Aleen Leslie

Aleen Leslie (née Wetstein; February 5, 1908 – February 2, 2010) was a screenwriter, playwright and novelist.[1] She died in 2010, three days before her 102nd birthday.[2] Leslie was also the author of the novels The Scent of the Roses and The Windfall, and wrote various plays for the Pasadena Playhouse.

Aleen Leslie
BornAleen Maude Wetstein
February 5, 1908
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,U.S.
DiedFebruary 2, 2010(2010-02-02) (aged 101)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
OccupationScreenwriter, playwright, novelist
Alma materOhio State University
SpouseJacques Leslie (d. 1974)


Aleen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of Nat Wetstein (a traveling salesman) and Eugenie Mandel (a dressmaker). She began attending Ohio State University, but dropped out during the Great Depression. After becoming secretary of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, she began writing a weekly column called "One Girl Chorus" for The Pittsburgh Press.

She moved to Hollywood in the early 1930s,[3] and by 1933, she had talked her way into a job at Columbia Pictures, where she started out writing short Three Stooges films before building a career writing teen-driven films like Father Was a Fullback and A Date with Judy.

Selected filmography


  1. Staff, Variety. "Oldest WGA member Aleen Leslie dies". Variety.
  2. Obituary Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2010; page A42
  3. III, Harris M. Lentz (2016-03-21). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2010. McFarland. ISBN 9780786486496.

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