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 Ilka Chase

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Ilka Chase

  • Birth 8 Apr 1905 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 15 Feb 1978 Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Burial Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 92758030

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.


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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92758030
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ilka Chase (8 Apr 1905–15 Feb 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92758030, citing Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .