Leslie Parrish (b. March 13 1935, Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. She starred under her birth name, Marjorie Helen Parrish, until she changed it in 1959.
Parrish was once a promising piano student at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. She discovered that by modeling she could earn more money than as a concert pianist. She came to New York City in November 1953. Before modeling she worked as a waitress in a diner.
She joined the Home Theatre Group of professional performers who put on plays at a private theater in Hollywood. Ruth Warrick and Mark Herron were also members. Parrish benefited greatly from the experience of facing a live audience. She believed it made her a better actress and more capable of transforming a scripted part into a three-dimensional human being.
Parrish signed with 20th Century Fox in 1954, when she was 19. The studio gave her statistics as 5 feet 6 inches, with measurements of 35 - 24 - 34. Her hair is reddish gold and she has gray...
The Manchurian Candidate is a film adapted from the 1959 thriller novel written by Richard Condon. A Cold War thriller, it was directed by John Frankenheimer and starred Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Angela Lansbury and Janet Leigh. The central concept of the book and the subsequent 1962 film is that the son of a prominent political family has been brainwashed into becoming an unwilling assassin for the Communist Party. The film had its national release on Wednesday, October 24, 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis.During the Korean War and the Second Red Scare, the Soviets have developed a technique based on "brainwashing" and akin to hypnosis, whereby a person can be snapped into and out of a trance, ordered to do things with full compliance, and have no memory of such actions afterwards. The Soviets kidnap a patrol of U.S. soldiers fighting in Korea, take them to Manchuria in the People's Republic of China to be brainwashed and then covertly release them back to the..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056218
Li'l Abner is a 1959 musical film is based on the comic strip of the same name created by Al Capp. It was directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank. The music was scored and conducted by Nelson Riddle and Joseph J. Lilley.... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053001