Andrea Leeds

Birth Name: Antoinette Lees

Date of Birth: August 18, 1913

Place of Birth: Butte, Montana, U.S.

Date of Death: May 21, 1984

Place of Death: Riverside, California, U.S.

*English (father)
*Italian (mother)

Andrea Leeds was an American film actress and horse breeder. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Stage Door (1937). She was also known for her roles in Come and Get It, It Could Happen to You, The Goldwyn Follies, The Real Glory, and Earthbound, among other films.

She was the daughter of Lina Valencia and Charles Edward Leeds, a mining engineer. Her father was English and her mother was Italian. She spent much of her childhood in Mexico, for her father’s job. Andrea was married to Robert Stewart Howard, until his death, with whom she had two children. Robert was the son of Charles S. Howard, a prominent automobile dealer and thoroughbred racehorse owner, who owned Seabiscuit. Andrea and Robert owned the Howard Manor in Palm Springs.

Andrea’s paternal grandfather was named John Charles Lees.

Andrea’s paternal grandmother was named Elizabeth Barfield Asher.

Andrea’s maternal grandfather was named Antone De Oviddio.

Andrea’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Sardell.

Source: Genealogy of Andrea Leeds –

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