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Hillary Brooke



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
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
83% The Enchanted Cottage
  • Beatrice Alexander
1924

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