R.I.P. Joan Leslie

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  1. FredV

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  2. Carl Swanson

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    RIP, Joan Leslie.

    As a TCM junkie, I see her name often.

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  3. FredV

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  4. JozefK

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    That pic is a bit too stern and formal for me

    When I think of Joan Leslie I think of the smiling girl-next-door, the wholesome pinup reminding WWII soldiers what was waiting for them back home.

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  5. Neil Anderson

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    Also great in High Sierra, Thank your Lucky Stars and The Sky's the Limit. Last one is Fred Astaire's most underrated movie, great bitter WWII black humor and a great drunken dance scene set to "Blues in the Night."
     
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  9. Planbee

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    My favorite movie of hers is Woman They Almost Lynched, co-starring Audrey Totter and recently released on DVD & Blu-ray by Olive Films. Rest in peace, Ms. Leslie.
     
  10. Maseman66

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    I remember her in Man In The Saddle, a western with Randolph Scott. RIP.
     
  11. Holy Diver

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    Sad news. Lovely lady and great talent. RIP.
     
  12. progrocker71

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    One of my favorites. I fell in love with her when I saw Hollywood Canteen for the first time and then actively went looking for every other film I could find. Lovely woman, great personality, she really had that undefinable "star quality", she seemed to glow on the screen.
     
  13. shokhead

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    I sure wish TCM would grab some of tjese older actors before they arr gonr and let yom intervirw them.
     
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  15. Monosterio

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    I don't recall hearing of her before, but she was beautiful. RIP.
     
  16. socorro

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    I recently rewatched High Sierra. The interplay between her (as the young girl with a club foot, who blossoms socially after surgery) and Bogart (as the aging gangster who pays for the operation but sees her drift away) was something I had forgotten. It really makes the movie.
     
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