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Charleson, Leslie 1945– (Leslie Ann Charleson)

CHARLESON, Leslie 1945
(Leslie Ann Charleson)


Born February 22, 1945, in Kansas City, MO; married Bill Demms, April 1, 1988 (divorced, 1991). Education: Graduated from Bennet College, studied theatre arts. Avocational Interests: Riding and showing horses.

Addresses: Office c/o General Hospital, ABC Television Center, 4151 Prospect Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027.

Career: Actress. Appeared in several advertisements, including commercials for Pearl Drops. Celebrity spokesperson for AIDS, breast cancer, children's, and animal charities.

Awards, Honors: Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding actress in a daytime drama series, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1995, Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding actress in a leading role on a daytime serial, 1986, Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding actress in a leading role: daytime, 1988, Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding lead actress: daytime, 1990, Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress, 1993, all for General Hospital; Bennet College Award, outstanding actress.


Television Appearances; Series:

Pam, A Flame in the Wind (later known as ATimefor Us ), ABC, 1965.

Alice Whipple, As the World Turns, CBS, 1966.

Iris Donnelly Garrison, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, CBS, 19671970.

Dr. Monica Bard Webber Quartermaine, General Hospital, ABC, 1977.

Dr. Monica Bard Webber Quartermaine, Port Charles (also known as Port Charles: Fate ), ABC, 19972000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Nancy Grover, Revenge (also known as There Once Was a Woman ), ABC, 1971.

The Young on the Run, 1989.

Rachel, Woman on the Ledge, NBC, 1993.

Also appeared in The Black Box Murders.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Extra Sensory World of Char, ABC, 1987.

Dr. Monica, General Hospital: Twist of Fate, ABC, 1996.

The General Hospital 35th Anniversary Show, ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1986.

Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1989.

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Ginger, "Cruise to Oblivion," N.Y.P.D., ABC, 1967.

Dooley Sloan, "The Night of Fire and Brimstone," The Wild Wild West, CBS, 1968.

Marge Lavor, "A Chance at the Roses," Mannix, CBS, 1970.

Annie Dawson, "The Good Die Young," The Rookies, ABC, 1972.

Christy Todd (a journalist), "Women," Emergency!, NBC, 1972.

Helga Kuyper, "Operation: Deathwatch," O'Hara: United States Treasury, CBS, 1972.

Katherine "Kate" Matchen, "Sky Above, Death Below," Cannon, CBS, 1972.

Kathy Royal, "The Princess and the Pig," Adam12, NBC, 1972.

Lisa Kenny, "Just a Little Courage," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1972.

Nancy Kubica, "Live Men Tell Tales," Search, NBC, 1972.

Patti Brice, "Gladiator," Medical Center, CBS, 1972.

Ginny Wyatt, "The Loper Gambit," The F.B.I., ABC, 1973.

Nicky Jamison, "A Special Person," Ironside, NBC, 1973.

"The Circles of Shame," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1973.

Joanna Randolph, "Death and the Favored Few," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1974.

Joan Stevens, "The Sounds of Silence," Cannon, CBS, 1974.

(As Leslie Ann Charleson) Amy Starbuck, "One Step to Darkness," Kung Fu, ABC, 1975.

Dorothy Kimber, "Get a Job," Happy Days, ABC, 1975.

Susan Baylor, "The Man Who Died Twice," Cannon, CBS, 1975.

Victoria Norris (some sources cite Victoria Kincaid), "Honeymoon with Death," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1975.

"The God Syndrome," Medical Story, NBC, 1975.

"Murder in Paradise," Caribe, ABC, 1975.

"The Norming of Jack 243," Wide World of Mystery, ABC, 1975.

Captain Annie Shafter (some sources cite Captain Anne Schaeffer or Nurse Ann Wilson), "Love and War," Baa Baa, Black Sheep (also known as Black Sheep Squadron ), NBC, 1976.

Danny's girlfriend, "Underground," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1976.

Bert D'AngeloSuperstar, ABC, 1976.

Ginny (some sources cite Jenny) Lindauer, "Coffee, Tea or Cyanide?," McMillian and Wife, NBC, 1977.

Patsy Fossler, "To Protect and Serve: Parts 1 & 2," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1977.

Herself, "Daytime Dynasties Week," Family Feud, ABC, 1984.

New doctor, "Physician, Murder Thyself," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Donna Mills (documentary), Lifetime, 1998.

Katherine, "Dharma Does Dallas," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

Herself, "The One Where the Stripper Cries," Friends, NBC, 2004.

Appeared in Dr. Kildare, NBC; Hollywood Hospital, The Discovery Channel; Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, ABC; Toma, ABC; and Totally Pets, ABC Family Channel.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

April Weston Moss, Another April, CBS, 1974.

Joanna Prentiss, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, ABC, 1975.

Officer Lee Herrick, Most Wanted, ABC, 1976.

What're My True Colors?, ABC, 1987.

Dr. Monica Bard Webber Quartermaine, Port Charles, ABC, 1997.

Film Appearances:

Julie, A Lovely Way to Die (also known as A Lovely Way to Go ), Universal, 1968.

Maryanne, The Day of the Dolphin, AvcoEmbassy, 1973.

Herself, How2 Make It in Film and Television, How2 Entertainment Group, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Godman, Richard Basehard Playhouse, Woodland Hills, CA; appeared in One Night Stand; also appeared in summer stock productions.


Taped Readings:

Reader, Petals on the Wind, by V. C. Andrews, Simon & Schuster, 1989.



Horseplay, January/February, 1991.

Soap Opera Digest, August 9, 1988; August 1, 1995.

Soap Opera Weekly, March 4, 1997.

Soaps in Depth, December 2, 1997; April 4, 2000.


Leslie Charleson Fan Club,, May 12, 2004.

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