Leila Bennett

Highest Rated: 100% Fury (1936)
Lowest Rated: 75% Doctor X (1932)
Birthday: Nov 17, 1892
Birthplace: Not Available
Mainly a bit player, Leila Bennett did deliver at least one memorable, if today controversial, performance -- that of the slovenly black maid whose homemade liquor puts Charles Farrell in the hospital in the 1932 comedy-drama The First Year. She had performed the role in blackface both on Broadway in 1920 and in the 1926 London production. A former member of the Harry Blaney Stock Company, Bennett had endured 53 weeks in the jury box in the long-running Broadway hit Lightning prior to making her screen debut in 1932. By 1936, she had become an extra and is barely visible as a member of the crowd in Fritz Lang's Fury.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
86% Gaslight Edna Hooper 1944
100% Fury Edna Hooper 1936
79% Mark of the Vampire Maria 1935
No Score Yet Housewife Jennie 1934
No Score Yet Dames Laura the Maid 1934
No Score Yet Strictly Dynamite Miss Hoffman 1934
No Score Yet No Other Woman Susie 1933
No Score Yet A Study in Scarlet Daft Dolly 1933
No Score Yet Tiger Shark Actor 1932
75% Doctor X Mamie, Dr. X's Housekeeper 1932
No Score Yet The Purchase Price Emily 1932
No Score Yet Taxi! Ruby 1932
No Score Yet Emma Matilda, Smith Maid 1932

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