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Mini Bio (1)

Lesley-Marie Colburn grew up across the street from Groucho Marx in Beverly Hills. Her paternal uncle, Sol M. Wurtzel, was a Hollywood film producer and one-time VP of the Fox Film Corporation. He was instrumental in getting his niece cast in her first film in an uncredited role as early as 1952 and ensuring she was seen by producer extraordinaire Cecil B. DeMille. Her maternal uncle, Mel Berns, was head of makeup at RKO Studios, and often made her up, for roles at RKO.

Her father, Sid Colburn, was a haberdasher/clothier to the stars in Beverly Hills, and she worked under her own name Lesley-Marie Colburn, but was formerly known at the Hollywood Professional School as Marie Behar, having adopted her mother's maiden name after her parents' divorce, and because her mother was Madame Behar, the French Instructor at the Hollywood Professional School.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lesley Miani

Trivia (6)

At age 60, she performed the splits to a round of applause from the cast and crew, when she appeared in the Turner Classic Movies filmed re-creation of the dance scene from Fame (1980).
Attended the Hollywood Professional School (for children working in show business) and later took acting classes with Tony Barr at his Desilu Studios Workshop.
Colburn was the niece of both producer Sol M. Wurtzel and of Mel Berns (head of makeup at RKO, who was makeup artist to such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum, Orson Welles, and Jane Russell).
Cousin of Mel Berns Jr., makeup artist for Charlie's Angels, The Partridge Family, The Flying Nun, Wayne's World, etc.
As a young teenager, she appeared as a model for McCalls Magazine, Mademoiselle Magazine, and Glamour Magazine.
Has pale aquamarine eyes with an extra row of eyelashes above and below.

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