leslie was teamed with fellow 1940s ingenue Teresa Wright as a pair of doddering Arsenic and Old Lace-type sisters on a late-1980s episode of TV's Murder She Wrote. Leslie died in 2015, at age 90.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Two Guys From Milwaukee Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond Actor 2009
20% Rhapsody in Blue Julie Adams 2001
No Score Yet Fire in the Dark Ruthie 1991
No Score Yet Turn Back the Clock Party Guest 1989
100% The Plot Against Harry Irene 1989
No Score Yet Charley Hannah Sandy Hannah 1986
No Score Yet The Revolt of Mamie Stover Annalee 1956
No Score Yet Jubilee Trail Garnet Hale 1954
No Score Yet Too Young to Kiss Actor 1952
No Score Yet Hellgate Ellen Hanley 1952
No Score Yet Man in the Saddle Laurie Bidwell Isham 1951
No Score Yet Hill Number One Actor 1951
No Score Yet Born to Be Bad Donna Foster 1950
No Score Yet Repeat Performance Sheila Page 1947
No Score Yet Janie Gets Married Janie Conway 1946
No Score Yet Where Do We Go from Here? Sally 1945
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen Herself 1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars Pat Dixon 1943
No Score Yet This Is the Army Eileen Dibble 1943
No Score Yet The Sky's the Limit Joan Manion 1943
No Score Yet The Hard Way 'Katie' Chernen 1943
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy Mary 1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal Patricia Stanley 1942
85% Sergeant York Gracie 1941
No Score Yet The Wagons Roll At Night Mary Coster 1941
94% High Sierra Velma 1941
94% Foreign Correspondent Jones' Sister 1940
No Score Yet Susan and God Guest 1940
No Score Yet Star Dust College Girl 1940
86% Love Affair Autograph Seeker 1939
No Score Yet Nancy Drew, Reporter Mayme 1939
92% Camille Marie Jeanette 1936

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • 1988
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
Lily
  • 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Catherine
  • 1978

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