Joan Leslie - a truly remarkable actress, much underrated. Yankee Doodle Dandy holds up even today. Died Oct. 15, 2015, at 90. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0504125/

Joan Leslie - a truly remarkable actress, much underrated. Yankee Doodle Dandy holds up even today. Died Oct. 15, 2015, at 90. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0504125/

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"Sergeant York" (1941) w/ Gary Cooper as Alvin York and Joan Leslie as Gracie Williams. Leslie was only 16 (!) when she made this movie.

"Sergeant York" (1941) w/ Gary Cooper as Alvin York and Joan Leslie as Gracie Williams. Leslie was only 16 (!) when she made this movie.

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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.

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.

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