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Leila McIntyre

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Leila McIntyre
McIntyre in 1911
Born(1882-12-20)December 20, 1882
Vermont, U.S.
DiedJanuary 9, 1953(1953-01-09) (aged 70)
Years active1903–1946
John Hyams
(m. 1904; died 1940)
ChildrenLeila Hyams

Leila McIntyre (December 20, 1882 – January 9, 1953) was an American actress and vaudeville performer.

Early life

Leila McIntyre was from Vermont,[1] She was on stage from childhood.[2]


Leila McIntyre and John Hyams, from a 1917 publication.
Leila McIntyre and John Hyams, from a 1917 publication.

Leila McIntyre was a vaudeville performer,[3] first as half of Linton & McIntyre, "The Chattering Chums",[4] and finding fame as part of the Hyams & McIntyre comedy team with her husband, John Hyams.[5] She appeared in several Broadway productions, including Mother Goose (1903),[6] A Little of Everything (1904),[7] York State Folks (1905), The Girl of My Dreams (1911)[8] and The Dancing Duchess (1914).[9] In a review of The Girl of My Dreams, the New York Times noted that McIntyre had "a pretty saucer-eyed innocent stare and quavering treble" suited to her ingenue role.[10]

Leila McIntyre appeared in almost forty films, usually in small roles, including twice as Mary Todd Lincoln, in The Plainsman (1936) and in The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). She was also seen in Hurricane (1929), On the Level (1930), Marriage on Approval (1933), Her Secret (1933), Private Worlds (1935), Murder in the Fleet, Mr. Cinderella (1936), Pick a Star (1937),[11] The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939) and Captain Eddie (1945). Her last film role was in The Hoodlum Saint (1946).[12]

Personal life

Leila McIntyre married fellow actor John Hyams, in 1904. Their daughter, Leila Hyams (1905-1977), also became an actress.[13] Leila McIntyre was widowed in 1940.[14] She died in 1953, aged 70 years, in Los Angeles, California.[15]


Year Title Role Notes
1929 Hurricane Mrs. Stevens
1930 On the Level Mom Whalen
1931 City Lights Flower Shop Assistant Uncredited
1932 Forbidden Uncredited
1933 Footlight Parade Mother in 'Honeymoon Hotel' Uncredited
1933 Marriage on Approval Mary MacDonald
1933 Her Secret Dean of Women
1934 Dr. Monica Elizabeth - Monica's Maid Uncredited
1935 A Night at the Ritz Banker's Wife Uncredited
1935 Private Worlds Mrs. Marley
1935 Murder in the Fleet Mrs. Ambrose Justin Uncredited
1935 The Virginia Judge Mrs. Stuart
1935 Coronado Hotel Guest Uncredited
1936 Dangerous Waters Mrs. Brunch Uncredited
1936 The Prisoner of Shark Island Mary Todd Lincoln
1936 We Went to College Mrs. Tomlin Uncredited
1936 Mr. Cinderella Mrs. Wilberforce
1936 The Plainsman Mary Todd Lincoln Uncredited
1937 Pick a Star Mrs. McGregor
1939 Zenobia Mrs. Langhorn Uncredited
1939 The Women Woman with Bundles Uncredited
1939 The Housekeeper's Daughter Mrs. Randall
1940 Framed Elderly Woman Uncredited
1940 Women Without Names Juror Uncredited
1940 Third Finger, Left Hand Mrs. Thompson Uncredited
1941 Accent on Love Elderly Woman Uncredited
1941 Private Nurse Woman in Flower Shop Uncredited
1942 Maisie Gets Her Man Mrs. Dillon Uncredited
1942 Tennessee Johnson Minor Role Uncredited
1943 Crash Dive Senator's Wife Uncredited
1943 Wintertime Bridge Player Uncredited
1945 A Guy, a Gal and a Pal Jimmy's Mother Uncredited
1945 Nob Hill Minor Role Uncredited
1945 Captain Eddie Mrs. Foley
1945 Fallen Angel Bank Clerk Uncredited
1946 The Hoodlum Saint Mrs. Ryan Uncredited, (final film role)


  1. ^ "Easter Blooms in the Theaters" The Gazette Times, Pittsburgh (April 20, 1919): 54. via Newspapers.comopen access
  2. ^ "Lincoln Stage Notes" The Lincoln Daily Star (October 13, 1911): 7. via Newspapers.comopen access
  3. ^ "Orpheum Offerings" Western Magazine (November 1, 1919): xii.
  4. ^ "Advance Comment" The Capital (July 19, 1902): 11.
  5. ^ Anthony Slide, Encyclopedia of Vaudeville (University Press of Mississippi 2012): 256-257. ISBN 9781617032509
  6. ^ "Klaw and Erlanger are Well Prepared" Broadway Weekly (August 18, 1904): 17.
  7. ^ Roland Burke Hennessy, "The American Stage: A Little of Everything and Much of Faye Templeton" Broadway Weekly (June 23, 1904): 12.
  8. ^ "Leila McIntyre in The Girl of my Dreams" Cosmopolitan Magazine (November 1911): 807.
  9. ^ "Hyams & McIntyre" in Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly, eds., Vaudeville Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performances in America (Psychology Press 2007): 545-546. ISBN 9780415938532
  10. ^ "'Girl of My Dreams' at the Criterion" New York Times (August 8, 1911): 9. via ProQuest
  11. ^ Mark Potts, Dave Shephard, What Was The Film When? The Movies of Laurel and Hardy (2007): 170. ISBN 9780955531835
  12. ^ Leila McIntyre filmography, Turner Classic Movies.
  13. ^ "Leila Hyams, 72, Golden Girl of Movies in 20's and 30's, Dies" New York Times (December 9, 1977): 2.
  14. ^ "John Hyams; Old Time Vaudeville Actor and Father of Film Actress, Leila" New York Times (December 11, 1940): 28.
  15. ^ "Mrs. Leila McIntyre" Tampa Tribune (January 11, 1953): 6. via Newspapers.comopen access

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