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September 29, 1959|
Silver City, New Mexico, US
|Died||August 23, 1995(aged 35)|
|Height||4 ft 11 in (1.50 m)|
Leslie Marie Graves (September 29, 1959 – August 23, 1995) was an American actress.
Leslie Graves's father, Michael Graves, was a theatre actor and introduced her to the entertainment industry when she was about 10. So she started her career with a small role in a Broadway play A Cry of Players (1968–1969) written by William Gibson, and then moved to acting for TV series: Sesame Street (1969, first 13 episodes), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1971, in the episode titled "Baby Sit-Com"), Here We Go Again (1973), and some uncredited commercials.
In the late-70s, she left Hollywood, supposedly to move with a boyfriend to Texas, where she worked on a shrimp boat for three years.
Leslie Graves's comeback to Hollywood in early 1980 was marked by some nude photoshoots. Phillip Dixon shot her for OUI Magazine, a Playboy corporation affiliate and put her on the cover in November 1980 and again in May 1981 with a shoot by five photographers).
At that time some rumors about her involvement with Penthouse publisher, Bob Guccione, and an argument with Playboy publisher, Hugh Hefner, arose, as reported in specialised entertainment business magazines and books.
CBS in 1982 cast her, at 23, in the role of Brenda Clegg in the daytime soap Capitol.
In late summer 1984, Graves left the CBS show due to a serious drug problem and a heroin overdose, although her departure was reported as stress-related.
Her last public appearance was a nude photo shoot by Jean Rougeron published in the October 1984 issue of OUI Magazine.
|1970||Mary Tyler Moore||Dee Dee||TV series|
|1973||Here We Go Again||Cindy Standish||TV series|
|1981||Piranha II: The Spawning||Allison Dumont||Directed by James Cameron|
|1982||Death Wish 2||Nirvana's Girl #2||Directed by Michael Winner|
|1982-84||Capitol||Brenda Clegg #1||TV series|
Leslie Graves was married and had two children. On August 23, 1995 she died of an AIDS-related illness.
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