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Hildegarde Stadie

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Biography

Illinois, USA
Despite her wholesome appearance, Hildegarde Stadie led a colorful, bizarre and unpredictable life. She was the niece of a patent medicine peddler, and as a little girl, she traveled with him all over the United States, selling their cure-all, Tiger Fat. Part of the presentation involved a pre-teen Hildegarde, appearing fully nude, with a python draped around her shoulders. Though she did not draw upon this particular anecdote, her experience with her uncle greatly influenced her script for Narcotic (1933). She married Dwain Esper in 1920, who would later become a notorious exploitation film producer. Read more...

Actor

Character: Woman in Roadhouse

Marihuana 1936

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Writing

Character: Woman in Roadhouse

Marihuana 1936

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