Leatrice Joy

Highest Rated: 100% Show People (1928)
Birthday: Nov 7, 1893
Birthplace: Not Available
Trained as an actress in Southern and Midwestern stock companies, the lovely Leatrice Joy entered films as an extra in 1915. Her first break was as the leading lady in the 2-reel comedies starring Chaplin imitator Billy West, wherein she was often menaced by top-hatted villain Oliver Hardy. During the early 1920s, Joy was under contract to Cecil B. DeMille, starring in such extravaganzas as Manslaughter (1922) and The Ten Commandments (1923); she later would recall that the plots of these films were corny in the extreme and that DeMille could be a merciless martinet, but that she was grateful to the director for the salutary effect he had on her career. In most of her silent appearances, Joy was something of a forerunner to Rosalind Russell: the fashionable businesswoman or stuck-up society girl who is eventually "tamed" by the handsome leading man. After appearing in two talkies, Joy retired, reemerging in a good character part as a kittenish elderly lady who is swindled by charming con artist Frank Fay in 1951's Love Nest. At the height of her 1920s fame, Leatrice Joy was married to superstar John Gilbert; their daughter, Leatrice Joy Gilbert Fountain, authored the Gilbert autobiography Dark Star.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Manslaughter Lydia Thorne 2000
No Score Yet Love Nest Eadie Gaynor 1951
No Score Yet A Guy Named Joe Actor 1944
No Score Yet First Love Grace Clinton 1939
100% Show People Actor 1928
No Score Yet Made for Love Actor 1926
No Score Yet Eve's Leaves Actor 1926
No Score Yet The Clinging Vine Antoinette Allen 1926
83% The Ten Commandments Mary 1923
No Score Yet Saturday Night Iris Van Suydam, Society Girl 1922
No Score Yet The Ace of Hearts Lilith 1921
No Score Yet Ace Of Hearts Actor 1921
No Score Yet A Tale of Two Worlds Sui Sen 1921
No Score Yet The Pride of the Clan Extra 1917
No Score Yet A Girl's Folly Actor 1917


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