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Joan Leslie

Joan Leslie was an American actress Born Joan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel, she was performing at the age of three, as part of a Vaudeville act with her two sisters. She began her Hollywood acting career while still a teenager, performing under her real name in several movies, beginning with her debut in Camille (1936).

She got her first major role in High Sierra (1941) with Humphrey Bogart, playing a crippled girl under her new billing as Joan Leslie. She starred in Sergeant York and The Wagons Roll at Night in the same year. She later played as James Cagney's wife in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), and starred in The Sky's the Limit (1943) with Fred Astaire, still only eighteen years old.

She starred in many more movies until 1950, when she married Dr. William Caldwell. Her last movie role was in The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1957), and she eventually retired from acting altogether to look after her identical twin daughters Patrice and Ellen. She has starred in several television commercials since then, and also made guest appearances in the TV shows Murder, She Wrote and Charlie's Angels.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Joan Leslie Facts

Birth NameJoan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel
BirthdayJanuary 26, 1925 (99)
BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Joan Leslie compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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