Leila Hyams


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Leila Hyams

Leila Hyams Death

Leila passed away on December 4, 1977 at the age of 72 in Bel Air, California. Leila's cause of death was heart attack.

Leila Hyams death quick facts:
  • When did Leila Hyams die?

    December 4, 1977
  • How did Leila Hyams die? What was the cause of death?

    Heart attack
  • How old was Leila Hyams when died?

  • Where did Leila Hyams die? What was the location of death?

    Bel Air, California

Leila Hyams Birthday and Date of Death

Leila Hyams was born on May 1, 1905 and died on December 4, 1977. Leila was 72 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: May 1, 1905
Date of Death: December 4, 1977
Age at Death: 72

Is Leila Hyams's father, John Hyams, dead or alive?

John Hyams's information is not available now.

Is Leila Hyams's mother, Leila McIntyre, dead or alive?

Leila McIntyre's information is not available now.

Leila Hyams - Biography

Leila Hyams was an American model, vaudeville and film actress. Her relatively short film career began in the 20's silent films, and ended in 1936 and although only lasted around 10 years, she appeared in more than 50 film roles.
She made her first film in 1924, and with her blonde hair, green eyes, delicate features, and good-natured demeanor, was cast in a string of supporting roles, where she was required to do very little but smile and look pretty. She proved herself capable of handling the small roles she was assigned, and over a period of time, she came to be taken seriously as an actress. By 1928, she was playing starring roles, achieving success in MGM's first talkie release, Alias Jimmy Valentine (1928) opposite William Haines, Lionel Barrymore, and Karl Dane.

Hyams was the original choice to play Jane in Tarzan the Ape Man (1932), but turned it down. The role was played by Maureen O'Sullivan. She also appeared in the once controversial Jean Harlow film Red-Headed Woman (1932), the musical comedy The Big Broadcast (1932) with Bing Crosby, George Burns, and Gracie Allen, and was praised for her comedic performance in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935). In 1935 she made 1,000 Dollars a Minute for Republic and retired soon after.
After 12 years and 50 films, Hyams retired from acting in 1936, but remained part of the Hollywood community for the rest of her life. She was married to agent Phil Berg from 1927 until her death.