Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Chases in:
 • Westchester Hills Cemetery
 • Hastings-on-Hudson
 • Westchester County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Ilka Chase
Birth: Apr. 8, 1905
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1978
Mexico City
Distrito Federal, Mexico

Actress, Novelist. Educated in the United States, Great Britain and France, she made her theatrical debut in the 1924 Broadway play "Red Falcon." She appeared in nearly two dozen Broadway productions spanning over four decades. Her theatrical accomplishments include: "Embers" (1926), "The Happy Husband" (1928), "The Animal Kingdom" (1932), "Days Without End" (1934), "On to Fortune" (1935), "Keep Off the Grass" (1940) and Barefoot in the Park from 1963 to 1967. She made her motion picture debut in 1929, appearing in "Paris Bound," "Rich People" and "Red Hot Rhythm." Her other notable film credits include "The Animal Kingdom" (1932), "Soak the Rich" (1936), "No Time for Love" (1943), "Johnny Dark" (1954) and "The Big Knife" in 1955. She made her final film appearance in the 1960 motion picture "Ocean's Eleven" as the mother of actor Peter Lawford. In 1960 she was the recipient of two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for her work in motion pictures and one for her work in the television industry during the 1950s. In addition to her acting credits, she was an accomplished travel and fiction novelist. She died from an internal hemorrhage.  (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Louis Calhern (1895 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Westchester Hills Cemetery
Hastings-on-Hudson
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Jun 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92758030
Ilka Chase
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
Ilka Chase
Cemetery Photo
Added by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Lisa Lackey-Reeves
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014

- BigLebo
 Added: Sep. 26, 2014
There are 38 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 23 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service