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Ilka Chase

Highest Rated:   100% It Should Happen to You (1954)
Lowest Rated:   48% Ocean's 11 (1960)
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The daughter of the editor of the fashionable Vogue magazine, Ilka Chase was the recipient of a high-priced European education. Deciding to become an actress, Chase made her first Broadway appearance in the 1924 production The Red Falcon; she later appeared in such long-running hits as The Animal Kingdom and The Women. In 1929, she made her talking picture debut in Paris Bound. Though her film roles were few, they were always worthwhile and eminently watchable. She was at her very best as the casually cruel Lisa Vale in Now Voyager (1942) and as a Hedda Hopperesque gossipmonger in The Big Knife (1955). In addition to her acting assignments, Chase was a widely read newspaper columnist, essayer, and novelist. An early arrival on the TV scene, she was a panelist on such series as Celebrity Time (1949-51), Masquerade Party (1952) and Keep Talking (1959); she also hosted Glamour Go Round (1950), wherein she was billed as "a recognized authority on style and beauty," and the syndicated gabfest The Ilka Chase Show (1959). Her last regular TV assignment was as Margaret in Trials of O'Brien (1965). The first of Chase's three husbands was actor Louis Calhern, to whom she was wed for less than a year. Ilka Chase died in Mexico City of complications after a fall.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
48% Ocean's 11
  • Mrs. Restes
1960
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
  • Actor
1957
91% 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 Lady Consents
  • Susan
1936
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 The Florodora Girl
  • Fanny
1930
No Score Yet Paris Bound
  • Fanny Shipmath
1929

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
1972
  • The Stepmother
  • 2004

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