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Lila Lee

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The Resume

    (July 25, 1901-November 13, 1973)
    Born in Union Hill, New Jersey
    Birth name was Augusta Wilhemena Fredicka Appel
    Raised in New York City
    Acted in ‘The Cruise of the Make-Believes’ (1918), ‘Male and Female’ (1919), ‘Crazy to Marry’ (1921), ‘Blood and Sand’ (1922), ‘Another Man’s Wife’ (1924), ‘Love, Live and Laugh’ (1929), ‘The Unholy Three’ (1930) and ‘Cottonpickin’ Chickenpickers’ (1967)

Why she might be annoying:

    Her childhood stage name was ‘Cuddles.’
    She said she became a child star on Broadway even though she couldn’t recite, dance, or sing and had a heavy lisp.
    She was heavily promoted by Paramount to replace Mary Pickford who had become demanding.
    She was rumored to be an alcoholic.
    All three of her marriages ended in divorce.
    When playboy Reid Russell killed himself, she persuaded his mother to burn his suicide note (1936).

Why she might not be annoying:

    She won wide acclaim after her very first film, ‘The Cruise of the Make-Believes.’
    At a time when most ingénues had blonde ringlets, her straight black hair made her stand out.
    Her studio renamed her ‘Lila Lee’ without her approval.
    Her film career in the 1930s was stalled by her tuberculosis.
    She witnessed Russell’s suicide.
    In later years she spoke highly of her film colleagues.
    Her son, James Kirkwood Jr., wrote the hit Broadway musical ‘A Chorus Line.’

Credit: Georgina

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2022, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 35.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 23 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 28 Votes: 60.71% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 96 Votes: 44.79% Annoying