Joan Leslie (1925–2015)

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She was born of Irish ancestry as Joan Agnes Theresa Brodel, the daughter of an accountant and a pianist. She was educated at Catholic schools in Toronto, Montreal and Detroit. There were three sisters, her older siblings being Mary and Betty. Together, they made up a successful vaudeville act, the Brodel Sisters. Trained in singing, dancing and ... See full bio »

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Rhapsody in Blue Julie Adams
The Sky's the Limit Joan Manion
Cinderella Jones Judy Jones


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 1991 Fire in the Dark (TV Movie)
 1989 Turn Back the Clock (TV Movie)
Party Guest
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lillian Appletree
- Mr. Penroy's Vacation (1988) ... Lillian Appletree
 1986 Charley Hannah (TV Movie)
Sandy Hannah
 1983 Shadow of Sam Penny (TV Movie)
 1983 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Toni Meyers
- Shadow of Sam Penny (1983) ... Toni Meyers
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Lily Beaumont
- My Favorite Magician (1979) ... Lily Beaumont
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Catherine Calhoun
- The Jade Trap (1978) ... Catherine Calhoun
 1976 The Keegans (TV Movie)
Mary Keegan
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Mary Devereux
- Headhunter (1975) ... Mary Devereux
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Emily Cooper
- Leap Upon Mountains.... (1965) ... Emily Cooper
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Sarah Owens
- The Day of the Hanging (1959) ... Sarah Owens
 1958 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- Conflict (1956)
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
- Smoke Jumpers (1956) ... Peg
 1956 The Revolt of Mamie Stover
Annalee Johnson
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Jane Merlin
- Vacation with Pay (1955) ... Jane Merlin
 1954 Hell's Outpost
Sarah Moffit
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Marie Pasquin / Susan Farrington
- Girl in Flight (1954) ... Marie Pasquin
- Wonderful Day for a Wedding (1954) ... Susan Farrington
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Vanessa Cook
- Pick of the Litter (1954) ... Vanessa Cook
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Garnet Hale
 1953 Flight Nurse
Lt. Polly Davis
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
- Dream Job (1953) ... Secretary
 1953 Summer Theatre (TV Series)
Ada Jordan
- Dream Job (1953) ... Ada Jordan
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
Sally Maris
 1952 Toughest Man in Arizona
Mary Kimber
 1952 Hellgate
Ellen Hanley
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1951-1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Imposter (1952)
- Black Savannah (1951) ... Ilse
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
- Flowers for John (1951)
 1951 Man in the Saddle
Laurie Bidwell Isham
 1951 Family Theatre (TV Series)
Claudia Procles
 1950 Born to Be Bad
 1950 The Skipper Surprised His Wife
Daphne Lattimer
 1948 Northwest Stampede
Chris Johnson
 1947 Repeat Performance
Sheila Page
 1946 Two Guys from Milwaukee
Connie Reed
 1946 Janie Gets Married
Janie Conway
 1946 Cinderella Jones
Judy Jones
 1945 Too Young to Know
Sally Sawyer
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Julie Adams
 1945 Where Do We Go from Here?
Sally Smith / Prudence / Katrina
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Joan Leslie
 1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Pat Dixon
 1943 This Is the Army
Eileen Dibble
 1943/I The Sky's the Limit
Joan Manion
 1943 The Hard Way
Katherine 'Katie' Blaine
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
 1942 The Male Animal
Patricia Stanley
 1941 Sergeant York
Gracie Williams
 1941 Thieves Fall Out
Mary Matthews
 1941 The Wagons Roll at Night
Mary Coster
 1941 The Great Mr. Nobody
Mary Clover
 1941 High Sierra
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
Jones' Sister (as Joan Brodel) (uncredited)
 1940 Military Academy
Marjorie Blake (as Joan Brodel)
 1940 Susan and God
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1940 Star Dust
College Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Alice in Movieland (Short)
Alice Purdee (as Joan Brodel)
 1940 Young as You Feel
Girl (as Joan Brodel)
 1940 High School
Patsy (uncredited)
 1940 Laddie
Shelley Stanton (as Joan Brodel)
 1939 Two Thoroughbreds
Wendy Conway (as Joan Brodel)
 1939 Winter Carnival
Betsy Phillips (as Joan Brodel)
 1939 Love Affair
Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
 1939 Nancy Drew... Reporter
Mayme (uncredited)
 1938 Men with Wings
Patricia Falconer at Age 11 (uncredited)
 1936 Camille
Marie Jeanette (uncredited)
 1936 Signing Off (Short)
Joan Brodel- Member of the Brodel Sisters (as Joan Brodel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for a drama series to be called "Shadow of Sam Penny". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 13 Articles | 24 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joan Brodel


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Gary Cooper gave me a doll on the set [of Sergeant York (1941)]. That's how he saw me. See more »


She has appeared in two films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Sergeant York (1941) and Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). See more »

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