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January 26, 2021

30 Beautiful Photos of American Actress Andrea Leeds in the 1930s

Born 1914 as Antoinette Lees in Butte, Montana, American actress Andrea Leeds began her film career in 1933 playing bit parts and using her given name. As Andrea Leeds, she played her first substantial role in the film Come and Get It (1936) and achieved another success with her next film It Could Happen to You! (1937).


A popular supporting player of the late 1930s, Leeds was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Stage Door (1937). She read for the role of Melanie in Gone with the Wind; however the role was given to Olivia de Havilland.

Leeds was progressing to leading roles, when she retired from acting following her marriage in 1939, and was later a successful horse breeder. She died from cancer in 1984 in Palm Springs, California at the age of 69. A resident of the city for many years, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to her in 1994.

Take a look at these beautiful photos to see portrait of a young Andrea Leeds in the 1930s.


































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