Leslie Caron

Born Jul 1, 1931

Leslie Claire Margaret Caron is a French film actress and dancer, who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. Caron is best known for the musical films An American in Paris (1951), Lili (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Gigi (1958), and for the non-musical films Fanny (1961), The L-Shaped Room (1962), and Father Goose (1964). She received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.… Read More

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  • 'an American In Paris' Star Leslie Caron Visits Broadway
    Yahoo News - Jan 17, 2016
  • Leslie Caron To Star In 'six Dance Lessons' At Laguna Playhouse
    LATimes - May 28, 2013
  • George Heymont: Class Acts
    Huffington Post - May 25, 2013
  • Leslie Caron: Dancing From Wwii Paris To Hollywood
    NPR - Nov 29, 2012


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1931 Birth Born in 1931.


1951 20 Years Old In September 1951, Caron married American George Hormel III, a grandson of the founder of Hormel (a meat-packing company). They divorced in 1954. … Read More
1953 22 Years Old In 1953, Caron was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her starring role in Lili. … Read More
1956 25 Years Old They married in 1956 and had two children: Christopher John Hall (TV producer) in 1957 and Jennifer Caron Hall, a writer, painter, and actress, in 1958. … Read More


1965 34 Years Old When Hall and she divorced in 1965, Beatty was named as a co-respondent and was ordered by the London court to pay "the costs of the case."
1967 36 Years Old In 1967, she was a member of the jury of the 5th Moscow International Film Festival.
1969 38 Years Old In 1969, Caron married Michael Laughlin, best known as producer of the film Two-Lane Blacktop; they divorced in 1980. … Read More


1989 58 Years Old In 1989, she was a member of the jury at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival. … Read More


1994 63 Years Old Caron was also romantically linked to Dutch television actor Robert Wolders from 1994 to 1995. … Read More
2003 72 Years Old On 30 June 2003, Caron traveled to San Francisco to appear as the special guest star in The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner: I Remember It Well, a retrospective concert staged by San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon Company.
2007 76 Years Old In 2007, her guest appearance on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit earned her a 2007 Primetime Emmy Award.
2009 78 Years Old 1 More Event
On 27 April 2009, Caron traveled to New York as an honored guest at a tribute to Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe at the Paley Center for Media.
2010 79 Years Old In February 2010, she played Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, which also featured Greta Scacchi and Lambert Wilson.
2016 85 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Veteran documentarian Larry Weinstein's Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star will premiere in Toronto on June 28, 2016. … Read More
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