Actresses of the 50s and 60s

Joan Leslie

In 1925, American on August 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm

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Joan Leslie: born Joan Brodel in Detroit on Jan. 26, 1925, she and her two older siblings performed in a singing and dancing vaudeville act called The Brodel Sisters. She also worked as a child model, and when her sister Betty signed with MGM, the family moved to Burbank. Her first movie under her stage name was High Sierra (1941), followed by such films as Born to Be Bad (1950), The Woman They Almost Lynched (1953), and The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956). In the 1970s, Leslie appeared on episodes of Police Story, Charlie’s Angels and The Incredible Hulk, and on a 1988 installment of Murder, She Wrote, she guest-starred opposite another 1940s starlet – Teresa Wright.


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