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Joan Leslie

Highest Rated:   100% The Plot Against Harry (1989)
Lowest Rated:   20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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 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
91% Camille
  • Marie Jeanette
1936

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