Leah Ayres (born Leah Simpson on May 28, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland) was Valerie Bryson on the daytime serial, The Edge of Night, in the early 1980s. She also played Marcia Brady in the six episode drama series The Bradys, one of the many spin offs to the Brady Bunch. It was produced in 1989 and premiered on February 6, 1990.
Leah Ayres is also known as Leah Kalish and is now Program Director for Yoga Ed.™ in Los Angeles. She is also the co-creator of the Yoga Kit for Kids and Games for Life, a book of games and visualizations for children. She also wrote and stars in Living Arts/Gaiam’s Yoga Fitness for Kids videos.
Leah Ayres was also cast in Bloodsport alongside with Jean Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, and Bolo Yeung.
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Bloodsport is a 1988 martial arts film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Although it enjoyed little box office success, it is considered a cult classic by many martial arts film enthusiasts for showcasing a considerable variety of international fighting styles, ranging from Kung Fu to Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai, among many others.
Allegedly based on real-life events which took place between 1975 and 1980-1981, Bloodsport tells the story of an American man named Frank W. Dux (Jean Claude Van Damme), who was trained from his youth in the ways of Ninjutsu by a Japanese master of the art, Senzo Tanaka (Roy Chiao). Primarily to honor his mentor out of gratitude and respect for having been allowed the training in place of Senzo Tanaka's deceased and only son, Dux leaves for Hong Kong to participate in the Kumite -- an illegal and underground, freestyle, single-elimination and occasionally deadly full-contact martial arts tournament to which the world's best martial artists are clandestinely...,
The Burning is a 1981 slasher film directed by Tony Maylam, with music by Rick Wakeman. It tells the story of a cruel, alcoholic caretaker at a summer camp (nicknamed Cropsy, after the huge garden shears he carries) who falls victim to a particularly nasty prank which leaves him horribly burned and disfigured. Following his release from hospital, he returns to his old stomping ground and begins a murder spree. The movie was produced by the then new company Miramax Films run by Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob Weinstein. Harvey wrote and produced while Bob co-wrote the screenplay. With a budget of $1,500,000, they set out to capitalize on the booming slasher film craze that was soon to fizzle out. They also hired makeup effects maestro Tom Savini who turned down a job for Friday the 13th Part 2 to do The Burning. The movie didn't fair well with the MPAA. They demanded several scenes cut to receive an R rating; one of these scenes being the notorious raft massacre scene. The movie...,
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