Hillary Brooke

Lowest Rated: 40% The Strange Woman (1946)
Birthday: Sep 8, 1914
Birthplace: Astoria, New York
Her cultured Mayfair accent notwithstanding, frosty blonde actress Hillary Brooke was born on Long Island. After attending Columbia University, Hillary launched a modelling career, which led to film work in 1937. Though a handful of her screen portrayals were sympathetic, Hillary's talents were best utilized in roles calling for sophisticated truculence: "other women," murderesses, wealthy divorcees and the like. She is also known for her extensive work with the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. First appearing with the team in 1949's Africa Screams, she was briefly nonplused by their ad-libs and prankishness, but soon learned to relax and enjoy their unorthodox working habits. Retiring in 1960 upon her marriage to MGM general manager Ray Klune, Hillary Brooke has devoted much of her time since to religious and charitable work.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
91% The Man Who Knew Too Much Jan Peterson 1956
No Score Yet Bengazi Nora Nielson 1955
No Score Yet Heat Wave Carol Forrest 1954
No Score Yet The Maze Peggy Lord 1953
82% Invaders from Mars Mary MacLean 1953
No Score Yet Never Wave at a WAC Phyllis Turnbull 1953
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Capt. Bonney 1952
No Score Yet Confidence Girl Mary Webb 1952
No Score Yet Lost Continent Maria Stevens 1951
No Score Yet The Admiral Was a Lady Mrs. Pettigrew 1950
No Score Yet Alimony Linda Waring 1949
60% Africa Screams Diana Emerson 1949
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Man Mildred Trist 1948
No Score Yet Underworld Scandal (Big Town Scandal) Actor 1948
No Score Yet Big Town After Dark Lorelei Kilbourne 1947
40% The Strange Woman Meg Saladine 1946
No Score Yet Monsieur Beaucaire Mme. Pompadour 1946
No Score Yet Earl Carroll Sketchbook Lynn Stafford 1946
No Score Yet Strange Impersonation Arline Cole 1946
No Score Yet Up Goes Maisie Barbara Nuboult 1946
100% Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green Lydia Marlow 1945
83% The Enchanted Cottage Beatrice Alexander 1945
No Score Yet The Crime Doctor's Courage, (The Doctor's Courage) Kathleen Carson 1945
100% Road to Utopia Kate 1945
91% Ministry of Fear Mrs. Bellane 1944
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark Miss Barr 1944
100% Jane Eyre Blanche 1944
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes Faces Death Sally Musgrave 1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in Washington Sally Musgrave 1943
No Score Yet The Crystal Ball Friend of Jo's 1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror Jill Grandis 1942
No Score Yet Counter-Espionage Pamela Hart 1942
83% Wake Island Girls at Inn 1942
No Score Yet Ship Ahoy Girl 1942
No Score Yet To the Shores of Tripoli Girl 1942
65% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Mrs. Arnold 1941
100% The Philadelphia Story Mainliner 1940
No Score Yet New Moon Guest 1940
No Score Yet Two Girls on Broadway Girl 1940
No Score Yet Eternally Yours Blonde on Stage 1939

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Abbott and Costello Show
1951-1952
Herself
  • 2019
  • 1952
  • 1951
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Angela Randall
  • 1956

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