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January 27, 2023

30 Beautiful Portrait Photos of Lee Purcell in the 1970s

Born 1947 in Craven County, North Carolina, American actress Lee Purcell was personally chosen for her first feature film by Steve McQueen in his company’s production of Adam at Six A.M., co-starring Michael Douglas in 1969.

Purcell’s television work included roles as Billie Dove and Olivia de Havilland in two biopic TV movies: The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977) and My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985). She was nominated for two Emmy Awards. In 1991, she was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress for Long Road Home. and in 1994 as Outstanding Supporting Actress for Secret Sins of the Father. She was co-producer, and starred in the 1998 low-budget cable-TV movie Malaika (alternate title Tons of Trouble).

Purcell’s film career wound down in 1983 and she has only had five motion picture credits since, the last in 2015. She has continued to do television projects. She also continues to stay active by performing narrations of poetry and fiction in front of live audiences.

Take a look at these beautiful photos to see portraits of young Lee Purcell in the 1970s.


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