A look into Classic Hollywood and the events and people who made it so.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Happy 79th Birthday to Leslie Caron
On this day in 1931, Leslie Caron was born in France. She was discovered in a ballet by Gene Kelly in the early 1950s and he brought her to America to star in An American in Paris (1952). She soon began a career at MGM Studios in Hollywood and she also cemented her fame in the 1957 musical Gigi based off the novel of the same name. Ms. Caron retired from acting in 2006 and now enjoys a peaceful retierment.