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Leatrice Joy (1893–1985)

Making her film debut as an extra in 1917, Leatrice Joy soon graduated to playing opposite comics Billy West and Oliver Hardy. Director Cecil B. DeMille took her under his wing and starred her in several of his films. Often playing career girls dressed in mannish suits, or sophisticated society girls, she is generally credited with starting the ... See full bio »


(age 91) in Riverdale, New York, USA

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Manslaughter Lydia Thorne
You Can't Fool Your Wife Edith McBride


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 1953-1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Cuckoo in Spring (1954) ... Rowena
 1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Steady Man (1954)
 1951 Love Nest
Eadie Gaynor
 1949 Air Hostess
Celia Hansen
 1949 Red Stallion in the Rockies
Martha Simpson
 1940 The Old Swimmin' Hole
Mrs. Julie Carter
 1939 First Love
Grace Shute Clinton
 1930 The Love Trader
Martha Adams
 1929 A Most Immoral Lady
Laura Sergeant
 1929 Strong Boy
Mary McGregor
 1929 The Bellamy Trial
Sue Ives
 1928 Tropic Madness
 1928 Show People
Leatrice Joyce (uncredited)
 1928 Man-Made Women
Nan Payson
 1928 The Blue Danube
 1927 The Angel of Broadway
Babe Scott
 1927 Vanity
Barbara Fiske
 1927 Nobody's Widow
Roxanna Smith
 1926 For Alimony Only
Mary Martin Williams
 1926 The Clinging Vine
Antoinette B. 'A.B.' Allen
 1926 Eve's Leaves
Eve Corbin
 1926 Made for Love
Joan Whipple / Herath
 1925 The Wedding Song
Beatrice Glynn
 1925 Hell's Highroad
Judy Nichols
 1924 Changing Husbands
Gwynne Evans / Eva Graham
 1924 Triumph
Ann Land
 1924 The Marriage Cheat
Helen Canfield
 1923 The Ten Commandments
Mary Leigh
 1923 The Silent Partner
Lisa Coburn
 1923 Hollywood
Leatrice Joy
 1923 You Can't Fool Your Wife
Edith McBride
 1923 Java Head
Taou Yuen
 1922 Minnie
 1922 The Man Who Saw Tomorrow
Rita Pring
 1922 Manslaughter
Lydia Thorne
 1922 The Bachelor Daddy
Sally Lockwood
 1922 Saturday Night
Iris Van Suydam
 1921 Voices of the City
Georgia Rodman
 1921 The Poverty of Riches
Katherine Colby
 1921 Ladies Must Live
 1921 The Ace of Hearts
 1921 A Tale of Two Worlds
Sui Sen
 1921 Bunty Pulls the Strings
Bunty Biggar
 1920 Down Home
Nance Pelot
 1920 The Invisible Divorce
Pidgie Ryder
 1920 Smiling All the Way
Alice Drydan
 1920 Blind Youth
Hope Martin
 1920 The Right of Way
Rosalie Eventurail
 1920 Just a Wife
Mary Virginia Lee
 1919 The Water Lily
Undetermined Role
 1919 The Man Hunter
 1918 Three X Gordon
Farmer's Daughter
 1918 Her Man
 1918 Wedlock
Jane Hollister
 1918 The City of Tears
 1918 One Dollar Bid
Emily Dare
 1918 Shackled
Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1918 The Handy Man (Short)
 1918 The Messenger (Short)
 1918 The Scholar (Short)
 1918 The Orderly (Short)
 1918 His Day Out (Short)
 1918 The Stranger (Short)
 1917 Auto Intoxication (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 Excess Baggage (Short)
Sue Topper
 1917/II The Slave (Short)
Susie, his daughter
 1917 A Society Scrimmage (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 Nearly a Baker (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 The Candy Kid (Short)
 1917 Susie Slips One Over (Short)
Susie (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 Susie's Scheme (Short)
Susie (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 Susie the Sleepwalker (Short)
Susie (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 The Rejuvenator (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 Wits and Fits (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 Her Fractured Voice (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 Susie of the Follies (Short)
Susie (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 The Window Dresser's Dream (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 Her Iron Will (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 The Wishbone (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 Getting the Evidence (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 Speed (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 The Magic Vest (Short) (as Beatrice Joy)
 1917 A Girl's Folly
Ingenue (uncredited)
 1917 Her Scrambled Ambition (Short)
Susie Speed
 1917 The Pride of the Clan
Extra (uncredited)
 1916 Their Counterfeit Vacation (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1916 A Troublesome Trip (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1916 The Other Man (Short)
 1916 The Folly of Revenge
Antonio's Daughter
 1915 His Turning Point
Mrs. Carey
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And when you're being paid hundreds of dollars to cry when they say cry - you're in trouble if you can't produce the tears forthwith! So I invented my own technique for creating tears when I needed them - I buried my mother mentally. I went through the whole funeral ceremony. And because I adored my mother, this unfailing brought on tears. I used to feel a little guilty about it afterward and try... See more »


Her great-grandson is David Prior, who is an actor, a screenwriter, and a DVD producer. See more »

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