Lesley Woods

Show Count: 71
Series Count: 6
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: August 22, 1910, Berwick, Iowa, United States
Died: August 2, 2003 , Los Angeles, California, United States

Lesley Woods (August 22, 1910 - August 2, 2003) was an American stage and television actress.


She was born on August 22, 1910 and began her career in Broadway shows, including "A Case of Libel" as well as radio, including The Guiding Light. She was a member of Theatre West. Lesley Woods also did the voice of Mary Wesley, the title character's girlfriend, a role she shared with Jan Mineron Boston Blackie.

A veteran of at least 10 daytime soaps, her daytime debut was as Claire Bannister Steele on Young Dr. Malone from 1959-1963 as the serial's leading villainess. Following that, she appeared on The Edge of Night as Evelyn Dark (1964), A Flame in the Wind as Miriam Bentley (1964-66), The Nurses(where she starred with McMurray) as Vivian Gentry (1965-1967), Search for Tomorrow as the original Andrea Whiting (1967), Bright Promise as Isabel Jones (1971-1972), and Return to Peyton Place as Zoe Tate (1972-1973), and Days of Our Lives as Dorothy Kelly (1978). On General Hospital, she played the role of Edna Hadley (1977-1978, 1980), the New York landlady who arranged for Heather Grant to sell her baby, Steven Lars. She originated the role of Amanda Ewing, Jock's first wife, on Dallas, and had a recurring role as Chase Gioberti's housekeeper, Mrs. Miller, on Falcon Crest (1984-1987). She played Langley Wallingford's first wife, Betty Miller (Hilary's mother) on All My Children in 1984, and was part of the original cast of The Bold and the Beautiful as Grandma Logan from 1987-1989, and again in 2001. 

She was married to Richard McMurray. Sam McMurray is her stepson.

She died on August 2, 2003.

Source: Wikipedia

Boston BlackieBoston Blackie
Show Count: 199
Broadcast History: 23 June 1944 to 15 September 1944 and 11 April 1945 to 25 October 1950
Sponsor: Rinso
Cast: Chester Morris, Richard Kollmar, Dick Kollmar, Richard Lane, Lesley Woods, Maurice Tarplin, Jan Miner
Shadow, TheShadow, The
Show Count: 243
Broadcast History: 31 July 1930 to 26 December 1954
Sponsor: Wildroot Cream Oil, Blue Coal, Street and Smith Love Story Magazine, Perfect-o-Lite, Grove Laboratories, US Air Force
Cast: Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, Dwight Weist, James La Curto, Mandel Kramer, Orson Welles, Santos Ortega, Various, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Gertrude Warner, Lesley Woods, Keenan Wynn, Marjorie Anderson, Grace Matthews, Alan Reed, Ted de Corsia, Arthur Vinton, Kenny Delmar, John Barclay, Robert Hardy Andrews, Jimmy LaCruto, Bob Maxwell
Director: Wilson Tuttle, Bill Sweets, Harry Ingram, John Cole, Dana Noyes, Chick Vincent
Producer: Wilson Tuttle, Bill Sweets, Harry Ingram, John Cole, Dana Noyes, Chick Vincent
The shadow was amateur criminologist Lamont Cranston. He had learned “the hypnotic power to cloud men’s minds so that they cannot see him”. The opening to the show, “Who knows … what evil … lllllurks … in the heart of men? … The Shadow knows! His “friend and companion, the lovely Margo Lane, is the only person who knows to whom the voice of the invisible Shadow belongs”. Together they confront the maddest assortment of lunatics, sadists, ghosts and werewolves ever heard on the air.
Broadcast: June 18, 1965
Added: Jul 06 2014
Broadcast: January 25, 1946
Added: Aug 04 2015
Broadcast: 23rd February 1965
Added: Mar 31 2014
Broadcast: July 16, 1965
Added: Sep 04 2014
Broadcast: 21st January 1965
Added: Feb 10 2014
Broadcast: 22nd October 1964
Added: Oct 25 2013
Broadcast: 29th January 1965
Added: Feb 24 2012
Broadcast: January 18, 1946
Added: Jul 07 2015
Broadcast: 26th April 1953
Added: May 05 2012
Broadcast: 12th March 1953
Added: Aug 04 2011
Broadcast: February 1, 1946
Added: Aug 11 2015
Broadcast: December 18, 1964
Added: Oct 27 2014
Broadcast: 3rd December 1975
Added: May 13 2010
Broadcast: November 30, 1964
Added: Sep 23 2014
Broadcast: 9th October 1974
Added: Feb 12 2010
Broadcast: 9th August 1951
Added: May 10 2003
Broadcast: 10th November 1942
Added: Sep 17 2004
Broadcast: 31st May 1946
Starring: Lesley Woods
Added: Jul 22 2007