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Ilka Chase (1905–1978)

The daughter of Vogue's editor-in-chief for 40 years, Edna Woolman Chase, Ilka was named after a Hungarian friend of her mother's. She went to school in France and later acted in stock with Rube Miller in New York. Her first appearance on Broadway was as a maid in 'The Red Falcon' in 1924. After co-starring in her next play, the mystery 'Shall we ... See full bio »


(age 72) in Mexico City, Mexico

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 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
Victoria Chambers
- Assault on Gavaloni (1972) ... Victoria Chambers
 1965-1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
- The Greatest Game: Part 1 (1966) ... Margaret
- Over Defence Is Out (1965) ... Margaret
 1963 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Aunt Pauline
- The House Guest (1963) ... Aunt Pauline
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Mary Milburn Reed
- Down the Gardenia Path (1962) ... Mary Milburn Reed
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Cynthia Webster
- I Remember Murder (1961) ... Cynthia Webster
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Bibi Porter
- The Boy Between (1961) ... Bibi Porter
 1960 Ocean's 11
Mrs. Restes
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- The Return of Ansel Gibbs (1958) ... Louise
 1958 Modern Romances (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 June 1958 (1958) ... Hostess
 1952-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Ellen Urquart
- The Spell of the Tigress (1958) ... Ellen Urquart
- The Paper Moon (1952)
 1957 Cinderella (TV Special)
The Stepmother
 1955 The Big Knife
Patty Benedict
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Dolly (segment "Still Life")
- Tonight at 8:30 (1954) ... Dolly (segment "Still Life")
 1954 Johnny Dark
Abbie Binns
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Guest Panelist
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Robert E. Lee (1952)
 1950 Glamour-Go-Round (TV Series)
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 Miss Tatlock's Millions
Cassie Van Alen
 1943 No Time for Love
Hoppy Grant
 1940 Fashion Forecast No. 6 (Short)
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Jo Brennan
 1936 The Lady Consents
 1936 Soak the Rich
Mrs. Mabel Craig
 1932 The Animal Kingdom
 1931 The Gay Diplomat
Madame Blinis
 1931 Once a Sinner
Kitty King
 1930 Free Love
 1930 Fast and Loose
Millie Montgomery
 1930 On Your Back
Dixie Mason
 1930 The Florodora Girl
 1930 Born Reckless
High Society Customer at Beretti's
 1930 Her Golden Calf
 1930 The Big Party
 1930 Let's Go Places
Mrs. Du Bonnet
 1929 South Sea Rose
 1929 Rich People
Margery Mears
 1929 Red Hot Rhythm
Mrs. Fioretta
 1929 The Careless Age
 1929 Why Leave Home?
 1929 Paris Bound
Fanny Shipman
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Stage Play: Forsaking All Others. Comedy. Written by Edward Roberts and Frank Cavett. Directed by Thomas Mitchell. Times Square Theatre: 1 Mar 1933- Jun 1933 (closing date unknown/110 performances). Cast: Harry Anderson, Tallulah Bankhead (as "Mary Clay"), Harlan Briggs (as "Dent"), Ilka Chase (as "Elinor Branch"), Millicent Hanley, Robert... See more »

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[on Clare Boothe Luce]: Clare is quick-witted on paper, but I would not say that in conversation she tossed off witticisms at the rate of Dorothy Parker. I wouldn't say that of Dorothy Parker, either.

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