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Bethel Leslie (1929–1999)


The daughter of a well-to-do attorney and a socialite, Bethel Leslie was born on August 3, 1929, in New York City. Ms. Leslie was a 15-year-old student at the Brearley School on the Upper East Side when she was discovered by the legendary producer George Abbott, for the Broadway play "Snafu" in 1944. She quickly became a theatre mainstay with such ... See full bio »

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 1999 Uninvited
Mrs. Wentworth
 1999 Message in a Bottle
Marta Land
 1998 Saint Maybe (TV Movie)
Mrs. Dulcimer
 1996 In Cold Blood (TV Movie)
Bess Hartmann
 1995 Kansas (TV Movie)
Mabel 'Nana' Farley
 1992 Terror on Track 9 (TV Movie)
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Woman on Street
- A Place to Stay (1987) ... Woman on Street
 1979 Insight (TV Series)
Karen
- A Slight Change in Plans (1979) ... Karen
 1979 Old Boyfriends
Mrs. Van Til
 1978 The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
Agnes
 1978 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Mrs. Lawrence
- Pilot (1978) ... Mrs. Lawrence
 1977 Visions (TV Series)
Mary
- Iowa (1977) ... Mary
 1975 The Last Survivors (TV Movie)
Inez Haynes
 1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Rita Coblenz
- The Passion of Chen Yi (1974) ... Rita Coblenz
 1974 The New Perry Mason (TV Series)
Elinor Furley
- The Case of the Tortured Titan (1974) ... Elinor Furley
 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Martha Crane
- Etude for a Kidnapper (1974) ... Martha Crane
 1970-1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Lois Graham / Beverly Miller
- Search in the Dark (1973) ... Lois Graham
- Once Upon a Saturday (1970) ... Beverly Miller
 1971 Dr. Cook's Garden (TV Movie)
Essie Bullitt
 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Celia / Miss Haggblad
- Tarot (1970) ... Celia
- The White Birch (1968) ... Miss Haggblad
 1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Anita Hamilton
- This Day's Child (1970) ... Anita Hamilton
 1970 The Molly Maguires
Mrs. Kehoe
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Claudia Conner (1991)
 1963-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mrs. Cloud / Catherine Cantrell / Lydia Turner
- A Woman of Stone (1969) ... Mrs. Cloud / Catherine Cantrell
- The Money Cage (1963) ... Lydia Turner
 1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Mrs. Annie Simmons
- No Bugles, No Drums (1969) ... Mrs. Annie Simmons
 1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Melanie Nolan
- The Night of the Sabatini Death (1969) ... Melanie Nolan
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Ethel Crawford (1994)
 1967-1968 The Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Maggie Powers / Maggie / (Dr.) Maggie (Powers #2)
- Episode #1.1374 (1968) ... Dr. Maggie Powers (credit only)
- Episode #1.1373 (1968) ... Dr. Maggie Powers (credit only)
- Episode #1.1372 (1968) ... Dr. Maggie Powers
- Episode #1.1371 (1968) ... Dr. Maggie Powers
- Episode #1.1370 (1968) ... Dr. Maggie Powers (credit only)
 1966 The Loner (TV Series)
Ellen Jameson
- Mantrap (1966) ... Ellen Jameson
 1965 A Rage to Live
Amy Hollister
 1964-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Clarissa / Jean Rice
- March from Camp Tyler (1965) ... Clarissa
- A Case of Armed Robbery (1964) ... Jean Rice
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Emily Yager
- The Merry-Go-Round Mender (1965) ... Emily Yager
 1960-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mary Lee McIntosh / Helen Martin / Greta Halstadt
- The Miss Mary Lee McIntosh Story (1965) ... Mary Lee McIntosh
- The Janet Hale Story (1961) ... Helen Martin
- The Joshua Gilliam Story (1960) ... Greta Halstadt
 1965 The Ambassadors (TV Movie)
Maria Gostrey
 1962-1964 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Elsa Poe / Rose Ellen
- Innocence (1964) ... Elsa Poe
- The Summons (1962) ... Rose Ellen
 1964 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Zerelda Fluellen
- The Family Fluellen (1964) ... Zerelda Fluellen
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Mrs. Hobbs (1989) / Irma Murcer (1996)
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Marcie King
- Storm Center (1964) ... Marcie King
 1964 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Liz McKenzie
- A Pattern of Sundays (1964) ... Liz McKenzie
 1963-1964 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series)
Maggie Clements / Jean Barden / Margareta Crespi / ...
- A Need of Valor (1964)
- The Arena: Part 2 (1964) ... Maggie Clements
- The Arena: Part 1 (1964) ... Maggie Clements
- Run, Pony, Run (1964) ... Jean Barden
 1963 Captain Newman, M.D.
Mrs. Helene Winston
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
 1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Kim Sing and Jin Ho
- The Lady of the Fifth Moon (1963) ... Kim Sing and Jin Ho
 1961-1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Laura Saunders / Dr. Jean Howard
- I'll Be Alright in the Morning (1963) ... Dr. Laura Saunders
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Amy Langan
- Spectre of the Rose Street Gang (1962) ... Amy Langan
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
Charlotte Robbins
- The Tall Shadow (1962) ... Charlotte Robbins
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Donna Mae Apple
- My Child Is Yet a Stranger (1962) ... Donna Mae Apple
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Ellen
- Goodbye Children (1962) ... Ellen
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Julie Wakeman
- The Rules of the Game (1962) ... Julie Wakeman
 1961-1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Cynthia Jordan / Bess Sironde
- Referendum on Murder (1962) ... Cynthia Jordan
- Phantom Lover (1961) ... Bess Sironde
 1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Frances Olney
- Inside Track (1962) ... Frances Olney
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ann Grant
- The Jackknife (1962) ... Ann Grant
 1960-1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Lori Barton / Jo
- City of Wheels (1962) ... Lori Barton
- Layout at Glen Canyon (1960) ... Jo
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Martha Hastings
- The Long Count (1962) ... Martha Hastings
 1961 Straightaway (TV Series)
Jeanne
- The Stranger (1961) ... Jeanne
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Jessica Price
- Style of Living (1961) ... Jessica Price
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Ruth / Marie
- The Woman Who Never Was (1961) ... Ruth / Marie
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Millie Carno
- Depths of Fear (1961) ... Millie Carno
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Flo
- Afternoon of a Cowboy (1961) ... Flo
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Barbara Lyons / Carol Legrange
- Nightmare in the Sun (1961) ... Barbara Lyons
- Man Eater (1961) ... Carol Legrange
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Teresa 'Tess' Miller
- Stopover (1961) ... Teresa 'Tess' Miller
 1960-1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Ann Merriweather / Gale Hattering
- The Merriweather File (1961) ... Ann Merriweather
- Child's Play (1960) ... Gale Hattering
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series)
Kate Martin
- The Dragon Cup (1960) ... Kate Martin
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mabel
- The Man with Two Faces (1960) ... Mabel
 1959-1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Juliet / Cathy Norris
- Trunk Full of Dreams (1960) ... Juliet
- The Faithless (1959) ... Cathy Norris
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Mary Kelly
- The Unwanted (1960) ... Mary Kelly
 1959-1960 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Harriet Morrow / Faith
- Running Scared (1960) ... Harriet Morrow
- The Limping Man (1959) ... Faith
 1959-1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Mrs. Menzies / Sheila Downey
- The Lady in Yellow (1960) ... Mrs. Menzies
- A Matter of Conscience (1959) ... Sheila Downey
 1959-1960 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Eleanor Beck / Nina Robinson
- Early Warning (1960) ... Eleanor Beck
- Odds Against Survival (1959) ... Nina Robinson
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- A Woman's Rights (1960)
 1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Shirley Parker
- Plain, Unmarked Envelope (1960) ... Shirley Parker
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Dale Ogden
- The Bat (1960) ... Dale Ogden
 1958-1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Sylvia Sutton / Evelyn Girard / Janet Morris
- The Case of the Wayward Wife (1960) ... Sylvia Sutton
- The Case of the Purple Woman (1958) ... Evelyn Girard
- The Case of the Fugitive Nurse (1958) ... Janet Morris
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Anne Royce
- The Way Home (1960) ... Anne Royce
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Kate Heinie
- Ring of Death (1960) ... Kate Heinie
- King of Death (1960)
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Miss Tripp
- The Silver Whistle (1959) ... Miss Tripp
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Mildred Conrad
- Wanted: Dead (1959) ... Mildred Conrad
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Betty Barrett
- The Riddle (1959) ... Betty Barrett
 1959 The Rabbit Trap
Abby Colt
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Julie Bofert
- Reunion (1959) ... Julie Bofert
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Marcy James
- False Witness (1959) ... Marcy James
 1959 December Bride (TV Series)
Nancy Lee Fairburn
- The Scotch Show (1959) ... Nancy Lee Fairburn
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Carole Easter
- Secret Ballot (1959) ... Carole Easter
 1959 Mackenzie's Raiders (TV Series)
Lucinda Cabot
- The Lucinda Cabot Affair (1959) ... Lucinda Cabot
 1959 Pony Express (TV Series)
Marie Darcy
- Message from New Orleans (1959) ... Marie Darcy
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Janet Kilmer
- The Thirty-Ninth Star (1958) ... Janet Kilmer
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Jessica Colby
- Shooting for the Moon (1958) ... Jessica Colby
 1957-1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Jen Bradley
- Take Five (1958) ... Jen Bradley
- Secret Darkness (1957)
 1958 Suspicion (TV Series)
Marguerite
- A Touch of Evil (1958) ... Marguerite
 1954-1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Marian Metcalf / Martha
- Presence of the Enemy (1958) ... Marian Metcalf
- The Hero (1954) ... Martha
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Doris Holt
- Blue Indigo (1958) ... Doris Holt
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Dorothy Ferris
- The Ruth Ferris Story (1957) ... Dorothy Ferris
 1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Pieta
- Payment in Kind (1957) ... Pieta
 1957 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Freemantle
- Four Homes for Danny (1957) ... Miss Freemantle
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Joan (1996)
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Live a Little (1954)
 1953 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
- Smilin' Through (1953)
 1953 Medallion Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
 1950-1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Romantic Age (1950)
 1952 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Olivia / Elizabeth Rimplegar
- Night Must Fall (1952) ... Olivia
- Three Cornered Moon (1952) ... Elizabeth Rimplegar
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Out There (TV Series)
- Susceptibility (1951)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Ellie Crown (1956)
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
 1950 Nash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Susan Haggett
- The Late Christopher Bean (1950) ... Susan Haggett
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 The Girls (TV Series)
Cornelia Otis Skinner (Jan-Feb)
 1949 Theatre of Romance (TV Series)
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Was nominated for Broadway's 1986 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night." See more »

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