Kathleen Burke

Birthday: Sep 5, 1913
Birthplace: Not Available
As part of the publicity campaign for their upcoming H. G. Wells derivation The Island of Lost Souls, Paramount Pictures combed the nation in search of the right girl to play the tempestuous "Panther Woman." The young lady chosen for this plum role was an Indiana lass named Kathleen Burke. Her sensuous portrayal of Lost Soul's woman-beast hybrid would turn out to be Burke's best screen role, though she certainly didn't lack for work during her five-year Hollywood stay. Aficionados of 1930s films will also remember her as Lionel Atwill's ill-fated bride in Murders in the Zoo (she ended up being devoured by alligators in this 1933 chiller) and as femme fatale Tania in Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935). Her later roles tended to be fleeting: as Thomas Mitchell's faithless spouse in Craig's Wife (1936), she manages to get bumped off in reel one. Kathleen Burke retired from films after appearing in 1938's Rascals.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Lion Man Actor 1939
No Score Yet Boy of the Streets Julie Stone 1937
No Score Yet Craig's Wife Adelaide Passmore 1936
No Score Yet The Lion Man Eulilah 1936
No Score Yet The Last Outpost Ilya 1935
100% The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Tania Volkanskaya 1935
No Score Yet Rocky Mountain Mystery Flora Ballard 1935
No Score Yet School for Girls Gladys Deacon 1935
No Score Yet Mutiny Ahead Carol Bixby 1935
No Score Yet Six of a Kind Woman 1934
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Jane Sothern 1934
No Score Yet Torch Singer (Broadway Singer) Sobbing girl 1933
93% Island of Lost Souls Lota the Panther Woman 1933
No Score Yet Murders in the Zoo Evelyn Gorman 1933


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