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Leigh French

Leigh French
Born (1945-07-14) July 14, 1945
Ashland, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1966–present

Leigh French (born July 14, 1945) is an American actress.

Life and career

French was born in Ashland, Kentucky. In her early career as a regular on the Smothers Brothers variety show of the late-1960s, French portrayed a somewhat spaced-out or ditzy hippie named Goldie O'Keefe. The character was originally introduced, in an ostensible studio-audience interview segment, as Goldie Keif; both "Goldie" and "Keif" were slang terms for marijuana at the time. Reportedly, the slight name change to O'Keefe when she became a semi-regular was at the television network's insistence. Her segment of the show was called "Share a Little Tea with Goldie." At the time, "sharing tea" was a popular euphemism for getting high on marijuana. Following suit, her segment consisted largely of "helpful" household advice loaded with sex and drug-related double-entendres.[1]

French played a similar character, a San Francisco hippie type named Cobalt-Blue, in a 1968 episode ("Tag, You're It") of the

External links

  1. ^ "Campbell, French, Paulsen Reunited".  
  2. ^  


French has worked steadily, if quietly, over the years, primarily behind the scenes and doing voiceover roles in animated features.


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