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Leslie Parrish ACTOR


Leslie Parrish was born on March 13th, 1935 in Melrose, Massachusetts with the birth name Marjorie Hellen.  After high school she enrolled at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and excelled as a piano player hoping to pursue a career as a concert pianist, however she soon realized that she could earn a better living working as a model.

Her career in entertainment began when she moved to New York in 1953 and found work as a model and she later transitioned into acting.  In 1954, she signed with 20th Century Fox at the age of nineteen.

Over the course of her career she would add over 100 credits to her resume, mostly on television with appearances on such series as, "77 Sunset Strip", "Perry Mason", "Surfside 6", "Hawaiian Eye", "The Red Skelton Hour", "Bat Masterson", "The Wild Wild West", "My Three Sons", "Mannix", "Love, American Style" and "Petticoat Junction".

In 1956 she signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and some of her more well known film roles included, "Li'l Abner" (1959) co-starring Peter Palmer, Stubby Kaye, Stella Stevens, Howard St. John, Julie Newmar and Robert Strauss, "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962) starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh and Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory and John McGiver, "Sex and the Single Girl" (1964) starring alongside starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall and Mel Ferrer, "Three on a Couch" (1966) also starring Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Mary Ann Mobley, James Best and Kathleen Freeman, "The Money Jungle" (1968) starring John Ericson and Lola Albright, "The Candy Man" (1969) starring with George Sanders and Manolo Fabregas, "The Devil's 8" (1969) starring Christopher George, Fabian Forte and Ralph Meeker, "Brother, Cry For Me" (1970) co-starring Larry Pennell and Richard Davalos and "The Giant Spider Invasion" (1975) starring Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale and Alan Hale Jr.  

Leslie Parrish has married twice, first to Eric Marlow in 1955 however by 1961 this marriage came to an end.  She then married Richard D. Bach in 1977 but again by 1997 another marriage ended in divorce.

Her most recent appearances include the television series, "Logan's Run" and "Police Story" from 1974 through 1978.  She has since retired from the industry and has not re-married, nor does she have any biological children. 


1974-1978     Police Story 
1977         Logan's Run 
1977         Crash!
1976         The Astral Factor
1975         The Giant Spider Invasion
1974         McCloud
1974         The Magician
1972         Adam-12
1972         O'Hara, U.S. Treasury
1972         Cade's County
1971         Marcus Welby, M.D
1971         Bearcats! 
1971         Banyon
1971         Hogan's Heroes 
1969-1971     Love, American Style
1971         D.A.: Conspiracy to Kill
1968-1970     Mannix
1970         Brother, Cry for Me
1969         To Rome with Love
1969         Petticoat Junction
1969         The Devil's 8
1969         Family Affair
1969         The Candy Man
1968         The Big Valley
1968         Iron Horse
1967         The Money Jungle
1967         The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
1967         Good Morning, World
1967         Star Trek
1966-1967     Batman
1967         Tarzan 
1965-1966     The Wild Wild West
1966         My Three Sons
1966         Three on a Couch
1965         Insight
1964         Sex and the Single Girl
1964         The Reporter
1964         Kentucky Jones 
1964         Kraft Suspense Theatre 
1964         The Lieutenant
1963         Channing 
1963         For Love or Money
1963         Alcoa Premiere
1962         The Manchurian Candidate
1960-1962     Hawaiian Eye
1960-1962     The Red Skelton Hour
1962         Bachelor Father
1960-1961     Perry Mason
1961         Surfside 6
1961         Follow the Sun
1961         Portrait of a Mobster
1959-1961     77 Sunset Strip
1960         Michael Shayne 
1960         Bat Masterson 
1960         The Roaring 20's 
1960         The Aquanauts
1960         Tightrope 
1959         Li'l Abner
1959         The Rough Riders
1959         Steve Canyon 
1958         Missile to the Moon
1958         Tank Battalion
1957         Man on Fire
1957         Hot Summer Night
1956         The Opposite Sex
1956         The Power and the Prize
1956         The Lieutenant Wore Skirts
1955         The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
1955         The Virgin Queen
1955         How to Be Very, Very Popular
1955         Daddy Long Legs
1955         A Man Called Peter

Matinee Classics - The Astral Factor starring Robert Foxworth, Stephanie Powers, Sue Lyon, Mark Slade, Leslie Parrish, Marianna Hill, Elke Sommer and Percy Rodrigues
Matinee Classics - For Love or Money starring Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter, Julie Newmar,  William Bendix, Leslie Parrish,  Dick Sargent, William Windom, and  Billy Halop
Matinee Classics - Sex and the Single Girl starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer, Fran Jeffries, Leslie Parrish, Edward Everett Horton, Larry Storch, Stubby Kaye, Howard St. John and Otto Kruger
Matinee Classics - Missile to the Moon starring Richard Travis, Cathy Downs, K.T. Stevens, Tommy Cook, Nina Bara, Gary Clarke, Michael Whalen, Laurie Mitchell, Leslie Parrish, Henry Hunter, Lee Roberts, Sandra Wirth, Pat Mowry and Tania Velia
Matinee Classics - The Giant Spider Invasion starring Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale, Robert Easton, Leslie Parrish, Alan Hale Jr., Bill Williams, Kevin Brodie, Diane Lee Hart, Tain Bodkin, Paul Bentzen, J. Stewart Taylor, Christiane Schmidtmer and William W. Gillett Jr.

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