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But she was versatile: One of the best examples of her Joan leslie relationships dating charm was as Mary, singing and dancing wife of the vaudevillian George M Cohan Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy Taught and encouraged by their mother, Joan and her two older sisters, Betty and Mary, learned to play musical instruments at an early age.

When their father lost his job during the depression, the three sisters, billed as the Three Brodels, became vaudeville performers to help support the family, while still at school. Part of the act had nine-year-old Joan impersonating such stars as Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Durante. Inan MGM talent scout spotted Joan in the sister act, and she was given a six-month contract with the studio. But all they offered her was a tiny uncredited part in Camillestarring Greta Garbo. Back in New York, Joan Joan leslie relationships dating on radio and as a model, until she rejoined her sister Mary, who had been offered a contract at Universal Studios.

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Several small parts followed in minor films until both her luck and name changed. Bogart, in the role that transformed his career — he had previously played mostly one-dimensional villains — is an ex-con planning a heist who, attracted by the purity he sees in the girl, pays for corrective surgery to cure her limp, only to be rejected when he proposes to her. Leslie handles this bitter twist with remarkable skill. She appeared in five further films in the same year, including The Wagons Roll at Night, where Bogart, as a circus owner, seems a little too keen to protect his kid sister Leslie from other men, and Sergeant York, in which, putting on a hillbilly accent, she played the Joan leslie relationships dating of the eponymous first world war soldier hero Cooper.

She appeared as herself in Hollywood Canteena glamorised version of the actual club where second world war servicemen could meet and dance with film stars. When Warner Bros refused to give her better material — typecasting was an essential part of the star system — she took the studio to court and managed to get released from her contract. As a freelance, Leslie found more interesting roles, although still, with rare exceptions, the personification of goodness.

In Born to Be Badshe is the born-to-be-good victim of Joan Fontainewho schemes to take her fiance away from her, and in the title role of The Woman They Almost LynchedLeslie, as a genteel saloon owner, is at odds with a bandit Audrey Totter. Nevertheless, in the final showdown between the two women, Leslie proves herself quick on the trigger. It was her final film, although Joan leslie relationships dating continued to make guest appearances in TV series until After retiring from the big screen, she designed a line of clothes with her own brand.

InLeslie married William Caldwell, an obstetrician, with whom Joan leslie relationships dating had twin daughters, Ellen and Patrice. Caldwell died in Musicals Drama films Comedy films Westerns obituaries. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

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