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Leslie Caron
Birth name: 
Leslie Claire Margaret Caron
Date of birth: 
Wednesday, July 1, 1931
Birthplace: 
Boulogne-Billancourt, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France
Country of birth: 
Profession: 
  • Actress
  • Dancer
About the author: 
Leslie Claire Margaret Caron born 1 July 1931 is a French film actress and dancer, who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. In 2006, her performance in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit won her an Emmy for best actress. Her autobiography Thank Heaven, was published in 2010 in the UK and US, and in 2011 in a French version. Caron is best known for the musical films An American in Paris (1951), Lili (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Gigi (1958), and for the non-musical films Fanny (1961), The L-Shaped Room (1962), and Father Goose (1964). She received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She speaks French, English, and Italian. She is one of the few dancers or actresses who has danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Rudolf Nureyev.
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Quotes: 
  • In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
  • The most important thing is to remain active and to love what you are doing.
  • I think it`s the end of progress if you stand still and think of what you`ve done in the past.
  • I`m not a ballerina. I`m a hoofer.
  • The American is wholeheartedly for love and romance at any cost.
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