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Leila Bennett (1892–1965)

Leila Bennett was born on November 17, 1892 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Fury (1936), Dames (1934) and Tiger Shark (1932). She was married to Francis M. (Frank) Keough. She died on January 5, 1965 in New York, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Fury Edna Hooper
Dames Laura - Matilda's Maid
Doctor X
Doctor X Mamie
Tiger Shark
Tiger Shark Muggsey


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 1936 Fury
Edna Hooper
 1935 Mark of the Vampire
 1935 One New York Night
Betty (uncredited)
 1934 Wagon Wheels
Hetty Masters
 1934 Dames
Laura - Matilda's Maid
 1934 Housewife
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
Miss Hoffman
 1934 Unknown Blonde
The Maid
 1934 Once to Every Woman
 1934 Easy to Love
Hotel Maid (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Stool-Pigeon Maid (uncredited)
 1933 Sunset Pass
Hetty Miller
 1933 A Study in Scarlet
Daffy Dolly
 1933 Terror Aboard
Lena Klein
 1933 No Other Woman
Susie Bogavitch
 1932 Tiger Shark
 1932 Doctor X
 1932 The First Year
 1932 The Purchase Price
 1932 Taxi!
 1932 Emma
 1931 Gentleman's Fate
Lunch Counter Attendant (uncredited)
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Stage Play: It's a Wise Child. Comedy. Written by Laurence E. Johnson. Scenic Design by Joseph Wickes. Directed by David Belasco. Belasco Theatre: 6 Aug 1929- Jul 1930 (closing date unknown/378 performances). Cast: Leila Bennett (as "Bertha"), Humphrey Bogart (as "Roger Baldwin"), Harlan Briggs (as "G.A. Appleby"), Porter Hall (as "Otho ... See more »


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Diminutive bit player of the 1930s, one-time member of the Harry Blaney Stock Company in Brooklyn. The one performance which allowed her more screen time , as a stereotypical Negro maid in the 1932 comedy 'The First Year', gained a measure of notoriety with changing socio/political views, since the part was played by a white actress in blackface.

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