Lesley Ann Warren Biography (1946?-)

Born August 16, 1946 (some sources cite 1948), in New York, NY; daughter of William (a real estate agent) and Carol (a singer; maiden name, Verblow) Warren; married Jon Peters (a film executive, producer, and hairdresser), May 3, 1967 (divorced, 1977); married Ron Taft (an executive and producer), January 16, 2000; children: (first marriage) Christopher Peters (a producer).

Birth Details
August 16, 1946?
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Snookie, 110 in the Shade, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Drat! The Cat!, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Dream: The Johnny Mercer Musical, Nashville, TN, 1996 then RoyaleTheatre, New York City, 1997
  • Appeared in a musical version of Gone with the Wind, Broadway production; also appeared in productions of Metamorphosis and The Threepenny Opera.
  • Major Tours
  • Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, U.S. cities, 1990
  • Film Appearances
  • Miss Cordelia "Cordy" Biddle, The Happiest Millionaire, Buena Vista, 1967
  • Alice Bower, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, Buena Vista, 1968
  • Nickie, Pickup on 101 (also known as A Time to Every Purpose and Where the Eagle Flies), American International Pictures, 1971
  • Gloria Fontaine, Harry and Walter Go to New York, Columbia, 1976
  • Norma Cassady, Victor/Victoria, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Faye Hanlon, A Night in Heaven, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Eve, Choose Me, Island Alive, 1984
  • Gilda, Songwriter, TriStar, 1984
  • Sally Gibson, Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (also known as Racefor the Yankee Zephyr), Film Ventures, 1984
  • Miss Scarlet, Clue (also known as Clue: The Movie), Paramount, 1985
  • Dr. Cynthia Sheldrake, Burglar, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Kathleen McCarthy, Cop, Atlantic, 1987
  • Eleanor Larimore, Worth Winning, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Molly, Life Stinks (also known as Life Sucks), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Lula Rogers, Pure Country, Warner Bros., 1992
  • Sondra, Color of Night, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Claire, Bird of Prey, Astra Cinema/Northern Arts Entertainment, 1996
  • Nina Casselman, Going All the Way, 1997
  • Evelyn Heiss, Love Kills, Trident/Van Peebles Films, 1998
  • Regina Rich, Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (also known as RichieRich: A Christmas Story), Warner Bros. Home Video, 1998
  • Elaine, The Limey, Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • Faye Watson (Leigh Ann's mother), Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1999
  • Francine, Twin Falls Idaho, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999
  • Glenda Holbeck, All of It, 1999
  • Spoken in Silence, 1999
  • Anna, Delivering Milo, IMMI Pictures/Lakeshore International, 2000
  • Charlie's mom, Ropewalk, 2000
  • Dawn Sloane, Trixie, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000
  • Anna, The Quickie, Portman Entertainment, 2001
  • Mary Reed, Losing Grace, Alpha Film Group, 2001
  • The Myersons, 2001
  • Through the Skin, Fountainhead Pictures/IAC Film/TVA International, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dana Lambert, Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1970-1971
  • Miniseries
  • Marja Fludjicki/Marianne Morgan, 79 Park Avenue (also known as Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue), NBC, 1977
  • Dr. Karel Lang, Pearl, ABC, 1978
  • Sarah Pennington Kendrick, Beulah Land, NBC, 1980
  • Anna Friedman, Evergreen, NBC, 1985
  • Barbara Walker, Family of Spies: The Walker Spy Ring (also known as Family of Spies), CBS, 1990
  • Potiphar's wife, Joseph (also known as The Bible: Joseph and Joseph in Egypt), TNT, 1995
  • Movies
  • Deborah Cabot, Seven in Darkness, ABC, 1969
  • Sheila Blunden, Love, Hate, Love, ABC, 1971
  • Laura Reynolds, "The Andersons: Dear Elaine," The Letters, ABC, 1973
  • Laura Lorraine, The Legend of Valentino, ABC, 1975
  • Julie Roy, Betrayal, NBC, 1978
  • Susie Hanson, Portrait of a Stripper (also known as The SecretLife of Susie Hanson), CBS, 1979
  • Jillian Brooks, Portrait of a Showgirl, CBS, 1982
  • Kelsey Wilkes, A Fight for Jenny (also known as Colors andSociety's Job), NBC, 1986
  • Lily McGuire, Apology, HBO, 1986
  • Juanita Hutchins and performer of songs "Baja Oklahoma" and "It's Only Living (Slick's Song)," Baja Oklahoma, HBO, 1988
  • Melanie Evans, A Seduction in Travis County (also known as Bodyof Evidence), CBS, 1991
  • Anita Mattison, In Sickness and in Health (also known as Heartson Fire), CBS, 1992
  • Wanda Holloway, Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story (alsoknown as Pom Pom Mom), ABC, 1992
  • Carol Sanders, A Mother's Revenge (also known as Desperate Justice and A Mother's Justice), ABC, 1993
  • Gayle, Murderous Intent, CBS, 1995
  • Sandy, Natural Enemy, HBO, 1997
  • Specials
  • Title role, Cinderella, CBS, 1967
  • Prospector's daughter, The Saga of Sonora, NBC, 1973
  • Lois Lane, It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman, ABC, 1975
  • Guest, A Special Eddie Rabbit, CBS, 1983
  • Lola Baltic, Lola (also known as Escape from 212), CBS, 1990
  • In a New Light, ABC, 1992
  • Special segment host, Willie Nelson, the Big Six-0: An All-Star Birthday Celebration, CBS, 1993
  • AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, CBS, 2000
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 11th Annual ACE Awards (also known as The Golden ACE Awards), syndicated, 1990
  • The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1990
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994
  • Episodic
  • "Dangerous to the Public Peace and Safety," For the People, CBS, 1965
  • Betsy Payson, "Harvest," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1966
  • Bonda Jo Weaver, "A Few Hearts, a Few Flowers," Dr. Kildare, NBC,1966
  • Bonda Jo Weaver, "I Can Hear the Ice Melting," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1966
  • Bonda Jo Weaver, "No Other Road," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1966
  • Bonda Jo Weaver, "Some Tales for Halloween," Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1966
  • "Love and the Divorce Sale," Love, American Style, ABC, 1969
  • "A Run for the Money," The Mod Squad, ABC, 1969
  • Hyacinth, "Death on a Barge," Night Gallery, NBC, 1971
  • Gail Stephens, "APB Harry Orwell," Harry O, ABC, 1975
  • (As Lesley Warren) Nadja Donner, "A Deadly State of Mind," Columbo, NBC, 1975
  • "Deadly Tide: Parts 1 & 2," S.W.A.T., ABC, 1975
  • "Sleepless and Pale Eyelids," Doctors' Hospital, NBC, 1975
  • "Too Much, Too Soon," Jigsaw John, NBC, 1976
  • The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1978
  • "George Perkins Marsh," An American Portrait, CBS, 1985
  • Jeanetta, "The Dancing Princesses," Faerie Tale Theatre, Showtime,1987
  • Flora, "27 Wagons Full of Cotton," American Playwrights Theatre: The One-Acts, Arts and Entertainment, 1990
  • Susan Foose, "Momma Was a Rollin' Stone," Jesse, NBC, 1999
  • Rhonda Finkelstein, "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," Twice in a Lifetime,PAX, 2000
  • Tina, "Cheaters," Will & Grace, NBC, 2001
  • Pilots
  • "The Last Safari," The Last Safari, NBC, 1966
  • Title role, Cat Ballou, NBC, 1971
  • Cathy Lange, Assignment: Munich (also known as Munich--Assignment), ABC, 1972
  • Mae, The Daughters of Joshua Cabe, ABC, 1972
  • Television Work
  • Producer
  • Diary of an American Family, 1998
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in the Arrowsmith music video "Janie's Got a Gun."
  • Audio Books
  • Narrator of the audio book The Scarlet Letter.

Further Reference


    • Premiere, November, 1997, p. 98

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