Leila Hyams (May 1, 1905 – December 4, 1977) was an American film and stage actress, model, and vaudevillian, who came from a show business family.Her relatively short film career began in 1924 during the era of silent films and ended in 1936, (although appearing in a 1946 short film).
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She was born in New York City to vaudeville comedy performers John Hyams, (1869-1940) and Leila (née McIntyre) Hyams (1882-1953). Both parents appeared in films and mother Leila Senior was also a noted stage performer; her parents can later be seen together in several Hollywood films such as in 1939's The Housekeeper's Daughter. Hyams appeared on stage with her parents while still a child, working in their vaudeville act for five years. As a teenager, she worked as a model and became well known across the United States after appearing in a successful series of newspaper advertisements. This success led her to Hollywood.
She made her first film in 1924, and with her blonde hair, green eyes, delicate features, and good-natured demeanor, was cast in a string of supporting roles, where she was required to do very little but smile and look pretty. She proved herself capable of handling the small roles she was assigned, and over a period of time, she came to be taken seriously as an actress. By 1928, she was playing starring roles, achieving success in MGM's first talkie release, Alias Jimmy Valentine (1928) opposite William Haines, Lionel Barrymore, and Karl Dane. The following year, she appeared in the popular murder mystery The Thirteenth Chair, a role that offered her the chance to display her dramatic abilities as a murder suspect. At Fox that same year, she appeared in director Allan Dwan's now lost romantic adventure The Far Call opposite Charles Morton. The quality of her parts continued to improve as the decade turned, including a role...
Hyams married her agent Phil Berg in 1927. In 1936, after a 12-year acting career and performing in 50 films, she retired from the motion-picture industry; nevertheless, she remained active in the Hollywood community for the rest of her life. In 1977, after a "brief illness", Hyams died at age 72 at her home in Bel-Airin Los Angeles. She was survived by her husband Phil.
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Jul 30, 2020 · English: Leila Hyams (1905 – 1977) was an American model and vaudeville and film actress. Media in category "Leila Hyams" The following 16 files are in this category, out of 16 total. Hyams-Leila 1932.jpg 1,849 × 2,515; 1.48 MB
Leila Hyams (1 de mayu de 1905 – 4 d'avientu de 1977) foi una actriz cinematográfica de nacionalidá estauxunidense. La so carrera cinematográfica, relativamente curtia, empecipiar nel cine mudu y remató mediaos los años 1930.
in the 1920's and 30's. Born in New York City, she is best known for her starring role in the horror classic Freaks. Interestingly, as rare as cleave gags were in the 1930's, (and the were VERY rare), Hyams received them twice, in the same year.
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Apr 19, 2021 · Leila Hyams has been died on 4 December 1977. She born under the Taurus horoscope as Leila's birth date is May 1. Leila Hyams height 7 Feet 1 Inches (Approx) & weight 170 lbs (77.1 kg) (Approx.). Right now we don't know about body measurements.
Leila Hyams was one of the top leading ladies of the early talkie pre-code years. She was a likable, pleasing actress with a charming presence. She had much spark, personality and charisma, and a touch of down-to-earthiness and naturalness that won over movie fans; they could relate to her.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Freaks (also re-released as Forbidden Love and Natures Mistakes), is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film produced and directed by Tod Browning, and starring Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova and Roscoe Ates.
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