WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LESLIE CARON?Byline: Greg Hernandez
When screen legend Leslie Caron Leslie Caron (IPA: [lɛsli kaʁɔ̃]) (born July 1, 1931) is an Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, and Emmy-winning motion picture actress and dancer. swept onto the stage during the Emmy Awards telecast in September, many viewers had not seen the star of "Gigi" and "An American in Paris
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One of the last of the performers from MGM's golden era of musicals who still acts in films, Caron had traveled from her home in Paris the week before to accept an Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for an episode of "Law & Order SVU SVU Special Victims Unit
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"It was a good part, a very good part -- a meaty part," she said. "I've had good comedy parts and great partners, great directors. But a really meaty dramatic part, that's quite rare."
She didn't know she would win the Emmy but Caron decided to make the trip anyway to attend the Creative Arts Emmys where the guest-acting Emmys are presented. The winners are then asked to present on the Emmy telecast a week later.
"I've learned to say yes to all good things," she said. "I think it's good to be adventurous and just to say yes to life in general."
Caron has never stopped acting even if her star no longer burns as brightly as it did in the 1950 and '60s, with her Oscar-nominated performances in "Lili," and "The L Shaped Room."
She appears in the occasional feature film including "Chocolat" in 2000 and "Le Divorce" in 2003.
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Still glamorous at age 76, Caron has been married four times and is the mother of two children.
"I've done an done awful lot of things and I love doing whatever work is proposed," she said. "But again, it really is about saying yes to things. It's just worked out and I'm really thrilled."
(color) Leslie Caron, who starred in "Gigi," attends opening night at the Valencia Film Festival in October 2005.
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