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Leslie Caron

Leslie Claire Margaret Caron (born 1 July 1931) is a French-American actress, dancer and writer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, two BAFTA Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards. Caron started her career as a ballerina. She made her film debut in the musical An American in Paris (1951), followed by roles in The Man with a Cloak (1951), Glory Alley (1952) and The Story of Three Loves (1953), before receving critical acclaim for her role as an orphan in Lili (also 1953), which earned her the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and garnered nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. As a leading lady, Caron went on to star in films such as The Glass Slipper, Daddy Long Legs (both 1955), Gigi (1958), Fanny (1961), both of which earned her Golden Globe nominations, Guns of Darkness (1962), The L-Shaped Room (both 1962), Father Goose (1964) and A Very Special Favor (1965). For her role of a single pregnant woman in The L-Shaped Room, Caron, in addition to receiving a second Academy Award nomination, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and a second BAFTA Award. Caron's other roles include Is Paris Burning? (1966), That's Entertainment! (1974), The Man Who Loved Women, Valentino (both 1977), Damage (1992), Funny Bones (1995), Chocolat (2000) and Le Divorce (2003). In 2007, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance of a child molestation victim in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Description above from the Wikipedia article Leslie Caron, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 1, 1931 In Boulogne-Billancourt, Seine
Movie/TV Credits:
78
First Appeared:
In the movie An American in Paris 1951-09-26
Latest Project:
Movie A Christmas Carol 2020-12-04
Known For
Poster of Damage
Poster of Master of the Game
Poster of Gigi
Poster of An American in Paris
Filmography
Movie A Christmas Carol (voice) 2020-12-04
Movie The Perfect Age Marguerite 2017-04-22
Movie Quand Jean devint Renoir 2017-04-30
Movie Love, Cecil Unknown 2017-12-01
Series The Durrells Countess Mavrodaki 2016-04-03
Movie Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star Herself 2016-06-28
Movie Warren Beatty - Mister Hollywood 2015-12-06
Movie Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Fanny (archive footage) 2010-05-05
Movie Thank Heaven! The Making of 'Gigi' Herself 2008-09-16
Movie 'S Wonderful: Creating An American in Paris 2008-09-16
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Herself 2008-10-14
Movie Le Divorce Suzanne de Persand 2003-08-08
Movie From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff Herself 2002-08-25
Movie Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer Herself 2002-09-24
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Miss Alvaeado 2001-04-22
Movie The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Madeleine 2000-08-26
Movie Chocolat Madame Audel 2000-03-02
Movie Passion's Way 1999-07-25
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie The Ring Madame de Saint Marne 1996-10-20
Series The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century Czarina Aleksandra Romanov (voice) 1996-11-10
Movie Funny Bones Katie Parker 1995-09-20
Movie Let It Be Me Marguerite 1995-11-17
Movie Normandy: The Great Crusade Mary-Louise Osmont (voice) 1994-01-01
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Damage Elizabeth Prideaux 1992-12-02
Movie Courage Mountain Jane Hilary 1990-02-14
Movie Warriors and Prisoners 1990-09-05
Movie Lenin: The Train Nedeshda Krupskaja 1990-04-30
Movie The Man Who Lived at the Ritz Coco Chanel 1989-06-23
Series Lenin... The Train Nadia 1988-11-30
Movie Reel Horror Nicole (archive footage) 1985-01-01
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly Self 1985-05-07
Series Master of the Game Solange Dunas 1984-02-19
Movie Dangerous Moves Henia Liebskind 1984-04-15
Movie Imperative Mother 1982-04-01
Movie The Unapproachable 1982-08-01
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04
Movie All Stars Lucille Berger 1980-01-16
Movie The Contract Penelope 1980-11-17
Movie Goldengirl Dr. Sammy Lee 1979-10-06
Series Tales of the Unexpected Nathalie Vareille 1979-03-24
Movie Nicole Nicole 1978-09-10
Movie The Man Who Loved Women Véra 1977-04-27
Movie Valentino Alla Nazimova 1977-09-07
Movie Surreal Estate Céleste 1976-11-17
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie James Dean: The First American Teenager Herself 1975-09-30
Series QB VII Angela Kelno 1974-04-29
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Movie Carola Carola 1973-02-06
Movie Chandler Katherine Creighton 1971-12-01
Movie Madron Sister Mary 1970-12-01
Movie The Head Of The Family Paola 1967-09-13
Movie Promise Her Anything Michele O'Brien 1966-02-22
Movie Is Paris Burning? Françoise Labé 1966-10-26
Movie A Very Special Favor Dr. Lauren Boullard 1965-08-02
Movie Father Goose Catherine Freneau 1964-12-10
Movie Guns of Darkness Claire Jordan 1962-08-17
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie 3 Fables of Love Annie (segment "Les deux pigeons") 1962-12-21
Movie The L-Shaped Room Jane Fosset 1962-11-20
Movie Fanny Fanny 1961-06-28
Movie Austerlitz Elisabeth Le Michaud d'Arçon, baronne de Vaudey 1960-06-17
Movie The Subterraneans Mardou Fox 1960-06-23
Movie The Man Who Understood Women Ann Garantier 1959-10-02
Movie The Doctor's Dilemma Mrs. Dubedat 1958-12-17
Movie Gigi Gigi 1958-04-15
Movie Gaby Gaby 1956-05-09
Movie The Glass Slipper Ella 1955-01-01
Movie Daddy Long Legs Julie Andre 1955-05-05
Movie The Story of Three Loves Mademoiselle 1953-03-26
Movie Lili Lili Daurier 1953-03-10
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie The Million Dollar Nickel Herself 1952-01-01
Movie Glory Alley Angela Evans 1952-06-06
Movie An American in Paris Lise Bouvier 1951-09-26
Movie The Man with a Cloak Madeline Minot 1951-11-27