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Jennifer Lea

Jennifer Lea was born in 1934 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She is an actress, known for The Hostage (1967), The Tall Stranger (1957) and The Search for the Evil One (1967). See full bio »

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Known For

The Hostage
The Hostage Carol Cleaves
The Tall Stranger
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Ann Lansing / Rita O'Day


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 1967-1968 Family Affair (TV Series)
Drama Teacher / Mrs. Mayfield
- The New Cissy (1968) ... Drama Teacher
- The Prize (1967) ... Mrs. Mayfield
 1967 The Hostage
Carol Cleaves (as Jenifer Lea)
 1967 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
- Elly Comes Out (1967) ... Secretary
 1965-1966 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Mary / Marion
- The Awkward Age (1966) ... Mary (as Jenifer Lea)
- The First Marriage (1965) ... Marion (as Jenifer Lea)
 1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Beth Marakian
- The Twins (1960) ... Beth Marakian (as Jenifer Lea)
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Marge Crandell
- Smoke Screen (1960) ... Marge Crandell
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
- Glory (1960) ... Glory
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Helen - the Fiancee
- Tankers in Space (1960) ... Helen - the Fiancee
 1959 The Deputy (TV Series)
Ann Benson
- The Next Bullet (1959) ... Ann Benson
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Louise Porter
- Tar and Feathers (1959) ... Louise Porter
 1959 Wichita Town (TV Series)
- Man on the Hill (1959) ... Marianne
 1959 Dragnet (TV Series)
- The Big Byron (1959)
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Ellen Rath
- The Deserter (1958) ... Ellen Rath (as Jenifer Lea)
 1958 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Carol Sears
- Bentley & Peter's Teacher (1958) ... Carol Sears (as Jenifer Lea)
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Nurse Meg Andrews
- The William Vaughan Story (1958) ... Nurse Meg Andrews
 1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Louise Martin
- The Martin Poster (1958) ... Louise Martin (as Jenifer Lea)
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Anne Marie Hansel
- Muggy Night on Times Square: File #39 (1958) ... Anne Marie Hansel (as Jenifer Lea)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Liz Brayden
- The Woman from Paris (1958) ... Liz Brayden (as Jenifer Lea)
 1957-1958 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series)
Rita O'Day / Ann Lansing
- Escape to the North (1958) ... Rita O'Day
- Battle at Bradley's (1957) ... Ann Lansing
 1957 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Sara Tobin
- The Fashion Showdown (1957) ... Sara Tobin
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Nancy Judson
- Last Request (1957) ... Nancy Judson (as Jenifer Lea)
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Love Came Late (1957)
 1957 The Tall Stranger
Mary (as Jenifer Lea)
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Bitter Parting (1957)
 1957 Jeanne Eagels
Young Ingenue (uncredited)
 1957 The Oklahoman
Girl (uncredited)
 1956 Hot Shots
Man on Intercom (voice, uncredited)

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Was chosen to play "Laura Petrie" in the pilot for what became The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), but was replaced by Barbara Britton, who in-turn was replaced by Mary Tyler Moore, when the series finally aired.

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