Publicity photo of Baird from Stars of the Photoplay (1916)
June 20, 1883|
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||October 3, 1971
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Arthur F. Beck
Leah Baird (June 20, 1883 – October 3, 1971) was an American actress of the silent screen, and a screenwriter.
She began her film career in 1910 in Jean and the Waif opposite Jean, the Vitagraph Dog. She played several leads in William F. Brady's troupe, opposite Douglas Fairbanks. In the late 1910s she played in 15 episodes of the serial Wolves of Kultur. Baird wrote and produced film during the 1920s.
Baird later became a screenwriter and contributed to a number of Clara Bow features. She was married to producer Arthur F. Beck.
- Jean and the Waif (1910)
- Chumps (1912)
- A Cure for Pokeritis (1912)
- All for a Girl (1912)
- Hearts of the First Empire (1913)
- Ivanhoe (1913)
- Absinthe (1914)
- Neptune's Daughter (1914)
- Lights of New York (1916)
- One Law for Both (1917)
- The Echo of Youth (1919)
- Is Divorce A Failure? (1923)
- Lady Gangster (1942)
- Air Force (1943)
- The Adventures of Mark Twain (Uncredited, 1944)
- Mildred Pierce (Uncredited, 1945)
- Shadow of a Woman (1946)
- Around the World in Eighty Days (Uncredited, 1956)
- The Dawning (1912)
- Devil's Island (1926)
- Spangles (1926)
- The Return of Boston Blackie (1927)
- Jungle Bride (1933)
- Cynthia of the Minute (1920)
- Shadow of the Law (1926)
- Blaetz, Robin. "Leah Baird". Women Film Pioneers. Columbia University Libraries. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
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