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Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron Leslie Caron was born on 1st July, 1931, and she is a French film actress and dancer.

Biography and Career

Leslie Claire Margaret Caron 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. She speaks French and English. She is one of the few dancers or actresses that can say they 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), France, the daughter of Margaret (née Petit), an A merican dancer, and Claude Caron, a French chemist. Caron was prepared for a performing career from childhood by her mother.

She also starred in the successful musicals Lili (1953), with Mel Ferrer; Daddy Long Legs (1955), with Fred Astaire, and Gigi (1958) with Louis Jourdan and Maurice Chevalier.

In 1953, Caron was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her starring role in Lili. In 1963, she was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the British drama The L-Shaped Room.

In the 1960's and thereafter, Caron worked in European films as well. Caron once said of herself: "I'm not a ballerina. I'm a hoofer."

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).

On December 8, 2009, Caron received the 2,394th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In February 2010, she will play the role of Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, which also will feature Greta Scacchi and Lambert Wilson.

Why do we like Leslie Caron?

We like Leslie Caron for her role in 'Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night'

Why is Leslie Caron famous?

Leslie Caron is famous for the musical films An American in Paris.

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An American in Paris
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The Man with a Cloak
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Glory Alley
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The Million Dollar Nickel
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The Story of Three Loves
Daddy Long Legs
The Glass Slipper
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The Man Who Understood Women
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The Subterraneans
Father Goose
A Very Special Favor
Leslie Caron Filmography

Leslie Caron Videos
Daddy Long Legs - Leslie Caron - Hong Kong Cafe


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Date Added: 31 August '10

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