~Leila Hyams~

Born: May 1, 1905 in New York City, NY, USA
Died: December 4, 1977 in Bel Air, CA, USA
~Filmography~
First Aid (Short) (1943) ... Red Cross Worker

Yellow Dust (1936) ... Nellie Bryan
1,000 Dollars a Minute (1935) ... Dorothy Summers
People Will Talk (1935) ... Peggy Trask
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) ... Nell Kenner
No Ransom (1934) ... Barbara Winfield
Affairs of a Gentleman (1934) ... Gladys Durland
The Poor Rich (1934) ... Grace Hunter
Saturday's Millions (1933) ... Joan Chandler
Sing Sinner Sing (1933) ... Lela Larson
Horse Play (1933) ... Angelica Wayne
The Constant Woman (1933) ... Lou
Island of Lost Souls (1933) ... Ruth Thomas
The Big Broadcast (1932) ... Anita Rogers
Red-Headed Woman (1932) ... Irene
Freaks (1932) ... Venus
The Christmas Party (Short) (1932) ... Leila Hyams (uncredited)
Surrender (1932) ... Axelle von Meirbach
New Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (1931) ... Dorothy
The Phantom of Paris (1931) ... Cecile Bourrelier
Stepping Out (1931) ... Eve Martin
Men Call It Love (1931) ... Connie
Gentleman's Fate (1931) ... Marjorie Channing
Part Time Wife (1930) ... Mrs. Murdock (Betty Rogers)
Way for a Sailor (1930) ... Joan
Way Out West (1930) ... Molly Rankin
The Sins of the Children (1930) ... Alma Wagenkampf
Sweethearts and Wives (1930) ... Angela Worthington
The Big House (1930) ... Anne Marlowe
The Flirting Widow (1930) ... Evelyn
The Girl Said No (1930) ... Mary Howe
The Bishop Murder Case (1930) ... Belle Dillard

The Thirteenth Chair (1929) ... Helen O'Neill
Hurricane (1929) ... Mary Stevens
Masquerade (1929) ... Sylvia Graeme
Wonder of Women (1929) .... Karen
The Far Call (1929) .... Hilda Larsen
Spite Marriage (1929) .... Ethyl Norcrosse
Alias Jimmy Valentine (1928) .... Rose
Land of the Silver Fox (1928) .... Marie du Fronque
Honor Bound (1928) .... Selma Ritchie
The Crimson City (1928) .... Nadine Howells
A Girl in Every Port (1928) .... Sailor's wife
The Branded Sombrero (1928) .... Connie Marsh
The Wizard (1927) .... Anne Webster
One-Round Hogan (1927) .... Helen Davis
The Bush Leaguer (1927) .... Alice Hobbs
White Pants Willie (1927) .... Helen Charters
The Brute (1927) .... Jennifer Duan
Summer Bachelors (1926) .... Willowdean French
The Kick-Off (1926) .... Marilyn Spencer
Dancing Mothers (1926) .... Birdie Courtney
Sandra (1924) .... Mait Stanley
Born into a family of vaudevillians (her parents were the popular "bickering" comedy team of Johnny
Hyams and Leila McIntyre), Leila Hyams started out as a juvenile performer. Leila's movie career
was an outgrowth of her many appearances in magazine advertisements of the 1920s. She often
played conventional ingenues, though she was allowed a bit more three-dimensionality in such roles
as a baseball team owner in The Busher (1927), the prime murder suspect in The Thirteenth Chair
(1929), and the wisecracking circus-artiste heroine in Freaks (1932). Hyams' finest film hour was as
the good-natured saloon girl who teaches Roland Young how to play the drums in Ruggles of Red
Gap (1935). Retiring from the screen in 1936, Leila Hyams maintained her show business contacts
through the activities of her husband, agent Phil Berg.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Biography~