Originally posted on August 3, 2020 @ 6:04 am
Her Broadway debut was in “Li’l Abner”, where she played Apassionata Von Climax. She shared her dressing room with another actress making her Broadway debut in the same play–Julie Newmar.
Originally posted on August 3, 2020 @ 6:01 am
After appearing in a half-dozen films in Italy, it was rumoured that, in 1947, film tycoon Howard Hughes had her flown to Hollywood; however, this did not result in her staying in America, and she returned to Italy (her Hollywood breakout movie would not come until six years later in the John Huston film Beat the Devil (1953)).
Originally posted on August 2, 2020 @ 7:13 pm
Although her image was generally associated that of the the squeaky-clean, conservative 1950s housewife and mother, she won her Oscar for From Here to Eternity (1953) for playing a prostitute.
Originally posted on August 2, 2020 @ 2:21 pm
Parrish co-starred/guest-starred in numerous films and television shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She first gained wide attention in her first starring role as Daisy Mae in the movie version of Li’l Abner (1959), where she changed her name from Marjorie Hellen to Leslie Parrish at the director’s request. She appeared in the film The Manchurian Candidate (1962), playing Laurence Harvey’s on-screen wife, Jocelyn Jordan. Other film credits include starring opposite Kirk Douglas in For Love or Money (1963) and Jerry Lewis in Three on a Couch (1966), among others.
Originally posted on August 2, 2020 @ 11:54 am