Knowledge Identifier: +Lila_Lee
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1901.
Countries: United States (56%), California (22%), Italy (11%)
Linked to: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, Paramount Pictures, One Increasing Purpose
In 1922 Lee was cast as "Carmen" in the enormously popular film "Blood and Sand", opposite matinee idol Rudolph Valentino and silent screen vamp Nita_Naldi; Lee subsequently won the first WAMPAS Baby Stars award that year
Her first husband was actor James Kirkwood, Sr., whom she married in 1923
Lee and Kirkwood had a son in 1924, James Kirkwood, Jr., whose custody was granted to his father; he became a highly regarded playwright and screenwriter whose works include "A Chorus Line" and "P.S. Your Cat Is Dead"
In 1973 Lee died of a stroke at Saranac Lake, New York