NOREEN NASH came to Hollywood as the Apple Blossom Queen of Wenatchee, Washington, under her given name of Noreen Roth, and began acting in movies and television as Noreen Nash. She was chosen by famed international movie director Jean Renoir for the ingénue lead in his film The Southerner, which is considered by critics to be Renoir’s best American film. Noreen decided to give up her busy and successful film career to raise a family and to attend college at UCLA, where she was a French major, and from where she graduated with honors. She was married to Dr. Lee E. Siegel for 47 years, until his death. She later married actor James Whitmore. She has two sons, Pulitzer Prize nominee Lee Siegel Jr., noted author of fifteen books and Professor of World Religions at the University of Hawaii; and Dr. Robert Siegel, head of Cardiologiy at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles. She has four grandchildren who are the light of her life.
Noreen was inspired by her love of French history to write Agnes Sorel, Mistress of Beauty. This is the story of a true historical figure whose loveliness remains legend, and who became the first officially designated mistress to a king of France who struggled to follow the visions of Joan of Arc.
Noreen’s study of medical history spurred her to write By Love Fulfilled, which follows a young physician in the court of Catherine de Médici during a time of social, political and religious upheaval.
The Paris Diet
by Noreen Nash
The mouth watering recipes with a French flair contained in The Paris Diet can not only make you thin, will but make sure you stay that way; everyone who has tried this revolutionary yet common sense, physician-endorsed diet finds they not only lose weight, but feel better and look better, so make eating a joie de vivre experience with THE PARIS DIET, and remember: toujours bon appetit!
Titans of The Muses
by Noreen Nash & Jeanne Rejaunier
A fascinating, heretofore unseen portrait of two of the most noteworthy cultural figures of the 20th century. Jean Renoir, one of the foremost film directors of all time, and Henry Miller, topping the list of most controversial figures in American literature, were both close friends of Noreen Nash and her husband, Hollywood “Physician to the Stars” Lee E. Siegel, M.D, and yet the two men had never
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