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Lela Bliss (1896–1980)

Lela Bliss was born on May 11, 1896 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The Snake Pit (1948), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Blondie (1957). She was married to Harry Hayden. She died on May 15, 1980 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. See full bio »
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Known For

The Snake Pit
The Snake Pit Miss Greene
(1948)
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone Mrs. Chester
(1959)
Blondie
Blondie Cora Woodley / Mrs. Dithers
(1957)
The Dark Mirror
The Dark Mirror Mrs. Didriksen
(1946)

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 1967 That Girl (TV Series)
Irate Woman
- Gone with the Breeze (1967) ... Irate Woman
 1965 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Mrs. Harvey Saunders
- The Addams Family in Court (1965) ... Mrs. Harvey Saunders
 1964 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Mrs. Bromley
- Moko (1964) ... Mrs. Bromley
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Mrs. Morrison
- A Hall Full of Strangers (1963) ... Mrs. Morrison
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Mrs. Simpson
- A Flame in the Dark (1963) ... Mrs. Simpson
 1960 Pepe
Dowager at Sands (uncredited)
 1960 Bells Are Ringing
Dowager Art Lover Party Guest (uncredited)
 1959 Not for Hire (TV Series)
Mrs. Martha Whittier
- The Fickle Fingers (1959) ... Mrs. Martha Whittier
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. Chester
- Time Enough at Last (1959) ... Mrs. Chester
 1959 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Mrs. Wadsworth
- The Seal Who Came to Dinner (1959) ... Mrs. Wadsworth
 1959 Ask Any Girl
Mrs. Webson (uncredited)
 1958 Auntie Mame
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1958 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Van Dyke
- The Masquerade Ball (1958) ... Mrs. Van Dyke
 1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Ellen Winters
- Monkeyshines (1958) ... Ellen Winters
 1958 Maverick (TV Series)
Mrs. Shelbourne
- Diamond in the Rough (1958) ... Mrs. Shelbourne
 1958 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Aunt Molly Wharton
- The Honorable Don Charlie Story (1958) ... Aunt Molly Wharton
 1957 Blondie (TV Series)
Cora Woodley / Mrs. Dithers
- Home Sweet Home (1957) ... Mrs. Dithers
- Mr. Dithers Moves in (1957) ... Cora Woodley (as Lela Bliss-Hayden)
- Mr. Dithers Is Hospitalized (1957) ... Cora Woodley
 1956 The Opposite Sex
Wealthy Matron (uncredited)
 1956 Three for Jamie Dawn
Mrs. Hopp (uncredited)
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
First Phone Operator
- Emergency Call (1956) ... First Phone Operator
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Emma Kinsolving
- The Rites of Spring (1956) ... Emma Kinsolving
 1955 Hook a Crook (Short)
Mrs. Van Sickle (uncredited)
 1955 Ain't Misbehavin'
Mrs. Hanover-Burke (uncredited)
 1955 The Big Tip Off
Mrs. Marshall
 1951-1955 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Adele Johnson / Adele
- Father Becomes Efficient (1955) ... Adele Johnson
- The Uninvited Guests (1955) ... Adele Johnson
- Jackie Writes a Book (1952) ... Adele Johnson
- Premature Engagement (1952) ... Adele Johnson
- Stu Has a Baby (1952) ... Adele Johnson
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Jessie Morgan
- A New Whistle for the Cheryl Ann (1954) ... Jessie Morgan
 1954 Susan Slept Here
Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
 1954 City Story (Short)
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Worthy
- Call Me Mrs. (1954) ... Worthy
 1954 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Mrs. Morris
- Riley Teaches Junior Boxing (1954) ... Mrs. Morris
 1952-1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953 All I Desire
Belle Stanton (uncredited)
 1953 Mr. & Mrs. North (TV Series)
R.C. Dennis
- Seven Sacred Rubies (1953) ... R.C. Dennis
 1953 The Blue Gardenia
Miss Stanley (uncredited)
 1953 Tonight We Sing
Mrs. Granek (uncredited)
 1952 Army Bound
Mrs. Harris
 1952 My Little Margie (TV Series)
Trixie Wilson
- Vern's Chums (1952) ... Trixie Wilson
 1952 The Rose Bowl Story
Miss Atkinson (uncredited)
 1952 When in Rome
Mrs. Wigland (uncredited)
 1952 Young Man with Ideas
Mrs. Tom Hanley (uncredited)
 1951 On the Loose
Nurse (uncredited)
 1951 So You Want to Be a Bachelor (Short)
Phoebe Peckinpah - Joe's Mother - in - Law (uncredited)
 1951 No Questions Asked
Woman in Lounge (uncredited)
 1951 Ghost Chasers
Margo the Medium
 1951 Payment on Demand
Mrs. Filson (uncredited)
 1951 The Company She Keeps
Window Shopper (uncredited)
 1950 To Please a Lady
Regina's Secretary
 1950 Never a Dull Moment
Mama Dude (uncredited)
 1949 And Baby Makes Three
Laura Payton (uncredited)
 1949 Intruder in the Dust
Mrs. Mallison
 1949 Miss Mink of 1949
Phoebe (uncredited)
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Woman (uncredited)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Miss Greene
 1948 Give My Regards to Broadway
Mrs. Boyd (uncredited)
 1948 I Remember Mama
Head Nurse (uncredited)
 1947 Song of Love
Mrs. Heller (uncredited)
 1947 When a Girl's Beautiful
Betty Broadway
 1947 Gas House Kids Go West
Mrs. Crowley
 1947 Miracle on 34th Street
Mrs. Shellhammer (uncredited)
 1946 The Dark Mirror
Mrs. Didriksen
 1946 Without Reservations
Mrs. Bertha Randall (uncredited)
 1944 Since You Went Away
Gabby Woman on Telephone at Train Station (uncredited)
 1944 Ladies of Washington
Taxi Passenger (uncredited)
 1942 So You Want to Give Up Smoking (Short)
Smoker in Montage (uncredited)
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Citizens Committee Woman (uncredited)
 1939 Trouble Finds Andy Clyde (Short)
 1938 Home on the Rage (Short)
Mrs. Clyde (as Leila Bliss)
 1936 Hitch Hike to Heaven
Nadia De La Ney
 1919 The Loves of Letty
Hilda Gunning (as Leila Bliss)
 1915 Pretty Mrs. Smith
Letitia Proudfoot (as Leila Bliss)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Leila Bliss | Lela Bliss-Hayden
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Trivia:

Bliss had a son named Don with Hayden, and another son named Richard.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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