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Leila Hyams (1905–1977)

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. A versatile, excellent actress she was, able to conform ... See full bio »

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Freaks Venus
Island of Lost Souls
Island of Lost Souls Ruth Thomas
Ruggles of Red Gap
Ruggles of Red Gap Nell Kenner
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 1936 Yellow Dust
Nellie Brian
 1935 1,000 Dollars a Minute
Dorothy Summers
 1935 People Will Talk
Peggy Trask
 1934 No Ransom
Barbara Winfield
 1934 Affairs of a Gentleman
Gladys Durland
 1934 The Poor Rich
Grace Hunter
 1933 Saturday's Millions
Joan Chandler
 1933 Sing Sinner Sing
Lela Larson
 1933 Horse Play
Angelica Wayne
 1933 The Constant Woman
 1932 Red-Headed Woman
Irene 'Rene' Legendre
 1932 Freaks
 1931 Surrender
Axelle von Meirbach
 1931 The Christmas Party (Short)
Leila Hyams (uncredited)
 1931 The Phantom of Paris
Cecile Bourrelier
 1931 Men Call It Love
 1931 Gentleman's Fate
Marjorie Channing
 1930 Part Time Wife
Mrs. Murdock (Betty Rogers)
 1930 Way for a Sailor
 1930 Sweethearts and Wives
Angela Worthington
 1930 The Big House
 1930 The Flirting Widow
 1930 The Girl Said No
Mary Howe
 1929 Hurricane
Mary Stevens
 1929 Masquerade
Sylvia Graeme
 1929 Wonder of Women
 1929 The Idle Rich
Joan Thayer
 1929 The Far Call
Hilda Larsen
 1929 Spite Marriage
Ethyl Norcrosse
 1928 Honor Bound
Selma Ritchie
 1928 A Girl in Every Port
Widow in San Pedro, Belize
 1928 The Branded Sombrero
Connie Marsh
 1927 One-Round Hogan
Helen Davis
 1927 The Bush Leaguer
Alice Hobbs
 1927 White Pants Willie
Helen Charters
 1927 The Brute
Jennifer Duan
 1926 Summer Bachelors
Willowdean French
 1926 The Kick-Off
Marilyn Spencer
 1926 Dancing Mothers
Birdie Courtney
 1924 Sandra
Mait Stanley
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Sparkling green-eyed blonde ingenue of American silent and early sound pictures, best known for her roles in the classic horror features Freaks (1932) and Island of Lost Souls (1932). Her career lasted little more than a decade. See more »

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