Leslie Caron
actress
Leslie Caron
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.
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'An American in Paris' star Leslie Caron visits Broadway
Yahoo News - about 1 year
NEW YORK (AP) — Leslie Caron carries a souvenir of making the classic 1951 film "An American in Paris" with her every day.
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Leslie Caron to star in 'Six Dance Lessons' at Laguna Playhouse
LATimes - over 3 years
Leslie Caron has danced with some of Hollywood's greatest performers, including Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. It's been years since the French film legend has danced on the big screen, but Caron, who starred in "An American in Paris" and "Gigi," will take to the dance floor again this fall in a production of "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" at the Laguna Playhouse.
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George Heymont: Class Acts
Huffington Post - over 3 years
For me, watching a film or a live theatrical performance is a bit like making love. I'm often in the dark, unsure of the next move. Whether or not my hopes and expectations will match reality remains to be seen. One old saying warns that "You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a Prince." Another cautions to "Just sit back and enjoy it." Famous words of advice. But what if the action is keeping you on the edge of your seat? What if your foot is tapping in rhythm to the music? What if the performances you're witnessing on stage and screen are more satisfying than usual? When you find yourself in the care of a skilled creative team that knows what it's doing, it's like the magical moment when you discover that you've locked lips with someone who knows the fine art of kissing. Years of experience and practice have brought about a refinement of craft which can make the moment seem intoxicating, yet precise. Knowing, yet spontaneous. Deliciously orchestrated. Such m ...
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Leslie Caron: Dancing From WWII Paris To Hollywood
NPR - about 4 years
In 1951, Leslie Caron arrived in California a malnourished and anemic ballerina. After spending the war in occupied Paris, Tinseltown was a revelation, and she soon took it by storm, appearing with the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in more than 40 films. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Local Film Give & Take Takes off in Western New York
Buffalo Rising - over 4 years
By Suzanne Jaszcz: Lights, camera, action!  Movie magic is about to take place this fall in Buffalo as the local film "Give & Take" starts production.  The screenplay by local actress and entrepreneur Gail Golden (founder of Dramatic Solutions and Wondermakers) is inspired by her real life experiences working as an actress in Buffalo and beyond.  The film is a coming of age story that takes place in the wacky, wonderful and sometimes dysfunctional world of the theatre.  Gail first wrote the screenplay seven years ago and was recently inspired to take it off the shelf and make into a full length feature film.  The film is being directed by local film maker Scott Andrew Kurchak of Arlington Place Pictures and is being produced in conjunction with Dramatic Solutions and NDstudios.  Matthew Nardone of NDstudios is the director of photography.   The film follows Ellie a young enthusiastic actress who struggles to communicate and fit in with the theatre community of a ne ...
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Appreciating Ernest Borgnine: From the Packers to Pancakes
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
It is the only piece of celebrity memorabilia I display. It is an old-school, type-written letter, held up on my refrigerator by magnets of Elizabeth Taylor from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on one side and Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron from An American in Paris on the other. It is dated April 25, 2011. "Dear Ben," it begins inauspiciously. More...
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Penelope Andrew: TCM Fest 2012:Liza Minnelli, Kim Novak, Robert Wagner, Debbie Reynolds Walk Red Carpet
Popeater - almost 5 years
The Fountainhead with Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper Photo: Courtesy of TCM Liza Minnelli, Kim Novak, Robert Wagner, Tippi Hedren and Debbie Reynolds in person. Black Narcissus, Vertigo, Cabaret, and The Fountainhead projected on gigantic screens at Grauman's Chinese and Egyptian Theatres. Could any classic film fan wish for more? You could. And, at this year's annual TCM Classic Film Festival, which takes place from April 12th through the 15th, you'd get more: Kirk Douglas, Stanley Donen, Angie Dickenson, Norman Lloyd, Rhonda Fleming, and Norman Jewison appearing at special events and screenings of Two for the Road, Chinatown, Casablanca, The Longest Day, and The Thomas Crown Affair. But before going on about this year's festival, a look back is essential. Chinatown's Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson Photo: Courtesy of TCM TCM 2010 & 2011 TCM's 2010 festival featured an opening night restoration of George Cukor's A Star Is Born (1954) starring Judy Garland ...
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What a Swell Party: A Cole Porter Salon - San Francisco Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
... Charles Strouse (Composer – Annie, Bye Bye Birdie), Rebecca Luker (Three Time Tony Nominee – Show Boat, Mary Poppins, Sound of Music), Andrea McArdle (the original Annie), Leslie Caron (MGM Star of Gigi, An American in Paris) and many more
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As the Spirit Moves Me: My birthday offers a time for reflection - Post-Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
... pianist Alfred Brendel, two baseball players: Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, three actors: James Dean, James Earl Jones and Larry Hagman (JR) from “Dallas” TV fame, two lovely actresses: Leslie Caron and Anita Eckberg, TV host Regis Philbin,
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Classic Film and Wine Under the Stars - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The musical Gigi is a classic film where a high-society playboy (Louis Jourdan) and young courtesan in training (Leslie Caron) meet and eventually fall for each other. It won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1959
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Courtney Love appears at last night's New York premiere of “Our Idiot Brother” - Hollywoodnews.com
Google News - over 5 years
When he was introduced to the legendary Leslie Caron, Coogan almost bowed. But later, when he crossed paths with Courtney, he simply growled under his breath and made a hasty exit. The two have a not so happy past, something to do with lawsuits
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Those were the days, clear and simple - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
He falls for a beautiful 18-year-old dancer (Leslie Caron) who has been rescued by her lover from the Nazis during World War II. Apart from a 17-minute central ballet -- the kind that gave more than one Hollywood musical a touch of artistic pretension
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Locarno Leopard is 'Back To Stay' - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
Also making appearances on the Piazza Grande were Leslie Caron, adding star wattage to the fest's Vincente Minnelli retrospective, as well as Gerard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert, Magali Noel and Claudia Cardinale. Locarno's industry side, under the
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Locarno Film Festival Draws to a Close - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
The Minnelli retrospective turned out to be one of the festival's most talked about events, starting with the appearance of Leslie Caron – who starred opposite Gene Kelly in An American in Paris -- and finishing with Friday's Piazza Grande screening of
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Watching aliens on Europe's biggest screen - Bangkok Post
Google News - over 5 years
As one of the closing films, the Piazza Grande will tempt the audience to find their rhythm with the screening of Vincente Minelli's 1951 classic An American in Paris, starring Gene Kelly and that nimble dancer Leslie Caron (who was a guest of honour
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Locarno film festival welcomes Goodbye First Love - The Guardian (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Last night, actor Leslie Caron was on the Piazza to introduce a Vincente Minnelli retrospective featuring 33 of his films. Also in town will be Claudia Cardinale, Gérard Depardieu, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Bruno Ganz, Abel Ferrara, Kabir Bedi, Claude Goretta
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Barbara Eden in Person - NBC Los Angeles
Google News - over 5 years
In just the last year the Egyptian in Hollywood has hosted Kim Novak and Leslie Caron, great ladies in cinema both. It can make a fan a bit spoiled, in a way, as they await to see who will be next on the Q&A stage
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Yoplait's “Break Away” Song Has Rich Pedigree - Lez Get Real
Google News - over 5 years
The musical was in turn based on an MGM musical film called Lili, which starred Leslie Caron. The reason I remembered it was because Carnival was the first Broadway show I ever saw, in 1961. It was also the first Broadway appearance of the late Jerry
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leslie Caron
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 84
    in 2016 Caron appeared in episode three of the ITV television series The Durrells as a Countess.
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    Veteran documentarian Larry Weinstein's Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star will premiere in Toronto on June 28, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Caron is best known for the musical films An American in Paris (1951), Lili (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Gigi (1958), and for the nonmusical films Fanny (1961), The L-Shaped Room (1962), and Father Goose (1964). She received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. In 2006, her performance in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit won her an Emmy for guest actress in a drama series. She is fluent in French, English, and Italian. She is one of the few dancers or actresses who have danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev. Caron was born in Boulogne-sur-Seine, Seine (now Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine), the daughter of Margaret (née Petit), a Franco American dancer on Broadway, and Claude Caron, a French chemist, pharmacist, perfumer and boutique owner. While her older brother Aimery Caron became a chemist like their father, Caron was prepared for a performing career from childhood by their mother.
  • 2010
    Age 78
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 77
    On 8 December 2009, Caron received the 2,394th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 75
    In 2007, her guest appearance on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit earned her a 2007 Primetime Emmy Award.
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  • 2003
    Age 71
    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 62
    Caron was also romantically linked to Dutch television actor Robert Wolders from 1994 to 1995.
    More Details Hide Details From June 1993 until September 2009, Caron owned and operated the hotel and restaurant Auberge La Lucarne aux Chouettes (The Owls' Nest), located in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, located about south of Paris. In her autobiography, Thank Heaven, she states that she became an American citizen—evidently based on her mother having been born in the United States—in time to vote for Barack Obama for president. Articles by Leslie Caron Articles by Leslie Caron
  • FIFTIES
  • 1989
    Age 57
    In 1989, she was a member of the jury at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Caron has continued to act, appearing in the film Chocolat (2000). During the 1980s, she appeared in several episodes of the soap opera Falcon Crest as Nicole Sauguet. She is one of the few actresses from the classic era of MGM musicals who are still active in film—a group that includes Debbie Reynolds, Dean Stockwell, Rita Moreno, Margaret O'Brien, and June Lockhart. Her other recent credits include Funny Bones (1995) with Jerry Lewis and Oliver Platt; The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (2000) with Judi Dench and Cleo Laine; and Le Divorce (2003), directed by James Ivory, with Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1969
    Age 37
    In 1969, Caron married Michael Laughlin, best known as producer of the film Two-Lane Blacktop; they divorced in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details Her son-in-law is Glenn Wilhide, the producer and screenwriter.
  • 1967
    Age 35
    In 1967, she was a member of the jury of the 5th Moscow International Film Festival.
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  • 1965
    Age 33
    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."
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1956
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Caron had an affair with Warren Beatty (1961).
  • 1953
    Age 21
    In 1953, Caron was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her starring role in Lili.
    More Details Hide Details For her performance in the British drama The L-Shaped Room (1962), she won the BAFTA (Best British Actress) and Golden Globe awards, and was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. In the 1960s and thereafter, Caron worked in European films, as well. Her later film assignments included Father Goose (1964), with Cary Grant; Ken Russell's Valentino (1977), in the role of silent-screen legend Alla Nazimova; and Louis Malle's Damage (1992). Sometime in 1970, Caron was one of the many actresses considered for the lead role of Eglantine Price in Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks, losing the role to British actress Angela Lansbury.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1951
    Age 19
    In September 1951, Caron married American George Hormel III, a grandson of the founder of Hormel (a meat-packing company). They divorced in 1954.
    More Details Hide Details Her second husband was British theatre director Peter Hall.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born in 1931.
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