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Leslie Charleson
Port Charles Presence
1977 to August 2010 [contract]; September 2010 to Present [recurring]
At A Glance
The four-time Emmy nominated actress began her television career as a regular on another ABC Daytime series, A Time for Us. She also spent two-and-a-half years on the CBS Daytime series, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, where she garnered her first Emmy nomination for the role of Iris Donelly Garrison.

Of all the numerous commercials Leslie has done, she credits those for Pearl Drops with getting her a part in the movie Day of the Dolphin, directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring George C. Scott. She followed this with a performance in the David Merrick play, one-night stand, co-starring Tony Curtis.

After that, Charleson moved to Hollywood and guest-starred on more than twenty TV series, including Adam 12; Barnaby Jones; The Streets of San Francisco; Medical Center; The FBI; Marcus Welby, M.D;, Ironside; Kung Fu; Wild Wild WestEmergency; Baa Baa Black Sheep; Cannon; and The Rockford Files. It was on Happy Days that Leslie gave Ron Howard his first on-screen kiss. She also co-starred with Deidre Hall in the television movie, Woman on the Ledge, and made a guest appearance on Diagnosis Murder and Dharma & Greg.

Ms. Charleson is an active celebrity spokesperson for breast cancer, cystic fibrosis, and AIDS-related charities. She lives in the Los Angeles area.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
Woman on the Ledge
Rachel
1993

The Young on the Run
1989

Most Wanted
Lee Herrick
1976

The Norming of Jack 243
1975

General Hospital
Monica Quartermaine
August 1977 to Present

Revenge
Nancy Grover
1971

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Iris Donnelly Garrison
1967-1970

As The World Turns
Alice Whipple
1966

A Flame in the Wind
Pam
1965
Acting Portfolio
FILM
The Day of the Dolphin
Maryanne
1973

A Lovely Way to Die
Julie
1968
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1995)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Actress (1980, 1982, 1983)

Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress (1986, 1988, 1990)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1993)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kansas City, Missouri
DATE OF BIRTH: February 22, 1945
HEIGHT: 5'6"
HAIR: Blonde
EYES: Hazel
News Archives
News Archive: Damon, Charleson, Zeman all rumored cut by GH. [Aug 30, 2004]
News Archive: 33-year vet Leslie Charleson dropped to recurring. [Aug 25, 2010]
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