Lila Lee

Film Actress
Born Jul 25, 1901

Lila Lee was a prominent screen actress of the early silent film era.

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1901 Birth Born in 1901.


1918 17 Years Old In 1918, she was chosen for a film contract by Hollywood film mogul Jesse Lasky for Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, which later became Paramount Pictures. … Read More


1922 21 Years Old In 1922 Lee was cast as Carmen in the enormously popular film Blood and Sand, opposite matinee idol Rudolph Valentino and silent screen vamp Nita Naldi; Lee subsequently won the first WAMPAS Baby Stars award that year. … Read More
1923 22 Years Old Lee was married and divorced three times. Her first husband was actor James Kirkwood, Sr., whom she married in 1923.
1924 23 Years Old Lee and Kirkwood had a son in 1924, James Kirkwood, Jr., whose custody was granted to his father; he became a highly regarded playwright and screenwriter whose works include A Chorus Line and P.S. Your Cat Is Dead. … Read More


1931 30 Years Old The marriage ended in August 1931 on grounds of her desertion.


1973 73 Years Old In 1973 Lee died of a stroke at Saranac Lake. … Read More
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