Tea Leoni was born in 1850 in the state of New Jersey. Her parents, David and Hannah Leoni, were both educators. During the late 1800’s, she moved to Ohio where she attended the Academy of Columbus, specializing in both music and education. In 18 67, she went to live in England and graduated from the University of Cambridge, specializing in languages.
Tea Leoni had a profound impact on her family. Her father, David, was a very popular teacher in their hometown of Englewood, New Jersey. She also attended the Putney School in Vermont, where her classmates included future world famous singer Melvyn Bragg, future actor Peter Pan, future US President Theodore Roosevelt, and future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Her younger sister, Anna Leoni followed a different path in life, becoming an actress. Her brother, Theodore served as a US Army major and later became a judge, while her brother, John served as an army surgeon.
It was then that tea Leoni met her future husband, Matthew Leoni. Though he was thirty years of her age, he reminded her of their earlier love for ballet when they were attending the same dance classes as they later did together. After they married, they had one child, Lee, who came from a previous marriage. Their son, Peter Pan was born in 1875 in Boston, Massachusetts. Though his parents, David and Hannah Leoni had divorced several years earlier, the Leonis remained close friends with the Leonis’ children and throughout their lives, supported each other in their careers.
Tea Leoni would have a role in the Broadway musical “Oranges and Lemons” as well as a role on the television series “Famous Mothers”. She appeared in a number of more mainstream movies, including “The Courtship of Miles Standish” as well as “All about Eve”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and “utherbertino”. The film versions of these films all featured her famous “tea leoni” dance that was made famous by Victor Fleming. In addition to her acting, tea leoni dolls were also manufactured by the manufacturer. Her most famous doll was a very lifelike version that appeared on the cover of the first “Midsummer Night’s Dream” film.
Although not as well known as some of the other performers of the era, Tim Duncorman was also notable. Born in Ireland, he is best known for playing an android in the TV series “Revenge of the Nerds”. He later went on to star in “Escape From Mars”, “Revenge of the Bat”, and “The Perfect Storm”. The first Tim Duncorman novel was “Look to the Closet” which was written in 1977. The actor also had a role on the television series “Stargate: SG1”.
The last of this cast is Jill Tracy. She played the role of a nursemaid in the TV series “MacGyver” before going on to play the main character in the film version of this series. She also had a minor role in the film adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and” Outbreak!”. She went on to star in the movies “Sudden Impact” and “Escape from Mars”. Her best-known role was in the comedy movie “Family Guy” as the mother of Peter, which was aired in 2004.