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Leila Hyams

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Leila Hyams was one of the top leading ladies of the early talkie pre-code years. She was a likable, pleasing actress with a charming presence. She had much spark, personality and charisma, and a touch of down-to-earthiness and naturalness that won over movie fans; they could relate to her. A versatile, excellent actress she was, able to conform to any role and maintain that special heartfelt sincerity she always displayed in her role. Freaks (1932) was her best-known movie, in which she played Venus and gave a compassionate performance. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Belle Dillard

The Bishop Murder Case 1930

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Character: Venus

Freaks 1932

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Character: Irene 'Rene' Legendre

Red-Headed Woman 1932

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Character: Anita Rogers

The Big Broadcast 1932

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Character: Nell Kenner

Ruggles of Red Gap 1935

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Character: Nellie Brian

Yellow Dust 1936

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Character: Venus

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