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Leslie Parrish is a Actor American born on 13 march 1935 at Melrose (USA)

Leslie Parrish

Leslie Parrish
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Birth name Marjorie Hellen
Nationality USA
Birth 13 march 1935 (84 years) at Melrose (USA)

Leslie Parrish (born March 18, 1935) is an American actress who worked under her birth name, Marjorie Hellen, until she changed it in 1959. She is also an activist, environmentalist, writer and producer.

As a child, she lived in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and eventually, at age 10, settled in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania. At age 14 she was a talented and promising piano and composition student at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. She earned money for her tuition by working as a maid, teaching piano (at age 16) and doing waitress work. At age 18, in order to earn enough money to continue her education at the Conservatory, her mother convinced her to become a model for one year so she could continue her studies.


D'abord connue sous son vrai nom, Marjorie Hellen, elle prend le pseudonyme Leslie Parrish en 1959.
Elle a commencé sa carrière en tant que mannequin à New York avant de devenir actrice à Hollywood. L'un de ses rôles les plus notables est celui de « Daisy Mae » dans Li'l Abner . Par la suite, elle travailla pour la télévision.

Leslie Parrish fut mariée, de 1977 à 1999, à l'écrivain américain Richard Bach, auteur de Jonathan Livingston le goéland. Il a décrit leur rencontre et leur relation dans deux ouvrages : Un pont sur l'infini et One.

Usually with

Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(4 films)
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
(2 films)
Lyle Wheeler
Lyle Wheeler
(3 films)
Thelma Ritter
Thelma Ritter
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Leslie Parrish (22 films)

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The Astral Factor, 1h25
Directed by John Florea, Gene Fowler Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Psychologie, Psychanalyse, Invisibilité
Actors Robert Foxworth, Stefanie Powers, Sue Lyon, Mark Slade, Leslie Parrish, Marianna Hill
Roles Colleen Hudson
Rating36% 1.8277851.8277851.8277851.8277851.827785
Studying the paranormal allows a convicted strangler to make himself invisible to kill five women who testified against him at his trial.
Crash! (1976)
, 1h25
Directed by Charles Band
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors José Ferrer, Sue Lyon, John Ericson, John Carradine, Leslie Parrish, Jerome Guardino
Roles Kathy Logan
Rating46% 2.34492.34492.34492.34492.3449
Jealous invalid husband (Ferrer) tries to kill sexy blond wife (Lyon), who uses occult powers and devices to try to kill him.
The Giant Spider Invasion, 1h24
Directed by Bill Rebane
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Films about spiders, Giant monster films, Musical films, Disaster films
Actors Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale, Alan Hale Jr., Leslie Parrish, Robert Easton, Christiane Schmidtmer
Roles Ev
Rating30% 1.5092151.5092151.5092151.5092151.509215
The central plot of the film revolves around the titular spider invasion, which occurs when what appears to be a meteorite crashes down in rural Wisconsin, and spawns spiders of varying sizes.
The Devil's Eight, 1h37
Directed by Burt Topper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Christopher George, Fabian Forte, Ralph Meeker, Ron Rifkin, Ross Hagen, Leslie Parrish
Roles Cissy
Rating51% 2.5802252.5802252.5802252.5802252.580225
A Federal agent (Christopher George) recruits six convicts to bust a moonshine ring run by the gangster Burl.
Three on a Couch, 1h49
Directed by Jerry Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Janet Leigh, Jerry Lewis, James Best, Kathleen Freeman, Mary Ann Mobley, Leslie Parrish
Roles Mary Lou Mauve
Rating60% 3.0017353.0017353.0017353.0017353.001735
Christopher Pride wants to marry his girlfriend, Dr. Elizabeth Acord. However, she is too involved with her patients and she doesn't think that she would be able to leave them to live in Paris for a year. Pride decides to solve her patients' problems after finding out that most of them are merely despondent after having relationships go bad. Therefore, he decides to "date" these women, without Acord's knowledge, and give them back their self-esteem so that they will be less dependent on their doctor.
Sex and the Single Girl, 1h50
Directed by Richard Quiney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Psychanalyse
Actors Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer, Fran Jeffries
Roles Susan
Rating65% 3.2500053.2500053.2500053.2500053.250005
Bob Weston works for STOP, a scandal magazine. His colleague has written a dirty article about Helen Gurley Brown, the author of a best-selling new book with advice to single women on how to deal with men, calling her a virgin. She is very offended. Due to this article, Helen has lost six appointments. Weston wants to interview her, but she refuses to see him.
For Love or Money, 1h48
Directed by Michael Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Thelma Ritter, Gig Young, Julie Newmar, William Bendix
Roles Jan Brasher
Rating62% 3.1495653.1495653.1495653.1495653.149565
Lawyer Donald Kenneth "Deke" Gentry (Kirk Douglas) is given the task of playing matchmaker for the three daughters of his wealthy client Chloe Brasher (Thelma Ritter).
For Love or Money, 1h48
Directed by Michael Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter, Julie Newmar, William Bendix
Roles Jan Brasher
Rating62% 3.1495653.1495653.1495653.1495653.149565
Chloe Brasher désire marier ses trois filles selon son propre goût. Afin de trouver des prétendants, elle fait appel à l'avocat « Deke » Gentry. Il réussit à caser rapidement les deux aînées mais échoue lamentablement avec Kate, la dernière qui est également la plus brillante des trois. La raison : Il tombe amoureux d'elle…
The Manchurian Candidate, 2h3
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir
Themes Films about altered memories, Assassinat, Spy films, Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory
Roles Jocelyn Jordan
Rating78% 3.9495353.9495353.9495353.9495353.949535
During the Korean War, the Soviets capture a U.S. platoon and take them to Manchuria in Communist China. Some days later, all but two of the soldiers return to U.S. lines and Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw is credited with saving their lives in combat. Upon the recommendation of the platoon's commander, Captain Bennett Marco, Raymond is awarded the Medal of Honor for his reported heroism. When asked to describe him, Marco and the other soldiers automatically respond, "Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life." Deep down, however, they know that Shaw is a cold, sad, unsympathetic loner.
Portrait of a Mobster, 1h48
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Vic Morrow, Leslie Parrish, Peter Breck, Norman Alden, Robert McQueeney, Ken Lynch
Roles Iris Murphy
Rating66% 3.3274653.3274653.3274653.3274653.327465
Up-and-coming racketeer Dutch Schultz joins the Legs Diamond gang in Prohibition-era New York. A bootlegger named Murphy is murdered by Dutch, who falls for the dead man's daughter, Iris.
Li'l Abner
Li'l Abner (1959)
, 1h54
Directed by Melvin Frank
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Peter Palmer, Leslie Parrish, Julie Newmar, Stubby Kaye, Stella Stevens, Billie Hayes
Roles Daisy Mae
Rating66% 3.347453.347453.347453.347453.34745
It's a "typical day" in Dogpatch, U. S. A., a hillbilly town where Abner Yokum lives with his parents. Mammy Yokum insists on giving Abner his daily dose of "Yokumberry tonic," although he is grown. He has a crush on Daisy Mae Scragg (although he resists marrying her) and she on him; Abner's rival for her affections is the World's Dirtiest Rassler, Earthquake McGoon.
Missile to the Moon, 1h18
Directed by Richard E. Cunha
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Space opera, Sur la Lune, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Richard Travis, Cathy Downs, K. T. Stevens, Tommy Cook, Renate Hoy, Gary Clarke
Roles Zema
Rating39% 1.9672751.9672751.9672751.9672751.967275
Two escaped convicts, Gary (Tommy Cook) and Lon (Gary Clarke), are discovered hiding aboard a rocket by scientist Dirk Green (Michael Whalen), who then forces them to pilot the spaceship to the Moon. Dirk, who is secretly a Moon man, wants to return home.
Tank Battalion, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Leslie Parrish, Frank Gorshin, Robert Paget, BarBara Luna, Baynes Barron, Don Devlin
Roles Lt. Alice Brent
Rating41% 2.0545552.0545552.0545552.0545552.054555
During various battles behind enemy lines during the Korean war, four soldiers reminisce about their past romantic adventures. One of them is currently involved with an Army nurse. When their tank breaks down against a cliff, one of the men risks life and limb to sneak out and retrieve the new gear box needed to fix things. It is a dangerous, exciting journey, but will he succeed?