Born on 25 Jul 1901, Union Hill, New Jersey, Augusta Appel who changed her name to Lila Lee was a famous silent film actress who made a score of films but to those fans of Rudolph Valentino she was his co-star in the 1922 movie “Blood & Sand”.
Lila Lee was discovered at the age of 5 when she appeared with Gus Edwards School Days Review. At the age of 12, she was signed by Paramount Studios and from there a star was born. Lila Lee had a lot of career ups and downs she was finally forced to retire due to ill health. Lila had appeared on radio, television and Broadway her career spanned more than 50 years. She was married a total of three times. She died on 13 Nov 1973.