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Andrea Leeds

Biography

American film actress most widely known on her behalf Academy Award-nominated role within the film Stage Door. She also made an appearance in films such as for example Swanee River and Earthbound. She was created Antoinette Leeds in Bute, Montana. She started her profession playing little bit parts under her delivery name until she got her initial major role within the film Arrive and OBTAIN IT. She became an effective equine breeder after her performing career finished. She was wedded to Robert Stewart Howard from 1939 until her loss of life in 1984. That they had two kids. She acted within the acclaimed film Stage Door contrary I REALLY LIKE Lucy superstar Lucille Ball.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andrea Leeds
Date Of Birth August 14, 1914
Died May 21, 1984, Palm Springs, California, United States
Place Of Birth Butte, MT
Profession Movie Actress
Education University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality American
Spouse Robert Stewart
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Movies Stage Door, The Real Glory, Swanee River, They Shall Have Music, The Goldwyn Follies, Come and Get It, Letter of Introduction, The Bohemian Girl, It Could Happen to You, Earthbound, Magnificent Obsession, Youth Takes a Fling
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Dead ringer for Olivia de Havilland.
2Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 27, a daughter Leann May Howard on March 7, 1942. Child's father was her husband, Robert S. Howard.
3Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a son Robert Stewart Howard on December 7, 1940. Child's father was her husband, Robert S. Howard.
4Following her self-imposed retirement from films in the late 30s, she signed, to the surprise of many, with Paramount Pictures in the mid-1940s but no work ever derived from it.
5Considered for the role of "Melanie Hamilton" in David O. Selznick's Gone with the Wind (1939). The role eventually went to Olivia de Havilland.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Earthbound1940Ellen Desborough
Swanee River1939Jane McDowell Foster
The Real Glory1939Linda Hartley
They Shall Have Music1939Ann Lawson
Youth Takes a Fling1938Helen Brown
Letter of Introduction1938Katherine 'Kay' Martin
The Goldwyn Follies1938Hazel Dawes
Stage Door1937Kay Hamilton
It Could Happen to You!1937Laura Compton
Come and Get It1936Evvie Glasgow
My Man Godfrey1936Socialite at Scavenger Hunt (uncredited)
Forgotten Faces1936Salesgirl (as Antoinette Lees)
The Moon's Our Home1936Perfume Salesgirl (as Antoinette Lees)
Song of the Trail1936Betty Hobson (as Antoinette Lees)
Sutter's Gold1936Nurse (uncredited)
The Count Takes the Count1936ShortGloria Grayson (as Antoinette Lees)
The Bohemian Girl1936Maid and Governess (uncredited)
Magnificent Obsession1935Nina (uncredited)
Life Hesitates at 401935ShortDr. Finlayson's Nurse (uncredited)
Anna Karenina1935Girl in Bar (uncredited)
Dante's Inferno1935Anna - Betty's Maid (uncredited)
Asegure a su mujer1935as Antoinette Lees
Bachelor of Arts1934Student Occupations Bureau Clerk (uncredited)
Elinor Norton1934Nurse (uncredited)
Meet the Baron1933College Girl (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Goldwyn Follies1938"Love Walked In" 1937, uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play1941Documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind1988TV Movie documentaryHerself - Actress Testing as Melanie
The Laurel and Hardy Show1986TV SeriesMaid and governess (1986)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1938OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleStage Door (1937)


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#Quote
1I didn't know I was reticent till I became a movie actress. I knew I was a little shy, a little reluctant to express my feelings. But that was just me - the way I was made.


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