Leslie Parrish
American actress
Leslie Parrish
Leslie Parrish is an American actress. She worked under her birth name, Marjorie Hellen, until she changed it in 1959.
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Woman burned in fire at home - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
Leslie Parrish of 716 W. Fourth St., was transported to the hospital by paramedics. She was treated for burns to her hands and feet. According to Fire Chief Art Tripp, firemen were summoned to the scene at about 6:29 pm after grease ignited on the
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Romance Novels Not To Blame For Bad Relationships (VIDEO) - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
The four authors are Deanna Raybourn, Nora Roberts, Leslie Parrish, and Meg Cabot. Deciding to identify one of them and then missing Ms. Roberts underscores a major problem many writers have when dealing with the romance genre: lack of respect
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Soccer All-Stars split matches - Gulf Coast Newspapers
Google News - over 5 years
North keepers Leslie Parrish of Madison Academy and Kacey Paul of Sparkman each had three saves. Morgan Harlan also had two saves and Byard had three for the South. The North, coached by Samantha Corker of Gadsden City and Marvin Chou of Randolph,
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All-Stars notebook: Rain forces soccer teams inside for practice - al.com
Google News - over 5 years
Also suiting up for the team are midfielder Samantha Manzo and defender Jamie Leeds of Bob Jones, defenders Mallory Schmidt and Mallory Papich of Decatur, midfielder Jessica Hill and goalkeeper Leslie Parrish of Madison Academy, defender Sydney Keller
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CBC's switch to digital TV transmission will leave some viewers without access - Globe and Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Leslie Parrish is a self-employed contractor in Moores Mills, NB, and, after a day spent painting houses or landscaping gardens, she likes to tune into the CBC for the local news and Coronation Street. Her budget doesn't run to a satellite subscription
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The Manchurian Candidate - JustPressPlay
Google News - almost 6 years
Meanwhile, Shaw seems to be able to assume something of a normal life, reconnecting with old flame Jocelyn (Leslie Parrish), the daughter of noted left-wing senator Thomas Jordan (John McGiver). But Shaw's mother (Angela Lansbury) is married to
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Lady Trisha @ Chalet 69 - ParmaDaily.it
Google News - almost 6 years
Successivamente collabora con un altra etichetta discografica con il nome di LESLIE PARRISH dove riscosse successo questa volta in Giappone con il suo tour.Insomma una stakanovista camaleontica,fino a incontrare nel suo cammino la professione di
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EDITORIAL; Bleeding Holders of Debit Cards Dry
NYTimes - over 7 years
Last month, some major banks announced minor changes in their overdraft policies. They were hoping to head off new federal regulation of a business that is designed to ambush ordinary people and siphon off as much money as possible. We were unimpressed with those steps at the time, and a recent study by a nonpartisan research group confirms that
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - about 19 years
A scenery-steeped puzzle, a haunting western, a stage classic and a political thriller form an inviting cluster of vintage films on television this week. The dazzling hues of the French Riviera color Alfred Hitchcock's TO CATCH A THIEF (1955), as Cary Grant and Grace Kelly lead a polished cast in a sophisticated translation of David Dodge's novel.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leslie Parrish
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 63
    In 1999, Parrish created a 240-acre wildlife sanctuary on Orcas Island (in the San Juan Islands, Washington State) to save it from normal development techniques which include logging.
    More Details Hide Details She named it the "Spring Hill Wildlife Sanctuary". For seventeen years, she carefully developed the ridge-top property by creating nearly a dozen small, hidden home sites on 25% of the land while preserving the remainder in perpetuity within the San Juan Preservation Trust. While the property is now fully developed there are no breaks in the heavily-forested ridge line. The developed land is invisible from the island community and the forest is intact.
  • FORTIES
  • 1979
    Age 43
    In 1979, she and her then-husband, Richard Bach, built an experimental home in southwest Oregon using 100% solar power - no cooling or heating systems ― only solar power to prove it could be done.
    More Details Hide Details While living in Oregon, Parrish saw devastated forests managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and decided to protest a local timber sale. With two neighbors, she and Richard established an organization called "Threatened and Endangered: Little Applegate Valley" (TELAV). They worked for two years researching and writing a 600-page legal-and- scientifically-based protest of BLM’s logging of forests which would not regenerate, which was illegal. The BLM assistant state director eventually agreed, telling the Medford Mail Tribune that …“The sale involves enough improprieties in BLM rules and procedures that it can’t be legally awarded. In order to comply with our own procedures we had no choice but to withdraw the sale and reject all bids.” The TELAV protest document served as the basis for many future timber sale protests in the U.S. and Canada. TELAV continues to fight for the environment to this day and the Little Applegate Valley has never been logged.
  • 1977
    Age 41
    She married Richard Bach, the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, in 1977, whom she met during the making of the movie of the same name. She was a major element in two of his subsequent books—The Bridge Across Forever and One—which primarily focused on their relationship and Bach's concept of soulmates. They divorced in 1999.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1973
    Age 37
    In 1973, Tom Bradley became Los Angeles’ first black mayor.
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  • 1969
    Age 33
    In 1969, she began to create a television station that would devote itself to covering public events and provide in-depth analysis and discussions of important developments in the world.
    More Details Hide Details In 1974, KVST-TV (Viewer Sponsored Television, Channel 68, Los Angeles) went on the air as part of the PBS system of stations. Film notables, business people and local activists formed the board of directors and provided support for the unique station. After a difficult start, KVST was receiving positive reviews in Los Angeles and nationwide attention. However, by 1976, internal dissention on the board of directors lead to the demise of the station. The signal was turned off and KVST-TV was never heard from again. In 1979, C-SPAN went on the air. It mirrored many of KVST's objectives including the mobile bus to cover distant events live. It developed the concepts further, and is a major success today. Parrish’s concern for the environment dates back to the 1950s when Los Angeles’ severe smog, and the reason for it, worried her.
    In 1969, Parrish joined many in an effort to remove Los Angeles mayor Samuel William "Sam" Yorty from office.
    More Details Hide Details She supported and campaigned for a former police lieutenant named Tom Bradley who was then the city’s first black city councilman. Despite high polling numbers prior to the election, Bradley lost to Yorty giving rise to what was later known as “The Bradley Effect.” Next day, he decided to run again and over the next four years Parrish worked with him closely to help ensure victory in the next mayoral election.
    During this very active era in politics, Parrish worked in numerous political campaigns (presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial, congressional, mayoral) and with many different organizations producing public events and fund-raisers for them. Her last major production was the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (MOBE) held November 16, 1969 at San Francisco's Polo Grounds.
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  • 1968
    Age 32
    Parrish remained loyal to McCarthy and was elected a delegate to represent him in August at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
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    On April 4, 1968, Parrish and Leonard Nimoy, (who was a STOP! member and supporter of Eugene McCarthy), flew to San Francisco to open McCarthy’s new headquarters there.
    More Details Hide Details After they left, they learned that Dr. Martin Luther King had been assassinated. Nimoy and Parrish cried during the speeches they gave that evening. Only two months later on June 6, Bobby Kennedy, who had just won the California primary, was also assassinated. In August, during the Chicago Democratic Convention, McCarthy delegates, including Parrish, spent little time on the convention floor. The real work was outside the Hilton Hotel where violent clashes between spectators and police were being covered by live television and thousands of people chanted "The Whole World is Watching." Hubert Humphrey was nominated by the convention but lost the election to Richard Nixon. While still in Chicago, the peace movement began working toward the 1972 election, hoping to elect George McGovern. McGovern did win primaries and Parrish served as a delegate at the 1972 Democratic Convention in Miami, Florida. But McGovern lost to Richard Nixon.
  • 1967
    Age 31
    In October 1967, a private meeting was arranged between Parrish and Bobby Kennedy by mutual friend and well-known Kennedy photographer, Stanley Tretick.
    More Details Hide Details She begged Bobby to run for president telling him that huge, influential organizations opposed to the war in Vietnam were ready to support him if he ran. Kennedy refused again and again, saying he could not oppose Lyndon Johnson, a sitting president. On November 30, Eugene McCarthy, a brilliant yet little-known senator, declared he would run against the war and challenge Johnson. Parrish was elected chair of his speaker's bureau and utilized STOP! to develop support for McCarthy. On March 12, 1968, McCarthy almost defeated Johnson in the New Hampshire primary winning 42% of the vote. On March 16 (four days later) Bobby Kennedy announced that he would run for president. Two weeks later, on March 31, Johnson declared that he would not run again for president.
    On August 6, 1967 Parrish helped organize a protest march of 17,000 people on the "Miracle Mile" of Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details This march was thoroughly covered by the media and received national attention. She also created a popular bumper sticker: 'SUPPOSE THEY GAVE A WAR AND NO ONE CAME'. She and her friends distributed hundreds from their vehicles. Walter Cronkite reported that Bobby Kennedy had one in his plane. Someone later published the bumper sticker, changing the original wording to 'WHAT IF they gave a war and no one came' but to Parrish, the important thing was spreading that message.
    In 1967 she participated in a peace march in Century City (adjacent to Beverly Hills) where she and thousands of other protestors were attacked and beaten by police and the National Guard.
    More Details Hide Details The President of the United States was present at the Century Plaza Hotel and helicopters were flying overhead with machine guns pointed at the marchers, but no mention of this shocking event was made on television or newspapers. Parrish started to make speeches in the Los Angeles area, telling residents what the media did not report and speaking out against the war. Impressed with her speaking abilities several anti-war professors from UCLA asked her to organize more like-minded actors and actresses willing to speak out. Within two weeks she had created "STOP!" (Speakers and Talent Organized for Peace), an organization of two dozen members ready to engage the public. Within a very short time this organization grew to 125 speakers and many more as time went on.
    In 1967, she guest-starred on Star Trek in an episode entitled "Who Mourns For Adonais?
    More Details Hide Details ". She played Lt. Carolyn Palamas, the goddess love interest for the character Apollo, played by Michael Forest. The following year she played opposite Peter Breck in an episode of The Big Valley entitled "A Bounty on a Barkley". While acting provided financial stability, her main interest was in social causes including the anti-war and civil rights movements and, as far back as the mid 1950s, the environment. Over time, her interests in social movements and politics became her main work. She was a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War, a member of the 'Jeannette Rankin Brigade', a group of notable women who fought against the war and for civil rights.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1962
    Age 26
    In 1962 she appeared in the classic film The Manchurian Candidate, playing Laurence Harvey’s on screen wife, Jocelyn Jordan.
    More Details Hide Details Other film credits include starring opposite Kirk Douglas in For Love or Money (1963) and Jerry Lewis in Three on a Couch (1966), amongst others. Parrish amassed an extensive résumé of television credits. Parrish appeared in guest starring roles on episodes of The Wild Wild West, My Three Sons, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, Police Story and McCloud.
  • 1959
    Age 23
    She first gained wide attention in her first starring role as Daisy Mae in the 1959 movie version of Li'l Abner, where she changed her name from Marjorie Hellen to Leslie Parrish at the director's request.
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  • 1956
    Age 20
    In 1956, she was put under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
    More Details Hide Details Because acting allowed her to help her family financially, she remained in Hollywood and gave up her career in music. Parrish co-starred/guest-starred in numerous films and television shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1955
    Age 19
    Parrish married songwriter Ric Marlow in 1955; the couple divorced in 1961.
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  • 1954
    Age 18
    In April 1954, as a 19-year-old model with the Conover Agency in New York City, she was under contract to NBC-TV as "Miss Color TV" (she was used during broadcasts as a human test pattern to check accuracy of skin tones).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1935
    Born
    Born on March 18, 1935.
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