“Gone But Never Forgotten: Inside the Life and Career of Jennifer Leak, Star of the Unforgettable ’60s Hit Film”


Actress Jennifer Leak, known for her role in the beloved 1968 comedy “Yours, Mine and Ours,” passed away on March 18 at the age of 76, as reported by The East Hampton Star. The cause of death was cited as progressive supranuclear palsy in her obituary.

Leak’s most iconic role was as Colleen, one of the daughters in the film, where she starred alongside Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. The movie depicted a large blended family and remains a cherished classic. Although the film was remade in 2005 under the same title, Leak was not involved in the remake.

In addition to her memorable performance in “Yours, Mine and Ours,” Leak made notable contributions to television. She appeared in various soap operas such as “The Young and the Restless,” “One Life to Live,” “Guiding Light,” “Another World,” and “Ryan’s Hope.” Leak also graced the screens of popular shows like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Ironside,” “Wojeck,” and the original version of “Hawaii Five-O.”

One of those honoring Leak’s memory was her former husband and co-star in “Yours, Mine and Ours,” Tim Matheson. His tribute underscores the impact Leak had both on and off-screen, leaving behind a legacy that will be fondly remembered by fans and colleagues alike.


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