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JOAN LESLIE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Joan Leslie was born on January 26th, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan with the birth name Joan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel.  As a young child she became involved in acting.  She had two sisters, Mary and Betty who also were both briefly involved in acting.  At the age of nine her career in entertainment started as a singer in some vaudeville acts along with both of her sisters.
 
Still as a young child, Leslie relocated to Los Angeles and began working on films first being billed under her real name such as in the film "Camille" (1936) starring Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor.  It was not until a little later on in her career that she took on the stage name Joan Leslie such as she is credited for in the film "High Sierra" (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy, Henry Hull, Barton MacLane, Henry Travers, Willie Best, Cornel Wilde, Paul Harvey and Jerome Cowan.
 
She then left her contract with MGM and signed with Warner Brothers.  Some of her film work during this period were roles in "Sergeant York" co-starring Gary Cooper, George Tobias, Walter Brennan, Margaret Wycherly, Ward Bond, Howard Da Silva, June Lockhart, Dickie Moore, Victor Kilian, Tully Marshall, Noah Beery Jr. and Stanley Ridges, "The Wagons Roll at Night" starring Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney and Eddie Albert, (both 1941), "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) starring with James Cagney, Walter Huston, Rosemary DeCamp, George Tobias, Jeanne Cagney, Frances Langford and Minor Watson, "The Sky's the Limit" (1943) starring Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley, Robert Ryan and Eric Blore, "This is the Army" (1943) also starring George Murphy, Alan Hale Sr., Rosemary DeCamp, Ronald Reagan, Kate Smith, George Tobias and Victor Moore and "Hollywood Canteen" (1944) starring alongside Dane Clark, Robert Hutton, The Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny, Joe E. Brown, Eddie Cantor, Kitty Carlisle, Jack Carson, Joan Crawford, Faye Emerson, Sydney Greenstreet, Alan Hale Sr., Paul Henreid, Peter Lorre, Ida Lupino, Dorothy Malone, Dennis Morgan, Janis Paige, Eleanor Parker, Roy Rogers, Zachary Scott, Alexis Smith, Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Wyman and Jimmy Dorsey.

In 1956 she appeared in her final film role on "The Revolt of Marnie Stover" co-starring Jane Russell and Richard Egan, Agnes Moorehead, Michael Pate and Hugh Beaumont
 
Along with appearing on a number of films, Leslie also made appearances on television series such as, "Murder, She Wrote" and "Charlie's Angels".  
 
In 1950 she married Dr. William G. Caldwell and they had two identical twin daughters, Patricia and Ellen.  She chose to retire from acting after giving birth to her daughters so she could focus on raising them.  She remained happily married until her husband passed away on April 5th, 2000. 
 
After her daughters had both moved out of the house to attend University, Leslie chose in 1996 to resume her acting career.  Her last role was in 1991 on the television movie "Fire in the Dark" starring Olympia Dukakis, Lindsay Wagner, Jean Stapleton, Edward Herrmann and Ray Wise.  She was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

 
Filmography

1991 Fire in the Dark 
1989 Turn Back the Clock 
1988 Murder, She Wrote
1986 Charley Hannah 
1983 Simon & Simon 
1979 The Incredible Hulk 
1978 Charlie's Angels 
1976 The Keegans 
1975 Police Story 
1965 Branded
1959 G.E. True Theater
1958 The Christophers
1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour 
1956 The Revolt of Mamie Stover 
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars
1955 Studio 57
1954 Hell's Outpost
1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre 
1954 Lux Video Theatre 
1954 Jubilee Trail 
1953 Flight Nurse
1953 Summer Theatre
1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
1952 Hellgate
1952 Schlitz Playhouse 
1951-1952 Fireside Theatre
1951 The Bigelow Theatre
1951 Man in the Saddle 
1951 Family Theatre 
1950 Born to Be Bad 
1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife
1948 Northwest Stampede
1947 Repeat Performance
1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee 
1946 Janie Gets Married 
1946 Cinderella Jones 
1945 Too Young to Know 
1945 Rhapsody in Blue
1945 Where Do We Go from Here? 
1944 Hollywood Canteen
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars 
1943 This Is the Army 
1943 The Sky's the Limit
1943 The Hard Way
1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
1942 The Male Animal
1941 Nine Lives Are Not Enough
1941 Sergeant York
1941 Thieves Fall Out
1941 The Wagons Roll at Night 
1941 The Great Mr. Nobody 
1941 High Sierra 
1940 Alice in Movieland
1940 Foreign Correspondent
1940 Military Academy
1940 Susan and God
1940 Star Dust
1940 Young as You Feel
1940 High School
1940 Laddie
1939 Two Thoroughbreds
1939 Winter Carnival
1939 Love Affair
1939 Nancy Drew, Reporter
1938 Men with Wings
1936 Camille 





Matinee Classics - Joan Leslie
Matinee Classics - Sergeant York starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, Margaret Wycherly, Dickie Moore, Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr., June Lockhart, Clem Bevans, Howard Da Silva, Charles Trowbridge, Harvey Stephens, David Bruce, Victor Kilian, Tully Marshall and Jane Isbell
Matinee Classics - Sergeant York starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Stanley Ridges, Margaret Wycherly, Dickie Moore, Ward Bond, Noah Beery Jr., June Lockhart, Clem Bevans, Howard Da Silva, Charles Trowbridge, Harvey Stephens, David Bruce, Victor Kilian, Tully Marshall and Jane Isbell
Matinee Classics - Thank Your Lucky Stars starring Humphrey Bogart, Eddie Cantor, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, John Garfield, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale Sr., George Tobias, Edward Everett Horton, S.K. Sakall, Hattie McDaniel,  Ruth Donnelly, Don Wilson, and Spike Jones and His City Slickers


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