Leslie Parrish

  1. Paula Prentiss, Man’s Favourite Sport?, 1962.  Or The Girl  Who Almost Got Away when Howard Hawks first created the piece for Cary Grant . But at 58, Grant was worried about romancing  a younger woman – ex-model Leslie Parrish (27,Daisy Mae in Li’l Abner, 1959);   Juliet  Prowse, 26 (Frank Sinatra’s fiance!); or Hawks’ eventual choice of Paula Prentiss, 24. “Grant was fearful of looking like a dirty old man,: explained Peter Bogdanovich.” That didn’t stop stop him calling Stanley Donen back after having first passed on Charade–  opposite Audrey Hepburn, aged… 32.  

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