Leslie Parrish

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.

Partial filmography

  • 1958 Missile to the Moon
  • 1959 Li'l Abner
  • 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
  • 1963 For Love or Money
  • 1975 The Giant Spider Invasion
  • 1976 Invisible Strangler

Selected TV appearances

  • 1965 "Wild Wild West, The" (1965) playing "Greta Lundquist" in episode: "The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth" (episode # 1.3) 1 October
  • 1966 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Dawn Robin" in episode: "Fine Feathered Finks" (episode # 1.3) 19 January
  • 1966 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Dawn Robin" in episode: "The Penguin's a Jinx" (episode # 1.4) 20 January
  • 1966 "Wild Wild West, The" (1965) playing "Morn" in episode: "The Night of the Flying Pie Plate" (episode # 2.6) 21 October
  • 1967 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Glacia Glaze" in episode: "Ice Spy" (episode # 2.59) 29 March
  • 1967 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Glacia Glaze" in episode: "The Duo Defy" (episode # 2.60) 30 March
  • 1967 "Star Trek" (1966) playing "Lieutenant Carolyn Palamas" in episode: "Who Mourns for Adonis?" (episode # 2.2) 22 September
  • 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
  • 1974 "McCloud" (1970) playing "Lynne O'Connell" in episode: "The Gang That Stole Manhattan" (episode # 5.2) 13 October

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Parrish married Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, in 1981; they have since divorced. Bragg, North Carolina. 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. She was buried with full military honors on Saturday, in Ft. Her two most notable roles are as Daisy Mae in Li'l Abner (1959) and as Jocie Jordan in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Martha Raye was deeply patriotic and, thanks to her work with the USO during World War II and subsequent wars, special consideration was given to bury her in Arlington National Cemetery upon her death. Leslie Parrish (born March 18, 1935) is an American actress who starred under her birth name, Marjorie Helen, until she changed it in 1959. In addition to the aforementioned television work, she appeared for two years as Mel Sharples' mother, Carrie, on the sitcom Alice.

1974 "McCloud" (1970) playing "Lynne O'Connell" in episode: "The Gang That Stole Manhattan" (episode # 5.2) 13 October. She also appeared in a number of commercials for a denture adhesive product which emphasized its importance to her appearance due to the size of her mouth. 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. She often appeared as a guest on other programs, particularly ones which often had older performers as guest stars, such as The Love Boat, and on variety programs. 1967 "Star Trek" (1966) playing "Lieutenant Carolyn Palamas" in episode: "Who Mourns for Adonis?" (episode # 2.2) 22 September. In 1970 she portrayed Boss Witch, the "Queen of all Witch-dom" in the film Pufnstuf. 1967 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Glacia Glaze" in episode: "The Duo Defy" (episode # 2.60) 30 March. In the late 1950s she made a well-publicized suicide attempt which may have been partially related to the breakup of her marriage to conductor-composer David Rose.

1967 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Glacia Glaze" in episode: "Ice Spy" (episode # 2.59) 29 March. Miss Raye was an early television star when that medium was very young; for a while she had her own program, The Martha Raye Show, in which she was the lead and her awkward boyfriend was portrayed by retired middleweight boxer Rocky Graziano. 1966 "Wild Wild West, The" (1965) playing "Morn" in episode: "The Night of the Flying Pie Plate" (episode # 2.6) 21 October. In November of 1993, President Clinton awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 1966 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Dawn Robin" in episode: "The Penguin's a Jinx" (episode # 1.4) 20 January. In 1968, she was given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in the form of an Oscar. 1966 "Batman" (1966/II) playing "Dawn Robin" in episode: "Fine Feathered Finks" (episode # 1.3) 19 January. During WW2, Korea and Vietnam, Martha travelled extensively to entertain the American troops.

1965 "Wild Wild West, The" (1965) playing "Greta Lundquist" in episode: "The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth" (episode # 1.3) 1 October. She joined the USO soon after the US entered World War II. 1976 Invisible Strangler. For example, she appears in the picture The Big Broadcast of 1938 where Bob Hope first sings what became his theme song, Thanks for the Memories; however, it is not sung to Miss Raye, but rather the female leading actress that she supports. 1975 The Giant Spider Invasion. She became known as "The Big Mouth"; apparently she was often made up in a way which tended to cause it to appear as even larger than it actually already was. 1963 For Love or Money. It relegated her motion picture work to largely supporting comic parts.

1962 The Manchurian Candidate. Miss Raye was best known for the size of her mouth, which appeared enormous in proportion to the rest of her face. 1959 Li'l Abner. Martha Raye (1916-October 19, 1994) was an American comic actress and singer in motion pictures and later, on television. 1958 Missile to the Moon.

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