Andrea Leeds

Highest Rated: 95% Stage Door (1937)
Lowest Rated: 90% Come and Get It (1936)
Birthday: Aug 14, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
After briefly attending UCLA, doll-faced brunette actress Andrea Leeds entered films as a bit player. Billed under her given name of Antoinette Lees, she played her first leading roles in the short-subject vehicles of Hal Roach comedian Charley Chase. As Andrea Leeds, she was brilliant as the neurotic, suicidal aspiring actress in Stage Door (1937), earning the unqualified praise of her co-workers (which included such tough judges as Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers) as well as an Academy Award nomination. Leeds was signed by Samuel Goldwyn in 1938, appearing as antiseptic heroines in The Goldwyn Follies (1938), They Shall Have Music (1939) and The Real Glory (1939). Unlike her Stage Door character, Andrea Leeds was more than willing to give up acting when opportunities for good roles began drying up; she retired from films completely upon marrying wealthy sportsman Robert S. Howard.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Earthbound Ellen Desborough 1940
No Score Yet The Real Glory Linda Hartley 1939
No Score Yet They Shall Have Music Ann Lawson 1939
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction Katherine 'Kay' Martin 1938
No Score Yet The Goldwyn Follies Hazel Dawes 1938
95% Stage Door Kaye 1937
No Score Yet It Could Happen to You Laura Compton 1937
90% Come and Get It Evvie Glasgow 1936
No Score Yet The Bohemian Girl Maid and Governess 1936
No Score Yet Song of the Trail Betty Hobson (as Antoinette Lees) 1936
No Score Yet The Moon's Our Home Salesgirl 1936
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno Anna 1935