Pay Tribute to Leslie Caron

  • Wednesday, December 02, 2009
  • 6:30 PM
  • Sofitel Hotel, 17th & Sansom Streets


  • This registration level is open to everyone and includes the dinner and a signed copy of her memoir "Thank Heaven".
  • This registration level is open to everyone and includes dinner, a signed copy of her memoir "Thank Heaven" and a DVD of the movie Gigi.

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Come celebrate and pay tribute to one of America's favorite French actresses, the star of Gigi and An American in Paris, at a Gala Dinner on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.

Leslie Caron and Chair of the Event Michèle Rosen will be joined by His Excellency Pierre Vimont, Ambassador of France to the United States, and Sharon Pinkenson, "Madame Cinema of Philadelphia," Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office.

Leslie Caron started her career as a ballet dancer, but was eventually discovered by Gene Kelly who cast her in the classic musical An American in Paris (1951). This led to a long-term contract with MGM and a string of films, which included the musical
The Glass Slipper (1955) and the drama Gaby (1956).
Leslie Caron currently lives in France, semi-retired from film. She owns and operates a bed-and-breakfast, Auberge La Lucarne aux Chouettes (The Owls Nest Inn) located in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, located about 112 km (70 miles) south of Paris.
Leslie Caron will be in Philadelphia to promote her memoir "Thank Heaven".

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