Aleen Leslie – screenwriter, novelist, playwright, and vintage radio writer-producer – died of natural causes in her home in Beverly Hills last week, just three days short of her 102nd birthday. A member since 1938, Leslie was the oldest living Writers Guild member. She also was one of perhaps only a dozen women screenwriters in the entertainment industry at the time. After arriving in Hollywood, she quickly talked her way into Universal Studio to begin writing 2-reelers for The Three Stooges and ultimately worked at every studio. She had 19 credited movies to her name, including Father Was a Fullback, The Doctor Takes a Wife, Father is a Bachelor, Rosie the Riveter, The Stork Pays Off, and several of the Henry Aldrich series.
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