Leslie Easterbrook

Leslie Easterbrook

Birth name: Leslie Eileen Easterbrook
Born: July 29, 1949
Age: 68
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Biography

Leslie Eileen Easterbrook (born July 29, 1949) is an American actress known for her role as Sgt. Debbie Callahan in the Police Academy movies, and as Rhonda on Laverne & Shirley.

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Early life

Easterbrook was born in Los Angeles. She is adopted; her adoptive parents, Carl and Helen Easterbrook, raised her in Arcadia, Nebraska. She attended and graduated from Kearney High School and Stephens College. Her father was a music professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Career

Easterbrook appeared in about a dozen feature films and over 300 television episodes.

One of her first notable roles was as Rhonda Lee on Laverne & Shirley. The role of Rhonda was part of the show's change of locale from Milwaukee to Hollywood.

She also appeared as Debbie Callahan, in the Police Academy movie series.

Easterbrook also appeared in Murder, She Wrote, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Baywatch, Matlock, Hunter, and The Dukes of Hazzard. In 2005, she replaced Karen Black as Mother Firefly in Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects, the sequel to the 2003 horror movie, House of 1000 Corpses. In 2007, she played security guard Patty Frost in Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween. In 2008, she played as Betty in the thriller/horror film House. In 2010, she starred in The Afflicted. She also appeared on Ryan's Hope as Devlin Kowalski. Her voice work has been featured in several projects, including Superman and Batman: The Animated Series.

She sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XVII and have landed her starring roles in musicals on Broadway and throughout the country; she recorded a song for the soundtrack of Police Academy: Mission to Moscow.

Easterbrook made a video, Real Beginner's Guide to the Shotgun Sports, the first in a series designed to encourage and prepare nonshooters for their first shooting experience. Easterbrook serves on the board of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and supports a number of children's charities. Easterbrook is a National Rifle Association member and has served on the board of directors of the California Rifle and Pistol Association.

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