Caption: Still of W.C. Fields, Hugh Herbert, Andy Clyde, Susan Fleming, Jack Oakie, Lyda Roberti and Ben Turpin in Million Dollar Legs (1932)
Born: May 20, 1906
Star sign: Taurus
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)
Known for: The Kid from Spain (1932), Nobody's Baby (1937), Million Dollar Legs (1932), The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)
Lyda's father was German clown Roberti, her mother a Polish trick rider. As a child performer, she toured Europe and Asia with the Circus in which she was born, leaving it (and her reportedly abusive father) in Shanghai, China. In this truly international city, Lyda became a child cafe entertainer and learned the fractured English that became her ...