Leslie Parrish (born March 18, 1935) is an American actress who starred under her birth name, Marjorie Helen, until she changed it in 1959.
Her two most notable roles are as Daisy Mae in Li'l Abner (1959) and as Jocie Jordan in The Manchurian Candidate (1962).
She has numerous television appearances, including her role in the Star Trek episode "Who Mourns for Adonis?" where Parrish played Lieutenant Carolyn Palamas, who becomes the lust object of the god Apollo.
Parrish married Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, in 1981; they have since divorced.
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Parrish married Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, in 1981; they have since divorced. In 2003, she took on the major role of playing Julie McNamara in the controversial television drama Nip/Tuck based on the lives of plastic surgeons. She has numerous television appearances, including her role in the Star Trek episode "Who Mourns for Adonis?" where Parrish played Lieutenant Carolyn Palamas, who becomes the lust object of the god Apollo. Richardson expressed sympathy with Marie-Antoinette's undeserved fate, something which she tried to convey in the film. However, it was a critical failure: "an endless illustrated Harlequin paperback of mawkish backstory and corset-popping purple prose", according to Jessica Winter in the Village Voice, though Richardson's performance was listed among the "incidental pleasures" of the film by Roger Ebert and described as a "sly, commanding performance that reflects a marvelous understanding of this notorious character" by Salon.com. Her two most notable roles are as Daisy Mae in Li'l Abner (1959) and as Jocie Jordan in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). This was a lavish costume drama based on a scandal in the final days of the French monarchy, when Marie-Antoinette's reputation was trashed by a confidence trickster, who absconded with a lavish diamond necklace which she had purchased using the Queen's name but without her knowledge. Leslie Parrish (born March 18, 1935) is an American actress who starred under her birth name, Marjorie Helen, until she changed it in 1959. Thus, she secured the role of that queen in the 2001 film The Affair of the Necklace.
1974 "McCloud" (1970) playing "Lynne O'Connell" in episode: "The Gang That Stole Manhattan" (episode # 5.2) 13 October. Later that year she was modelling on a necklace, when director Charles Shyer noticed her resemblance to doomed 18th-century royal Marie Antoinette. 1967 "Man from U.N.C.L.E., The" (1964) playing "Leslie Welling" in episode: "The Master's Touch Affair" (episode # 4.6) 16 October. Two years later she played opposite Mel Gibson in the successful film, The Patriot loosely based on the American Revolution. 1967 "Star Trek" (1966) playing "Lieutenant Carolyn Palamas" in episode: "Who Mourns for Adonis?" (episode # 2.2) 22 September. In 1998 in the popular television drama The Echo she played sultry Amanda Powell. 1967 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Glacia Glaze" in episode: "The Duo Defy" (episode # 2.60) 30 March. In 1996 she played the fashion designer Anita in the popular Disney film 101 Dalmatians opposite Glenn Close as Cruella deVil.
1967 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Glacia Glaze" in episode: "Ice Spy" (episode # 2.59) 29 March. She later appeared as a fictional Finnish princess, Anna, in the 1991 comedy King Ralph. Two years later, she appeared as Lady Chatterley in a televison drama of the same title. 1966 "Wild Wild West, The" (1965) playing "Morn" in episode: "The Night of the Flying Pie Plate" (episode # 2.6) 21 October. After an early leading role in Peter Greenaway's cult success Drowning by Numbers, her first major role in front of a mass audience was as Joanna Farley in a 1989 television episode of Poirot, the Agatha Christie-based detective series. 1966 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Dawn Robin" in episode: "The Penguin's a Jinx" (episode # 1.4) 20 January. She is the daughter of screen legend Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson, the granddaughter of Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Natasha Richardson and niece of Lynn Redgrave. Joely Richardson appeared as an extra at the age of three in the 1968 version of The Charge of the Light Brigade directed by her father. 1966 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Dawn Robin" in episode: "Fine Feathered Finks" (episode # 1.3) 19 January. Joely Richardson (born 9 January 1965) is a British actress, who was born into a theatrical family.
1965 "Wild Wild West, The" (1965) playing "Greta Lundquist" in episode: "The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth" (episode # 1.3) 1 October. 1976 Invisible Strangler. 1975 The Giant Spider Invasion. 1963 For Love or Money.
1962 The Manchurian Candidate. 1959 Li'l Abner. 1958 Missile to the Moon.