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Joan Leslie is a Actor American born on 26 january 1925 at Detroit (USA)

Joan Leslie

Joan Leslie
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Birth name Joan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel
Nationality USA
Birth 26 january 1925 at Detroit (USA)
Death 12 october 2015 (at 90 years)

Joan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel (January 26, 1925 – October 12, 2015), known by her stage name Joan Leslie, was an American actress, dancer and vaudevillian who appeared in such films during the Hollywood Golden Age such as High Sierra, Sergeant York and Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Biography

In March 1950, she married William Caldwell, an obstetrician. Their identical twin daughters, Patrice and Ellen, were born on January 7, 1951. Both daughters eventually became teachers.

Leslie was in the business of designing clothes, with her own eponymous brand. William died in 2000. A year later, she founded the Dr. William G. and Joan L. Caldwell Chair in Gynecologic Oncology for the University of Louisville. Leslie was an adopted alumna of the university for over 32 years.
She was involved with charity work for the St. Anne's Maternity Home for more than 50 years.

In 1999, she was one of the 250 actresses nominated for the American Film Institute's selection of the 25 greatest female screen legends to have debuted before 1950. On August 12, 2006, she received a Golden Boot Award for her contributions to Western television shows and movies. On October 8, 1960, Joan Leslie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street.

Leslie died on October 12, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. She was 90.

Best films

Sergeant York (1941)
(Actress)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
(Actress)
This Is the Army (1943)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joan Leslie (44 films)

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Actress

The Keegans, 1h30
Directed by John Badham
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Heather Menzies, Tom Clancy, Joan Leslie, Paul Shenar, Priscilla Pointer, Judd Hirsch
Roles Mary Keegan
Rating66% 3.304983.304983.304983.304983.30498
The Revolt of Mamie Stover, 1h32
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Political films, Children's films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Jane Russell, Richard Egan, Joan Leslie, Agnes Moorehead, Michael Pate, Carl Harbaugh
Roles Annalee Johnson
Rating64% 3.2483153.2483153.2483153.2483153.248315
In 1941, Mamie Stover (Jane Russell), a San Francisco prostitute, is chased away from the city by several policemen. On a freighter to Honolulu, she meets Jim Blair (Richard Egan), a successful writer who thinks of Mamie as a Cinderella-like beauty. Flattered, Mamie enjoys not being associated with her former occupation and falls in love. A shipboard romance is cut short when Mamie notices Jim being welcomed ashore by his sweetheart Annalee (Joan Leslie).
Flight Nurse, 1h30
Directed by Allan Dwan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Joan Leslie, Forrest Tucker, Arthur Franz, Jeff Donnell, Ben Cooper, Kristine Miller
Roles Lt. Polly Davis
Rating53% 2.684892.684892.684892.684892.68489
Two Air Force soldiers, Captain Mike Barnes (Arthur Franz) and Captain Bill Eaton (Forrest Tucker), fall in love with flight nurse Lt. Polly Davis (Joan Leslie) during the Korean War.
Woman They Almost Lynched, 1h30
Directed by Allan Dwan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Musical, Western
Actors John Lund, Brian Donlevy, Audrey Totter, Joan Leslie, Ben Cooper, James Brown
Roles Sally Maris
Rating65% 3.2862253.2862253.2862253.2862253.286225
Civil War factions along the Arkansas-Missouri border are warned by Border City's mayor, Delilah Courtney, to stay five miles from her neutral town or risk arrest. Quantrill, a former Confederate officer gone rogue, brings his gang of marauders to the region, including wife Kate, who he kidnapped from Border City two years ago.
Hellgate
Hellgate (1952)
, 1h27
Directed by Charles Marquis Warren
Origin USA
Genres Western
Themes Prison films
Actors Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie, Ward Bond, Sheb Wooley, James Arness, John M. Pickard
Roles Ellen Hanley
Rating64% 3.2446053.2446053.2446053.2446053.244605
Hellgate Prison is an aptly named facility in the desert where the worst criminals are sent. Hanley, a veterinarian and former Civil War soldier, is falsely accused and convicted of a crime. He is sentenced to this hellish place.
Man in the Saddle, 1h27
Directed by André de Toth
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Joan Leslie, Ellen Drew, Alexander Knox, Richard Steven Rauber, John Russell
Roles Laurie Bidwell Isham
Rating62% 3.1487953.1487953.1487953.1487953.148795
Owen Merritt, petit propriétaire d'un ranch, se fait voler la femme qu'il aime par un important propriétaire terrien, Will Isham. Mais quand celui-ci apprend que c'est un mariage d'intérêt, il décide de se débarrasser définitivement de celui qui reste son rival. Merritt ne réagit pas, jusqu'au jour où ses deux amis et associés sont assassinés par l'homme de main de Isham.
Man in the Saddle
Directed by André de Toth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Joan Leslie, Ellen Drew, Alexander Knox, Richard Steven Rauber, John Russell
Roles Laurie Bidwell Isham
Rating63% 3.198013.198013.198013.198013.19801
Owen Merritt, petit propriétaire d'un ranch, se fait voler la femme qu'il aime par un important propriétaire terrien, Will Isham. Mais quand celui-ci apprend que c'est un mariage d'intérêt, il décide de se débarrasser définitivement de celui qui reste son rival. Merritt ne réagit pas, jusqu'au jour où ses deux amis et associés sont assassinés par l'homme de main de Isham.
Born to Be Bad, 1h34
Directed by Nicholas Ray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir
Actors Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Zachary Scott, Joan Leslie, Mel Ferrer, Harold Vermilyea
Roles Donna Foster
Rating66% 3.3457553.3457553.3457553.3457553.345755
Donna Foster works for publisher John Caine. She agrees to have his niece, Christabel, live with her in San Francisco while attending business school.
The Skipper Surprised His Wife, 1h25
Directed by Elliott Nugent
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Robert Walker, Jan Sterling, Joan Leslie, Kathryn Card, Edward Arnold, Spring Byington
Roles Daphne Lattimer
Rating57% 2.8623752.8623752.8623752.8623752.862375
The skipper, Cmdr. William Lattimer (Robert Walker) whose wife Daphne (Joan Leslie) is incapacitated by a broken leg, forcing the skipper takes over management of their home. A stickler for nautical discipline, Lattimer tries to run things "the Navy way," but this proves not only futile but ridiculous.
Repeat Performance, 1h31
Directed by Alfred L. Werker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Noir, Crime
Themes Time travel films
Actors Joan Leslie, Louis Hayward, Virginia Field, Tom Conway, Richard Basehart, John Ireland
Roles Sheila Page
Rating68% 3.443523.443523.443523.443523.44352
On New Year's Eve 1946, a woman is standing over her dead husband with a gun in her hand. She panics and goes to her friends for help. While seeking help from her friends at a pair of parties, she wishes that she could live 1946 all over again.
Two Guys from Milwaukee, 1h30
Directed by David Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dennis Morgan, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson, Janis Paige, S.Z. Sakall, Lauren Bacall
Roles Connie Reed
Rating62% 3.146723.146723.146723.146723.14672
The Balkan Prince Henry arrives to Pennsylvania Station in New York City to do some research on how the "ordinary" man lives and works. Since his travel companions are unaware of his bold plan, he has to sneak away unseen to escape them. He catches a taxi outside the station, and gets to know the driver, Buzz Williams.
Cinderella Jones, 1h31
Directed by Busby Berkeley
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Joan Leslie, Robert Alda, Julie Bishop, William Prince, S.Z. Sakall, Edward Everett Horton
Roles Judy Jones
Rating53% 2.6694352.6694352.6694352.6694352.669435
Struggling singer Judy Jones (Leslie) discovers she's entitled to a multi-million-dollar fortune, as long as she can live up to the terms of her late uncle's will. To collect her inheritance, Jones must marry an intellectual genius. Jones ditches her boyfriend, bandleader Tommy Coles (Alda), and matriculates at an elite university for the super-intelligent. On campus, Jones struggles to win the heart of a dashing professor, Bartholomew Williams (Prince).
Janie Gets Married, 1h29
Directed by Vincent Sherman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Robert Benchley, Dorothy Malone
Roles Janie Conway
Rating60% 3.0048153.0048153.0048153.0048153.004815
Dick Lawrence revient de guerre dans sa bonne ville d'Hortonville. Il y retrouve sa mère Thelma, son beau-père John et surtout sa charmante petite amie Janie Conway, à laquelle il ne tarde pas à se fiancer puis à se marier. La jeune femme, qui trouve son époux encore trop peu adapté à la vie civile, va tout faire le réformer... en toute discrétion.
Rhapsody in Blue, 2h15
Directed by Irving Rapper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Hazel Scott, Julie Bishop, Charles Coburn
Roles Julie Adams
Rating69% 3.4946153.4946153.4946153.4946153.494615
La relation tumultueuse du compositeur George Gershwin avec la chanteuse Julie Adams.