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Lila Lee
Birth: Jul. 25, 1901
Union Hill
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1973
Saranac Lake
Franklin County
New York, USA

Actress. Born Augusta Appel, Lee was 13 years old when she was on Broadway performing in her well-know role as "Cuddles." Mother of writer James Kirkwood Jr., Lee appeared in “Blood and Sand” with Rudolph Valentino. As leading lady in 1930’s “The Unholy Three” (opposite Lon Chaney Sr.) she was positioned to become one of the new sound era's first major stars. Unfortunately her screen career was bedeviled by severe bouts with what was referred to as tuberculosis but whispered to be the results of acute alcoholism. In 1936, Lee was a witness to the suicide of playboy Reid Russell, and the same year, she retired from 19 years in the movies and went back to Broadway. (bio by: MC) 
Family links: 
  James Kirkwood (1875 - 1963)*
  James Kirkwood (1924 - 1989)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Stroke
Brookdale Cemetery
Lorain County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section F
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MC
Record added: May 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8748668
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