Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron, French-American actress, dancer, and writer.

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Leslie Claire Margaret Caron (French: [lɛsli kaʁɔ̃]; born 1 July 1931) is a French-American actress, dancer, and writer. She is the recipient of 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 receiving critical acclaim for her role of 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 (1955), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Gigi (1958), Fanny (1961), both of which earned her Golden Globe nominations, Guns of Darkness (1962), The L-Shaped Room (1962), Father Goose (1964), and A Very Special Favor (1965).
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