Joan Leslie 1925-2015

A screen actress from Hollywood's golden age passed away today at the age of 90, and although she acted in plenty of films from the 1940's, she's probably most known for playing James Cagney's wife Mary in the classic Yankee Doodle Dandy. Her other most notable credits were the Humphrey Bogart film High Sierra and the Gary Cooper led Sergeant York, before making guest appearances on television shows from the 1950's through the 1980's. But Mary, wife of George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle was her liftoff moment.

Scene from Yankee Doodle Dandy: