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Vera Ralston (1923–2003)


After achieving modest fame as an ice skater in her native Czechoslovakia, Vera Hruba was brought to America by Republic Pictures head Herbert J. Yates, who hoped to turn her into the next Sonja Henie. After featuring her in several Ice Capades movies, he added "Ralston" to her name and tried to pass her off as a leading lady. Hruba's English was ... See full bio »

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Known For

Storm Over Lisbon
Storm Over Lisbon Maria Mazarek, aka Maritza
(1944)
The Fighting Kentuckian
The Fighting Kentuckian Fleurette De Marchand
(1949)
Murder in the Music Hall
Murder in the Music Hall Lila Laughton
(1946)
Dakota
Dakota Sandy
(1945)

Filmography

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 1958 The Man Who Died Twice
Lynn Brennon
 1958 The Notorious Mr. Monks
Angela Monks
 1957 Gunfire at Indian Gap
Cheel Palmer
 1957 Spoilers of the Forest
Joan Milna
 1956 Accused of Murder
Ilona Vance
 1955 Timberjack
Lynne Tilton
 1954 Jubilee Trail
Florinda Grove, aka Julie Latour
 1953 A Perilous Journey
Francie Landreaux
 1953 Fair Wind to Java
Kim Kim
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Marte Dufour
 1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
Lt. Helen Landers
 1951 Belle Le Grand
Daisy Henshaw / Belle Le Grand
 1950 Surrender
Violet Barton
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian
Fleurette De Marchand
 1948 Angel on the Amazon
Christine Ridgeway (as Vera Hruba Ralston)
 1948 I, Jane Doe
Annette Dubois / Jane Doe
 1947 The Flame
Carlotta Duval
 1947 Týden v tichém dome
Sieglová
 1947 Wyoming
Karen Alderson
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady
Ann Arnesen
 1946 Murder in the Music Hall
Lila Laughton (as Vera Hruba Ralston)
 1945 Dakota
Sandy (as Vera Hruba Ralston)
 1944 Lake Placid Serenade
Vera Haschek (as Vera Hruba Ralston)
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon
Maria Mazarek, aka Maritza (as Vera Hruba Ralston)
 1944 The Lady and the Monster
Janice Farrell (as Vera Hruba Ralston)
 1942 Ice-Capades Revue
Ice-Capades Skater (as Vera Hruba)
 1941 Ice-Capades
Ice-Capades Skater (as Vera Hruba)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio commercials: Lux soap.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Vera Hruba | Vera Hruba Ralston

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Republic was a small studio and it was all like family. Everybody knew each other. There were very few outsiders in your pictures. It was usually the same people, all together. John Wayne was so fond of Herbert J. Yates - they were very good friends - that Wayne would keep returning to the studio, after he was a big, big star. See more »

Trivia:

Interviewed by Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), Maureen Stapleton was asked what she did to make herself feel better when she knew she'd given a bad performance. "I look through the TV Guide and try to find a Vera Hruba Ralston picture to watch," said Stapleton, "because I know, no matter how bad a performance I may have given, I could NEVER be as bad as she was!". See more »

Trademark:

Czech accent

Star Sign:

Cancer

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