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Lee Purcell—American Actress (“Valley Girl”)—Guest 10/08/2015

Lee Purcell
Lee Purcell

Ken Boxer Live is delighted to have as its guest the talented American actress Lee Purcell, nominated twice for an Emmy Award. Her major films include Mr. Majestyk, Big Wednesday, Stir Crazy, and Valley Girl.

Purcell debuted as a performer when she was only five, appearing on a Memphis, Tennessee, television show. After attending Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, she arrived in California in 1967 to study acting, supporting herself by acting in commercials and by selling clothes.

Her big break came in 1969 when Steve McQueen chose her for a significant part in the movie Adam at Six A.M., co-starring a 20-something Michael Douglas. McQueen later said that he had chosen Purcell from hundreds of other actresses auditioning for the part because “Lee seemed to jump right out of the screen” at him.

Lee Purcell
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With a long and full filmography going back decades, Purcell is a genuine American talent. And we are so very happy to have her as our guest.

For more biographical information about Lee Purcell, please visit her website.

We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, October 5th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.

(This episode first airs Thursday, 10/08/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)