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Lesley Ann Warren Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, dancer

Fast Facts

  • Made Broadway debut as the ingenue Snooky in the 1963 musical 110 in the Shade
  • At 17, became the then-youngest student accepted by the Actors Studio
  • Role as Cinderella in 1965 led to Walt Disney signing her for movie debut in 1967's The Happiest Millionaire
  • Tested for role of Liesl, the oldest daughter, in The Sound of Music
  • Best-remembered movie role was as James Garner's ditsy girlfriend in Victor/Victoria, for which she received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations
  • Played Lois Lane in It's a Bird
  • It's a Plane
  • It's Superman (1975), an obscure TV adaptation of the 1966 Broadway musical, and though she was one of many who auditioned for the part of Lane in the 1978 blockbuster Superman, the role went to Margot Kidder

Awards

  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1985Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1983Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1982Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1978Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 1971Golden Globe-Actress in a Supporting Role - Television Series: nominated

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