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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 August 1958Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Date of Death 2 May 2014Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mini Bio (1)

Ilse von Glatz was born on August 21, 1958 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress, known for War of the Worlds (1988), Graveyard Shift II (1988) and Kaleidoscope (1990). She died on May 2, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario.

Trivia (3)

Only female actor who portrayed an Advocate during "War of the Worlds" and is the sole actor who played her Advocate throughout the entire first season - missing only two episodes.
Has quit acting, to pursue a career in medicine.
Pursuing a career in medicine

Personal Quotes (3)

It was not a show that I would watch on TV myself. Dormant aliens brought back to life ... to wreak havoc on the world-come on! You must understand, actors are not necessarily concerned with concept. Nobody ever really explained (to me] what the concept really was. You go in there, do the job as best as you can-usually totally uninformed. I had absolutely no idea what was going on at the audition. Some terrorist thing, I was told. `Look stern. Dress in black.' I was handed a couple of pages of script that made no rhyme or reason. I guess I have the look they wanted, and [the fact] that I could play a German terrorist, with a German accent, got me the job. - discussing how she landed her role as an Advocate member/Urick on War of the Worlds
Ha! I got one fan letter from a visually impaired fellow who thought I 'looked' really hot as a terrorist. He requested a full length photo.
  • describing the fan reaction to her character



For the time that I was there, I can only laud the production values. The work, the sets, a location at the Quarry in the first three episodes, were anything but low-budget. The set for the aliens in the studio was unbelievable. I was stunned when I first saw this immense cave that was to become our 'home.' Shooting for TV is always rushed, but I was never aware of any 'lowbudgetness' for the time I was actually on the set.

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