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Joan Leslie

Joan Leslie was born in Detroit and began acting as a child performer. She was never able to escape the good girl role in her early work. She married Dr. William Caldwell in 1950. She quit her acting career to raise her identical twin daughters Patrice and Ellen. Both daughters are now Doctors teaching at universities.

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Jan 26, 1925 In Detroit, Michigan, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Camille 1936-12-26
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008-10-14
Known For
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Poster of Northwest Stampede
Poster of Rhapsody in Blue
Poster of The Sky's the Limit
Movie Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film Herself - Interviewee 2008-01-01
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Herself 2008-10-14
Movie James Cagney: Top of the World Herself 1992-07-05
Movie Fire in the Dark Ruthie 1991-07-01
Series Shades of L.A. 1990-10-10
Movie Turn Back the Clock Party Guest 1989-11-20
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Movie The Revolt of Mamie Stover Annalee Johnson 1956-05-11
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie Jubilee Trail Garnet Hale 1954-05-15
Movie Flight Nurse Lt. Polly Davis 1953-11-15
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Woman They Almost Lynched Sally Maris 1953-03-20
Movie Hellgate Ellen Hanley 1952-09-04
Movie Toughest Man in Arizona Mary Kimber 1952-10-10
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Man in the Saddle Laurie Bidwell Isham 1951-12-02
Movie Born to Be Bad Donna Foster 1950-09-28
Movie The Skipper Surprised His Wife Daphne Lattimer 1950-06-29
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Northwest Stampede Chris Johnson 1948-07-28
Movie Repeat Performance Sheila Page 1947-05-22
Movie So You Want to Be in Pictures Herself--Signing Autographs (uncredited) 1947-06-07
Movie Janie Gets Married Janie Conway 1946-06-22
Movie Cinderella Jones Judy Jones 1946-03-09
Movie Two Guys from Milwaukee Connie Reed 1946-07-26
Movie Rhapsody in Blue Julie Adams 1945-06-27
Movie Where Do We Go from Here? Sally Smith / Prudence / Katrina 1945-05-23
Movie Too Young to Know Sally Sawyer 1945-12-01
Movie Hollywood Canteen Herself 1944-12-15
Movie I Am an American Herself (uncredited) 1944-12-23
Movie The Voice That Thrilled the World Herself (segment 'Yankee Doodle Dandy') (archive footage) 1943-01-01
Movie The Hard Way 'Katie' Chernen 1943-01-13
Movie This Is the Army Eileen Dibble 1943-08-14
Movie Thank Your Lucky Stars Pat Dixon 1943-09-25
Movie The Sky's the Limit Joan Manion 1943-07-13
Movie The Male Animal Patricia Stanley 1942-03-12
Movie Yankee Doodle Dandy Mary 1942-05-29
Movie The Wagons Roll at Night Mary Coster 1941-04-25
Movie High Sierra Velma 1941-01-23
Movie The Great Mr. Nobody Mary Clover 1941-02-15
Movie Thieves Fall Out Mary Matthews 1941-05-03
Movie Sergeant York Gracie Williams 1941-07-02
Movie Nine Lives Are Not Enough Receptionist 1941-09-20
Movie Young as You Feel Girl (as Joan Brodel) 1940-02-16
Movie Laddie Shelley Stanton 1940-01-18
Movie Alice in Movieland Alice Purdee (as Joan Brodel) 1940-03-03
Movie High School Patsy 1940-01-26
Movie Star Dust College Girl (uncredited) 1940-04-06
Movie Foreign Correspondent Jones' Sister (uncredited) 1940-08-16
Movie Susan and God Party Guest (uncredited) 1940-06-07
Movie Nancy Drew... Reporter Mayme, Journalism Student (uncredited) 1939-02-18
Movie Love Affair Autograph Seeker (uncredited) 1939-04-07
Movie Winter Carnival Betsy Phillips 1939-07-28
Movie Two Thoroughbreds Wendy Conway (as Joan Brodel) 1939-12-08
Movie Men with Wings Young Patricia Falconer 1938-07-16
Movie Camille Marie Jeanette (uncredited) 1936-12-26