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Bethel Leslie

Highest Rated:   90% The Molly Maguires (1970)
Lowest Rated:   32% Message in a Bottle (1999)
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An actress since her early teens, Bethel Leslie made her Broadway bow opposite Conrad Janis in 1944's Snafu. Leslie later appeared as Rachel in the original 1956 production of Inherit the Wind; she went on to gain near-legendary status among West Coast actors for her work in a 1959 staging of Career, aging 30 years in the third act simply by wearing a hat. Though she has been in films sporadically since 1958, she is most widely known for her television work. Her first series stint was as Cornelia Otis Skinner in The Girls (1950), a TV-sitcom adaptation of Ms. Skinner's autobiography Our Hearts Were Young and Gay. Together with Vera Miles and Beverly Garland, she was one of the busiest and most-in-demand TV guest actresses of the 1950s and 1960s; she played everything from kidnap victims to cold-blooded murderesses, and was seen as three different defendants on three different Perry Mason episodes. Her versatility really got a workout on The Richard Boone Show (1963), a weekly TV anthology wherein a repertory company of eleven actors played parts in all the plays. More recently, Bethel Leslie has evinced a preference for the stage; one of her most formidable assignments was the killer part of Mary Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
32% Message in a Bottle
  • Marta Land
1999
No Score Yet Uninvited
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Saint Maybe
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet In Cold Blood
  • Bess Hartmann
1996
58% Ironweed
  • Librarian
1987
No Score Yet Long Day's Journey into Night
  • Mary Tyrone
1987
50% Old Boyfriends
  • Mrs. Van Til
1979
No Score Yet The Gift of Love
  • Actor
1978
90% The Molly Maguires
  • Mrs. Kehoe
1970
No Score Yet A Rage to Live
  • Amy Hollister
1965
60% Captain Newman, M.D.
  • Helene Winston
1963
No Score Yet The Rabbit Trap
  • Abby Colt
1959

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
  • Rita
  • 1974
No Score Yet The High Chaparral
1967-1971
  • Actor
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
  • Melanie
  • 1969
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
  • Marcie
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
  • Elsa Rose-Ellen
  • 1964
  • 1962
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Ann
  • 1962
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Martha
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Mabel
  • 1960
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Evelyn Sylvia Sutton Janet
  • 1960
  • 1958
  • 1957
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
  • Janet Kilmer
  • 1958

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