Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Happy Birthday to Leslie Caron!

July 1st is a special day for those who love classic films. Not only are we celebrating the 99th birthday of the great Olivia de Havilland, it is also the 84th birthday of the wonderful Leslie Caron.

Leslie was born in France on this date in 1931. Her achievements include starring in two Best Pictures, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) and GIGI (1958).

Some stills to celebrate her birthday, starting with her film debut starring with Gene Kelly in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951):

LILI (1952):


DADDY LONG LEGS (1955), with Fred Astaire:

GIGI (1958):

FATHER GOOSE (1964), costarring Cary Grant:

Sending deep appreciation and happy birthday wishes to Leslie Caron!

Leslie Caron movies reviewed at Laura's Miscellaneous Musings: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951), THE MAN WITH A CLOAK (1951), DADDY LONG LEGS (1955), and GUNS OF DARKNESS (1962).

2016 Update: Here is a review of THE GLASS SLIPPER (1955), as well as a GLASS SLIPPER Photo Gallery.

2018 Update: A review of FATHER GOOSE (1964).

Previously: 2013 and 2009 birthday posts.


Blogger Blake Lucas said...

Saw her in the play "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" in Laguna Beach last year--very affecting two character drama and she was ideally cast, not just for the character but because the role required dancing and she plainly is still is a dancer and did that part of it really well. A joy to see her. Yes, she's wonderful in her classic movies--as with you and others here, they've always been a part of my life.

2:28 PM  
Blogger mel said...

As lucky Blake put it, she's always been a part of my life... well, at least from age 11 when I first saw An American In Paris.

What I wouldn't give to be able to see her in the flesh!

10:02 PM  
Blogger Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Happy Birthday also to Leslie Caron! What a fun posting... thank you for bringing her movies to my remembrance.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you all for joining me in remembering Leslie on her birthday!

Blake, I envy you seeing her in that play in Laguna -- it had been on my list of things to possibly do but it wasn't a good time of year for me to get down there. Love hearing your impressions. I'm glad I at least got to speak with her at the Egyptian Theatre a couple of years ago. :)

I have a yen to watch FATHER GOOSE soon!

Best wishes,

9:46 AM  
Blogger mel said...

She's 89 today!

5:07 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Lovely, Mel!! Thank you for stopping by and celebrating the marvelous Leslie Caron. :)

Here's to many more happy birthdays for her!

Best wishes,

2:42 PM  

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