At ten, Leslie was an established advertising model. She came to Hollywood in 1936, making her screen debut in Camille under her given name of Brodel. In 1940 she was signed by Warner Bros., who changed her professional name to Leslie. | eBay!
Light on their feet: Leslie and Fred Astaire twirled together in the 1943 film The Sky's The Limit. Joan Leslie died October 12, 2015 at the age of 90. She also was the love interest for Gary Cooper in Sgt York, and in Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney.