Verna Hillie

Verna Hillie

Highest Rated: 92% Duck Soup (1933)

Lowest Rated: 92% Duck Soup (1933)

Birthday: May 5, 1914

Birthplace: Not Available

One of the best remembered B-Western heroines of the 1930s, blonde Verna Hillie was Ken Maynard's leading lady in the Mascot serial Mystery Mountain (1934) and John Wayne's in two of his best for Lone Star, The Trail Beyond (1934) and the evocative The Star Packer (1934). A teenage radio actress in Detroit, Hillie was one of the runners-up in Paramount's countrywide Panther Woman search. Kathleen Burke won the coveted role as the animalistic glamour girl created by Charles Laughton in Island of Lost Souls (1932), but Hillie was assigned bit roles in Madame Butterfly (1932) with Sylvia Sidney and Duck Soup (1933) with the Marx Brothers. A top supporting role in the Paramount Western Under the Tonto Rim (1933) led to her brief but memorable B-Western stint, but she left Hollywood in favor of appearing in a stage production of The Night of January 16th. Returning only for a couple of quickies and Walt Disney's The Reluctant Dragon (1941), Hillie retired from show business in the 1940s to raise a family (her daughter, with writer Frank Gill Jr., became an actress and played a secretary in the hit 1983 comedy Tootsie under the name of Pamela Lincoln). Resettled in New York City, Hillie went on to become the U.S. representative for British pulp fiction writer Barbara Cartland.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Rebellious Daughters Barbara 'Babe' Webster 1938
No Score Yet Mr. Dynamite Actor 1935
No Score Yet Mystery Mountain Jane Corwin 1934
No Score Yet The Trail Beyond Felice Newsome 1934
No Score Yet The Star Packer (He Wore a Star) Anita Matlock 1934
No Score Yet Search For Beauty Susie 1934
No Score Yet Six of a Kind Bank Safety Deposit Clerk 1934
No Score Yet The House of Mystery Ella Browning 1934
92% Duck Soup Secretary 1933
No Score Yet From Hell to Heaven Sonny Lockwood 1933
No Score Yet Man of the Forest Alice Gayner 1933


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