Edit
Joan Leslie Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trivia (4) | Personal Quotes (2)

Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 January 1925Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameJoan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Dr. William G. Caldwell (17 March 1950 - 5 April 2000) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Performed under her real name, debuting in Camille (1936), until adopting "Joan Leslie" for High Sierra (1941).
Her sister, Mary Brodel, had a short career in the 1940s, as did her other sister, Betty Brodel.
Mentioned in The Andrews Sisters' song "Corns for My Country": "We're not petite like Joan Leslie".
Has resumed her acting career since her daughters have grown up.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on making Man in the Saddle (1951)] Randolph Scott was a joy to work with, elegant, such a gentleman, and so devastatingly good looking. A charmer with beautiful eyes. I compare him to Gary Cooper, but Cooper had more versatility. Randy was so at ease on the set.
[on working with James Craig in Northwest Stampede (1948)] He was a pill . . . not easy to work with. He seemed to have a chip on his shoulder and it showed in everything he did.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page