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Ilka Chase

Highest Rated:   100% It Should Happen to You (1954)
Lowest Rated:   48% Ocean's Eleven (1960)
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A stage actress from the mid-'20s, Ilka Chase made her initial film appearance in 1929's Why Leave Home? Though she continued to turn in excellent work as a character actress well into the 1940s -- her best performance was arguably as the waspish Lisa Vale in Now Voyager (1942) --Chase's true fame rested in her prolific output as a newspaper columnist. Many of her journalistic reminiscences were gathered together in a brace of books, such as Past Imperfect (1945) and Free Admission (1948). She made a handful of film appearances in the 1950s, most memorably as a Hedda Hopper type in The Big Knife (1955), and devoted most of her energies to television, where she hosted several talk shows and guested on such quizzers as Masquerade Party. Her last major TV work was as Peter Falk's former mother-in-law in the 1965 legal series Trials of O'Brien. She died at the age of 72, from injuries sustained in a fall. Married three times, Ilka Chase's first husband was actor Louis Calhern.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
48% Ocean's Eleven
  • Mrs. Restes
1960
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
  • Actor
1957
80% The Big Knife
  • Patty Benedict
1955
No Score Yet Johnny Dark
  • Abbie Binns
1954
100% It Should Happen to You
  • Herself
1954
No Score Yet Miss Tatlock's Millions
  • Cassie Van Alen
1948
No Score Yet No Time for Love
  • Hoppy Grant
1943
91% Now, Voyager
  • Lisa Vale
1942
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House)
  • Grace
1932
No Score Yet Fast and Loose
  • Millie Montgomery
1930
No Score Yet Paris Bound
  • Fanny Shipmath
1929

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • The Stepmother
  • 2004

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