Leila Hyams

Highest Rated: 100% Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Lowest Rated: 86% The Big House (1930)
Birthday: May 1, 1905
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
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.

Highest Rated Movies



100% Ruggles of Red Gap Nell Kenner 1935
No Score Yet Hell in a Circus Lou 1935
93% Island of Lost Souls Ruth Thomas 1933
No Score Yet Sing, Sinner, Sing Lela Larson 1933
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast Anita Rogers 1932
94% Freaks Venus 1932
No Score Yet Red Headed Woman Irene "Rene" Legendre 1932
No Score Yet Surrender Axelle 1931
No Score Yet New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford Dorothy 1931
No Score Yet The Phantom of Paris Cecile 1931
No Score Yet Men Call It Love Connie 1931
No Score Yet Gentleman's Fate Marjorie 1931
No Score Yet The Sins of the Children Alma 1930
86% The Big House Anne Marlowe 1930
No Score Yet The Girl Said No Mary Howe 1930
No Score Yet The Bishop Murder Case Belle Dillard 1930
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Chair Helen 'Nellie' O'Neill 1929
100% Spite Marriage Ethyle 1929
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port The Sailors Wife 1928
No Score Yet Dancing Mothers Birdie Courtney 1926