Registered: May 2009
Location: Belgium (French is my mother language).
Leila Hyams (1905-1977)Born in NWC into a family of vaudevillians she appeared on-stage with her parents while still a child.As a teenager she became well known across the US after appearing in a successful series of newspaper advertisements.This success led her to Hollywood.She made her first film in 1924,and with her blonde hair, delicate features,and good natured demeanor,was cast in a string of supporting roles, where she was required to do very little but smile and look pretty.She proved herself capable of handling the small roles she was assigned,and over a period of time she came to be taken seriously as an actress.By 1928 she was playing starring roles. Although she succeeded in films that required her to play pretty ingenues,she turned into a capable dramatic actress in 1930s crime melodramas.After ten years and 52 films,she retired from acting in 1936,but remained part of the Hollywood community. Kit:”PS:I love You” by Collab.designers (L.Griffin,L.Cumberland,MonicaDesigns, C.Lopez)