Bethel Leslie

Actor, Screenwriter
Bethel Leslie was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1946, she appeared with Fredric March in "Year Ago." In 1950, she co-starred with Helen Hayes in "The Wisteria Trees," an Americanization of ... Read more »
Born: 08/03/1929 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Anne Tyler's Saint Maybe 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Message in A Bottle 1999 (Movie)

Marta Land (Actor)

Uninvited 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Feds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

In Cold Blood 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Kansas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Long Day's Journey Into Night 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Ironweed 1987 (Movie)

Librarian (Actor)

The Doctors 1962 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Love of Life 1951 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Old Boyfriends 1979 (Movie)

Mrs Vantil (Actor)

The Gift of Love 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Molly Maguires 1970 (Movie)

Mrs Kehoe (Actor)

The Richard Boone Show 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

A Rage to Live 1964 (Movie)

Amy Hollister (Actor)

Alcoa Premiere 1961 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lloyd Bridges Show 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Captain Newman, M.D. 1962 (Movie)

Helene Winston (Actor)

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Studio One 1948 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rabbit Trap 1958 (Movie)

Abby Colt (Actor)

The Nash Airflyte Theater 1950 - 1951 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Cook's Garden (TV Show)

Actor

Terror on Track 9 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Survivors (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (5)

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Writer

A Christmas For Boomer 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Writer

Matt Helm 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Writer

Family (TV Show)

Writer

The Rookies (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Bethel Leslie was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1946, she appeared with Fredric March in "Year Ago." In 1950, she co-starred with Helen Hayes in "The Wisteria Trees," an Americanization of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard." In 1944, she made her acting debut on Broadway in "Snafu" at age 15. In 1948, she had a supporting role in "Goodbye, My Fancy," starring Sam Wannamaker. Leslie worked on a variety of projects during her early entertainment career, including "Captain Newman, M.D." with Gregory Peck (1963), "Love of Life" (CBS, 1951-1980) and "Playhouse 90" (CBS, 1956-1960). She also contributed to "Studio One" (CBS, 1948-1958), "The Nash Airflyte Theater" (CBS, 1950-51) and "The Rabbit Trap" (1959). She followed this recognition with roles in the Suzanne Pleshette dramatic adaptation "A Rage to Live" (1965), "The Molly Maguires" (1970) and "Dr. Cook's Garden" (ABC, 1970-71). She spent the seventies through the nineties tackling film roles in the Meryl Streep dramatic period piece "Ironweed" (1987) and "Message in A Bottle" (1999) with Kevin Costner. She also was featured in the TV movie "The Gift of Love" (ABC, 1978-79). Leslie last acted in the Kevin Isola crime drama "Uninvited" (1999). Leslie passed away in November 1999 at the age of 70.

Relationships

Leslie McCullough Jeffries

Daughter

Warren Leslie

Brother

EDUCATION

Brearly School

New York , New York

Milestones

1999

Final stage appearance in the Off-Broadway staging of "The Exact Center of the Universe"

1986

Starred opposite Jack Lemmon in revival of "Long Day's Journey Into Night," for which she earned a Tony nomination

1964

Feature film debut, "Captain Newman, M.D."

1955

Breakthrough stage role in "Inherit the Wind"

1950

Co-starred with Helen Hayes in "The Wisteria Trees," an Americanization of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard"

1948

Had a supporting role in "Goodbye, My Fancy," starring Sam Wannamaker

1946

Appeared with Fredric March in "Year Ago"

1943

Made her acting debut on Broadway in "Snafu" at age 15

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