Leila Ernst

Leila Ernst (July 28, 1922 – 1970) was an American Broadway actress. Her Broadway debut was in the 1939 production Too Many Girls. She also had a role in the film Life with Henry.

Early life

Ernst was born on July 28, 1922, in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. She had two younger brothers.[1][2] She attended school in Europe and according to her, "I'd probably been better off in a school right here at home."[3] Her family did not approve of her becoming an actress, enrolling in a drama school, and joining the Mercury Theater Group. Ernst did multiple jobs including nailing scenery and delivering posters by driving the company's Ford Model T.[4]

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