Carter, Mrs. Leslie, 1862–1937, American actress, b. Lexington, Ky., whose maiden name was Caroline Louise Dudley. She became a protégée of Belasco and first appeared in 1890 in The Ugly Duckling. His Heart of Maryland (1895) brought her recognition, and her success continued in his productions of Zaza (1899), Du Barry (1901), and Adrea (1905). Their association ended with her second marriage in 1906, after which her stage popularity diminished.
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