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Leigh Snowden (I) (1929–1982)

The Tennessee-born Snowden (real name: Martha Lee Estes) was a movie actress and model who first made a splash on the Jack Benny TV show, sashaying across the stage at the San Diego Naval base. Twenty thousand sailors gave the curvy sweater-clad starlet a standing ovation that made headlines in "Variety", and every talent scout in Hollywood was on... See full bio »

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All That Heaven Allows
All That Heaven Allows Jo-Ann Grisby
(1955)
The Creature Walks Among Us
(1956)
Kiss Me Deadly
Kiss Me Deadly Cheesecake
(1955)
Hot Rod Rumble
Hot Rod Rumble Terri Warren
(1957)

Filmography

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 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Susie
- One Lucky Break (1961) ... Susie
 1961 The Comancheros
Ada Belle (uncredited)
 1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Elaine Baker
- Where There's a Will (1960) ... Elaine Baker
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Candy
- Three to Make Ready (1960) ... Candy
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Helen
- Vengeful Knife (1959) ... Helen
 1955-1959 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Chorus Girl / Cynthia / Doris
- The King vs. The Chorus Girl (1959) ... Chorus Girl
- Bob Gives Up Girls (1955) ... Cynthia
- Hiring a Receptionist (1955) ... Doris
 1958 This Is Alice (TV Series)
Betty Lou
- Dandy Donovan (1958) ... Betty Lou
- Big Louie Comes Though (1958) ... Betty Lou
 1957 Hot Rod Rumble
Terri Warren
 1956 Riddles in Rhythm (Short)
Leigh
 1956 I've Lived Before
Lois Gordon
 1956 Outside the Law
Maria Craven
 1956 The Creature Walks Among Us
Marcia Barton
 1955 The Rawhide Years
Miss Vanilla Bissell
 1955 The Square Jungle
Lorraine Evans
 1955 All That Heaven Allows
Jo-Ann Grisby
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Haney Benson / Diane Baxter
- Appointment for Love (1955) ... Haney Benson
- It Grows on Trees (1955) ... Diane Baxter
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Nurse Appleby
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly
Cheesecake
 1955 The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series)
Mona Sanders
- Star Struck (1955) ... Mona Sanders
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Beautiful Girl
- The Life of Jack Benny (1954) ... Beautiful Girl (uncredited)
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I knew I was no Katherine Cornell, so I just chose my studio like I'd choose a college. I figured I had lots to learn and U-I was the best teacher. -- LS, in a 1956 interview with James Bacon. See more »

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Born in Memphis, her father was an employee for the government and died when Leigh was 3. He reportedly slipped off a Mississippi River barge on Christmas Eve and drowned. His body was never found. Leigh and her mother Catherine moved to nearly Covington after his tragic death. See more »

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