Connie Leon

Connie Leon (Cheshire, England, 1881 - Los Angeles, California, 10 May 1955) was an English singer, dancer and film actress.


Between 1896 and 1909, Connie Leon was popular in provincial theatre as a singer, dancer and comedian, including pantomime and in soubrette roles.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

In her 50s she started a successful career in Hollywood, acting in over 50 films between 1934 and 1949, though most of these were uncredited. She was best known for her parts in the 1940s films Mrs. Miniver, Forever and a Day and Bombs Over Burma.

Selected filmography

References and Notes

  1. The Era, 1 August 1896. The Gaiety Theatre, Burnley: "Miss Connie Leon, vocalist and dancer."
  2. The Era, 7 November 1896. Advertisement: "...Connie Leon, the Novelty Comedienne, High Kicker and Expert Dancer."
  3. The Era, 1 January 1898. The Royal Court Theatre,Wigan, a review of the pantomime "Little Red Riding Hood": "The subordinate part of Little Miss Muffit is undertaken by Miss Connie Leon, but this charming young lady displayed so much ability by doing what little fell to her lot that she will deservedly be called upon to a greater extent."
  4. The Era, 19 February 1898. Advertisement: "Miss Connie Leon, Principal Soubrette, and Dancer..."
  5. The Era, 21 February 1903. Gordon Theatre, Stoke: Miss Connie Leon as "Cinderella".
  6. The Era, 15 May 1909. Guernsey, Theatre St. Julian's: "Connie Leon, comedienne, happily hits it off with her musical numbers and pretty dancing."
  7. The Era, 21 August 1909. Rotherham, Hippodrome: "Miss Connie Leon, a smart comedienne and dancer."
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