Carole Lesley Profile

Carole Lesley
Carole Lesley
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(Maureen Rippingale)
27 May 35 is born in Chelmsford, Essex, England
51 runs away from home at age 16, wearing her father's shirt and with two and fourpence in her pocket, to break into show business. Gets a job in a cabaret and becomes a good dancer.
? decides to go to Paris to try modeling
? is a pinup model under the name of Leslie Carol
57 attends the World Charity Premiere of Good Companions at the Warner Cinema at Leicester Square, London
57 attends the premiere of Chase a Crooked Shadow at the Warner Theatre at Leicester Square, London
March 58 will star in the upcoming Cinderella Nightingale and is on the cover of Picturegoer
22 May 58 attends a Variety Club garden party held at Battersea Park, London
May 58 arrives at the Cannes Festival on the same plane as Jayne Mansfield. The sole representative of British glamour at the Festival, she isn't even noted by the press, who just have eyes for Jayne Mansfield and Italian Rosanna Schiaffino.
May 58 her frequent escort is actor Richard Todd
4 August 58 is among the judges of a beauty competition held at the Southend, London
58 / 59 attends the Associated British Picture Corporation film festival in Brussels, Belgium, with fellow U.K. starlets Ann Dickens and Betty McDowell
1 June 59 attends the premiere of Look Back in Anger at the Empire Cinema at Leicester Square, London, together with John Kennedy, the manager of teen star Tommy Steele. Princess Margaret is among the guests.
August 59 attends the Moscow Film Festival together with fellow U.K. actors Richard Todd, Tommy Steele, and Peter Arne
17 September 59 attends a Variety Club race meeting in Sandown Park, Surrey, with fellow actresses Jackie Rae and Jeanette Scott
25 January 60 attends the gala opening of the new bowling alley at Stamford Hill, London
31 March 60 attends a Royal Film Performance at the Odeon Theater at Leicester Square London. Among the guests are Leslie Caron, Mylene Demongeot, Nancy Kwan, Marla Landi, and Kenneth More.
14 April 60 attends the gala premiere of Hell is a City at the Apollo Theater in Manchester
26 May 60 attends the reopening of the funfair at Festival Gardens, Battersea Park, London, with actor Paul Massie
18 December 60 attends the opening of The Princess Bowling Centre in Dagenham, Essex
61 is among the judges at the "Glamorous Grandmother" beauty contest final in Bognor Regis, Sussex
3 September 62 attends a charity race at the racecourse in York, North Yorkshire, with fellow actresses Rita Tushingham, Liz Fraser, and June Thorburn
28 February 63 attends the premiere of Sparrows Can't Sing at the Genesis Cinema, London. Lord Snowdon, Richard Todd, Stanley Baker, and Sylvia Syms also attend.
August 64 marries Michael Dalling
28 February 74 commits suicide with an overdose of sleeping pills at age 38 in New Barnet, England
Cheryl Messina, For Adults Only by Diana Dors,,, Picture Show Annual
Recommended Books:
Fifties Blondes by Richard Koper