Lesley Ann Warren
American singer-actress
Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley Ann Warren is an American actress and singer. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Emmy Awards and five times for Golden Globe, winning one. She is known for her roles in films such as The Happiest Millionaire, Victor Victoria, Clue, Burglar, Cop, Color of Night and Secretary. She has also had roles in popular TV shows such as Mission: Impossible, Desperate Housewives, Crossing Jordan, Will & Grace, and In Plain Sight.
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Aisle View: The John and Jess Show
Huffington Post - over 1 year
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey. Photo: David Andrako In the wake of the smash hit 1978 revue Ain't Misbehavin', one of the strongest ideas for a successor was to build a show around the songs of Johnny Mercer. Mercer, a fancifully sprightly lyricist from Savannah, Georgia, rarely wrote his own music; one of his many talents, though, was as a tune picker. That is, he would sit patiently beside one of his many composer-collaborators while they were noodling around on the keyboard and suddenly pounce. "Wait... Play that one again." His words caught the public fancy -- such phrases as "my huckleberry friend," "one for my baby and one more for the road," "hooray for Hollywood," and the immortal "my mamma done tol' me" are prime Mercer. The obstacle to a Mercer revue, though, was that the rights were closely held by '40s band-singer Margaret Whiting. (Her father Richard -- Mercer's composer on "Hooray for Hollywood" and "Too Marvelous for Words" -- died of a heart attack at 46 ...
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How Modern Cinderella Adaptations Have Given The Tale's Outdated Feminism A Makeover
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Even with Egyptian and European roots, Cinderella is one of American culture's most famous folktales. Decades after Mary Pickford portrayed the hapless scullery maid in 1914's silent film and Disney popularized the story in 1950's celebrated singalong, the latest adaptation topped the box office last weekend, collecting a fancy $70.1 million across North America. But in the years since "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" became a rite of passage for 4-year-olds everywhere, stories based on the Cinderella archetype have had to determine whether to redraft the fairytale for an increasingly feminist audience. The new movie, "Cinderella," written by Chris Weitz ("About a Boy," "The Golden Compass") and directed by Kenneth Branagh ("Hamlet," "Thor"), borrows a note that certain other adaptations have played: the prince (Richard Madden, aka Robb Stark on "Game of Thrones") first encounters Cinderella (Lily James, aka Rose on "Downton Abbey") in everyday garb before the ball has even been announced. “She ...
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Mark Brennan Rosenberg: 20 Movies That Would Make Awesome Musicals
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The current trend on Broadway that doesn't seem to be going away is turning popular movies into musicals. All four Best Musical Tony nominees this year were, at one point, popular movies. I know what you're thinking and yes, Bring It On was really a turned into a musical. That really happened and wasn't a joke. I've decided that it's time that I cash in on this latest craze. The following are 20 amazing movies that would make equally brilliant musicals. 1. Zero Dark Thirty As Maya's obsession to find Osama bin Laden reaches a boiling point, she falls into a deep sleep that turns into a nightmare when 20 tap dancing Osama's haunt her in an epic act one finale that will have audiences buzzing into intermission. 2. Mannequin Not only would this provide Kim Cattrall with a vehicle to bring her back to the stage but it could also potentially reunite Jefferson Starship to provide music and lyrics leading up to the show's final number "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now." If the ...
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Lorraine Devon Wilke: The Other Lincoln Movie: Indie Feature Saving Lincoln Premieres on Lincoln's Birthday
Huffington Post - about 4 years
As we approach the Oscars with their coveted acknowledgement of the best in film, all bets are on Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln to win the lion's share of top prizes. But as that big budget feature makes the rounds as top contender with both audiences and critics, another film based on our 16th president, Saving Lincoln, has been nurtured into life by a team of filmmakers who approached it with a unique vision and a desire to create a kind of film no one had ever seen before. It is now set to premiere in Los Angeles on February 12th... yes, the day of Lincoln's birthday. As a film lover and observer of many an artistic process, I found the technical and creative mission statement of this independent feature particularly intriguing. Given that my brother, Tom Amandes, was ultimately cast in the lead role, I was able to get just a bit of an inside look at the "little Lincoln" that was coming together simultaneous to the "big" one. The angle here isn't ...
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Broadway's Cinderella On Becoming A Princess
Huffington Post - about 4 years
It’s easy to see why Laura Osnes was plucked to star in Broadway’s forthcoming “Cinderella,” given that her own story seems to parallel that of a fairy tale heroine. In the five years since she beat out six other contestants for the coveted role of Sandy in a “Grease” revival on the 2007 reality series “Grease: You’re the One that I Want,” Osnes has truly leapt to the top of Broadway’s totem pole. The 27-year-old Minnesota native has managed to parlay that reality fame into acclaimed turns in recent productions of “South Pacific” and “Anything Goes,” and was seen as a high point in 2011’s otherwise underrated “Bonnie & Clyde,” for which she received a Tony Award nomination. But just before she steps into those iconic glass slippers in the first-ever Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in January, Osnes has a few more surprises in store. On Nov. 27, she’ll kick off a six-performance stint at New York’s 54 Below, where she’ll focus on music p ...
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Target smashed for play area
Bakewell Today - over 4 years
A community is celebrating after smashing its £26,000 target to buy new play equipment for a recreation ground. The Gorsey Bank Residents’ Association has been working for the past five years to transform the recreation area in Gorsey Bank. As part of the first phase of the transformation, they managed to raise around £55,000 to buy new equipment to cater for youngsters aged between eight and 13 years old. After raising a further £26,000, the association is now able to press on with the second phase of the project with the help of Derbyshire Dales District Council, which will see the installation of equipment suitable for younger children. Wirksworth town councillor Andy Pollock, who is on the residents’ association committee, said: “Five years ago kids hardly used the recreation ground, there was nothing to attract them and it wasn’t the sort of place you wanted to have in your community. Now it’s fantastic.” Cllr Pollock said he hoped the new equipment, which will include swing ...
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Liz Smith: Sing Out, Hillary! .. 'Desperate Housewives' Reboot? Maybe.
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"I'M NOT gonna give advice to Romney. But a presidential candidate has a great responsibility to America to pick someone who is well fitted to the role. I think John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin is the single most irresponsible act of government I can remember." So said LBJ biographer Robert Caro to Time magazine when asked: "What advice would you give to Mitt Romney in looking for a running mate?" Huh! Angry Democrats and delighted Republicans might suggest...Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who, some think, will never dig himself out of the hole he blasted last Sunday on "Meet the Press." DIDJA KNOW that on the Saturday night of the recent epic NATO heads of nations get together in Chicago, our wonderful Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, went to a baseball game because she wasn't busy, for a change. The Chicago Cubs and White Socks were playing their annual cross-town series. Hillary is a self-proclaimed Cubs fan. The Secretary sat in the box of Cubs chairman ...
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The Worst Environmental Pollutant: Antibiotics?
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Waste from people, pets, pigs and even seagulls may be playing a significant role in the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a number of new studies warn. Widespread fear of diminishing returns for modern medicine is becoming amplified, scientists say, by the discovery of soils and waterways polluted with both traces of antibiotics and bacteria encoded with antibiotic-resistant genes, the information that tells a microbe how to evade drugs designed to kill it. And even if that fortified microbe isn't capable of causing illness in humans itself, scientists add, its DNA could find its way into the more malignant microbes in the environment. "Antibiotic resistance is likely the biggest public health challenge that we'll be facing this century," said Amy Pruden, an expert on antibiotic resistance at Virginia Tech University. "We're in a state of complacency right now. We count on antibiotics working for us, ...
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‘In Plain Sight’ farewell features cast-hosted Miso Sideshow
Lost Remote - almost 5 years
The original USA series “In Plain Sight” bids farewell tonight (Friday 10/9p) after five seasons, and USA has partnered with Miso to create a unique second-screen experience around the final episode. Using Miso’s publishing tool, USA has created a Sideshow hosted by the stars of the show, who will say their goodbyes and share behind-the-scenes accounts of the show in both text quotes and video clips. Fans will have the opportunity to share their farewells, too. This is the first second-screen experience we’ve seen customized for a series’ final episode, and the first Sideshow hosted by the talent themselves. In Plain Sight stars Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Lesley Ann Warren, Paul Ben Victor, Rachel Boston and Tangie Ambrose will all make appearances in the app.
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Syncrude, McMaster partner in research project University to get $2M to study ... - Edmonton Journal
Google News - over 5 years
The project team, led by Lesley Warren, a professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster, was recruited by Syncrude. The firm will invest more than $1.14-million over the three-year research project, with an additional $1.05-million
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Bridgnorth hospital surgery unit prepares to reopen - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
The nurse in charge, Sister Lesley Warren, said a wide range of surgery would be performed at the new unit, under local anaesthetic. Any operations requiring general anaesthetic will be completed at the Royal Shrewsbury or Telford's Princess Royal
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Williams, Warren win Spring Trail 5.3 miler - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Google News - almost 6 years
Bennett Williams and Lesley Warren ran to easy victories in the Spring Trail Run at Frances Slocum State Park on Sunday. Runners take off from the starting line of the Wyoming Striders 20th Annual Spring Trail Run at Frances Slocum State Park Sunday
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lesley Ann Warren
    FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 53
    She married Ronald Taft in 2000.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 47
    In 1994, Warren had a major supporting role in the erotic thriller Color of Night, in which she played a nymphomaniac; the film was poorly received, and she was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress.
    More Details Hide Details However, it was successful on the home video market. Warren had recurring roles on Will & Grace as Will Truman's father's mistress and on Desperate Housewives as Susan Mayer's mother. Other television roles have included Lily Lebowski's mother on Crossing Jordan and Kip Stedman's mother in Less than Perfect. Warren played the role of Mary Shannon's mother in the USA Network original television series In Plain Sight.
  • 1989
    Age 42
    In 1989, she appeared in the Aerosmith video "Janie's Got a Gun", wherein she played Janie's mother.
    More Details Hide Details She was also featured in a video for the Eagles' "Life in the Fast Lane".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 35
    For her portrayal of dim-witted gangster's moll Norma Cassidy in the 1982 musical-comedy Victor Victoria, Warren was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
    More Details Hide Details Warren is also a five-time Golden Globe nominee and won for the 1977 miniseries Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue. She was Emmy-nominated for the TV movie Family of Spies (1991). In 1975, Warren played a mental patient opposite Peter Falk and George Hamilton in the Columbo episode A Deadly State of Mind. Warren played Princess Jeanetta in the Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre episode The Dancing Princesses, an adaptation of the fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses. She starred as one of the prime murder suspects, Miss Scarlet, in the comedy film version of the popular board game Clue (1985). In 1986, Lesley was prominently featured in Bob Seger's popular music video for his hit song "American Storm."
  • 1981
    Age 34
    In 1981, she starred with Ken Wahl, George Peppard, and Donald Pleasence in Race for the Yankee Zephyr, a New Zealand suspense-action-thriller film directed by David Hemmings.
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  • 1978
    Age 31
    Warren went on to screen-test for the role of Lois Lane in the 1978 Superman film, a role that was ultimately won by Margot Kidder (footage of Warren's screen test has been included as a supplementary feature on VHS and DVD releases of the film).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 28
    Warren also played Lois Lane in the 1975 TV special It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name.
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  • 1970
    Age 23
    She later played the part of Dana Lambert, the leading female on the Mission: Impossible team, during the 1970–71 television season.
    More Details Hide Details According to The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier by Patrick White, she was considered too inexperienced for the part and left after only one year. Despite her departure, throughout the 1970s Warren became a leading lady of TV movies, TV series, and TV miniseries. She appeared as a guest star in the third season of The Muppet Show and made an occasional feature film.
  • 1967
    Age 20
    Warren married producer Jon Peters in 1967. They divorced in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details They have one son, Christopher Peters, born 1968; he was an actor, now producer.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 18
    Having failed to obtain the role of Liesl in the film version of The Sound of Music, Warren's first major television success was in the title role of Rodgers and Hammerstein's television special Cinderella in 1965.
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    She won the Theatre World Award for her performance in the 1965 flop musical Drat!
    More Details Hide Details The Cat! In 1973, she portrayed Scarlett O'Hara in the Los Angeles production of the musical Scarlett; however, the play was poorly reviewed and did not continue to Broadway as planned.
  • 1963
    Age 16
    Her Broadway debut came in 1963 in the musical 110 in the Shade.
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    Warren made her Broadway debut in 1963, and her film debut in The Happiest Millionaire in 1967.
    More Details Hide Details Her other film appearances include Clue (1985), Burglar (1987), Cop (1988), Color of Night (1994), and Secretary (2002). She has also appeared in numerous television shows, including Mission: Impossible, Desperate Housewives, Will & Grace, and In Plain Sight. Warren was born in New York City, the daughter of Margot (née Verblow), a singer, and William Warren, a real estate agent. Her family was Russian Jewish, on both sides, and her father's original surname was "Warrenoff". The Warren began her career as a ballet dancer, training at the School of American Ballet. She entered the Actors Studio at the age of 17—reputedly the youngest applicant ever to be accepted.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on August 16, 1946.
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