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Hillary Brooke (1914–1999)


Hillary Brooke's image as the epitome of glacial, regal, upper-class British gentility is muted somewhat by the fact that she was born Beatrice Peterson to a middle-class American family in Long Island, NY (she was the sister of Arthur Peterson, best-known as the demented "Major" in the soap-opera satire Soap (1977)). Always a beauty, she had a ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 84) in Bonsall, California, USA

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Known For

The Man Who Knew Too Much
(1956)
The Woman in Green
(1945)
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre Blanche Ingraham
(1943)

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 1957 Spoilers of the Forest
Phyllis Warren
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Jan Peterson
 1955 Bengazi
Nora Nielson
 1954 Heat Wave
Carol Forrest
 1954 Dragon's Gold
Vivian Crosby
 1953 Mexican Manhunt
Eve Carter
 1953 The Maze
Peggy Lord
 1953 Invaders from Mars
Mrs. Mary MacLean
 1953 The Lady Wants Mink
Evelyn Cantrell
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
First Lt. Phyllis Turnbull
 1952 Confidence Girl
Mary Webb
 1951 Lost Continent
Marla Stevens
 1951 Skipalong Rosenbloom
Square Deal Sal (as Hillary Brook)
 1951 Insurance Investigator
Addie Wilson
 1950 Vendetta
Lydia Nevil
 1950 The Admiral Was a Lady
Shirley Pedigrew
 1950 Lucky Losers
'Countess' Margo
 1950 Beauty on Parade
Gloria Barton
 1950 Unmasked
Doris King Jackson
 1949 Bodyhold
Flo Woodbury
 1949 Alimony
Linda Waring
 1949 Africa Screams
Diana Emerson
 1948 Big Town Scandal
Lorelei Kilbourne
 1948 The Fuller Brush Man
Mildred Trist
 1948 Let's Live Again
Sandra Marlowe
 1947 Big Town After Dark
Lorelei Kilbourne
 1947 I Cover Big Town
Lorelei Kilbourne
 1946 The Strange Woman
Meg Saladine
 1946 Strange Journey
Patti Leeds
 1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
Mme. Pompadour
 1946 Big Town
Lorelei Kilbourne
 1946 Earl Carroll Sketchbook
Lynn Stafford
 1946 Strange Impersonation
Arline Cole
 1946 The Gentleman Misbehaves
Nina Mallory
 1946 Up Goes Maisie
Barbara Nuboult
 1945 Road to Utopia
Kate
 1945 The Woman in Green
Lydia
 1945 The Crime Doctor's Courage
Kathleen Carson
 1945 The Enchanted Cottage
Beatrice Alexander
 1944 Ministry of Fear
Mrs. Bellane #2
 1944 Practically Yours (uncredited)
 1944 And the Angels Sing
Polish Bride (uncredited)
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Miss Bar (uncredited)
 1944 Standing Room Only
Alice Todd
 1943 Jane Eyre
Blanche Ingraham
 1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
Sally Musgrave
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Friend of Jo Ainsley (uncredited)
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
Wife (uncredited)
 1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Jill Grandis - Driver (uncredited)
 1942 Counter-Espionage
Pamela Hart
 1942 Wake Island
Girl at the Inn (uncredited)
 1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Mrs. Brown (uncredited)
 1942 Ship Ahoy
Hillary (uncredited)
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Parade Spectator (uncredited)
 1942 Sleepytime Gal
Railroad Station Blonde (uncredited)
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1941 Two-Faced Woman
Dress Shop Clerk Hotel-Caller (uncredited)
 1941 Married Bachelor
Hillary Gordon (uncredited)
 1941 Unfinished Business
Woman (uncredited)
 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Mrs. Arnold (uncredited)
 1941 The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury
Georgia Deering
 1941 Country Fair (uncredited)
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady
House Guest (uncredited)
 1941 The Lone Rider Rides On
Sue Brown
 1940 The Philadelphia Story
Main Line Society Woman (uncredited)
 1940 New Moon
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1940 Florian
Horsewoman (uncredited)
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway
Second Girl in Powder Room (uncredited)
 1939 Eternally Yours
Blonde on Stage (uncredited)
 1937 New Faces of 1937
Showgirl (as Beatrice Schute)
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Alternate Names:

Hillary Brook | Hilary Brooke | Beatrice Schute

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Although she spoke with an English accent, she was not British; she was actually from Astoria, New York. She said that she cultivated that accent at the beginning of her career in order to set her apart from all the other tall blondes she would be competing with for roles. The tactic worked so well that producers who hired "the blonde with the British accent" expected to hear a blonde with a ... See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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