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Hilo Hattie (Clarissa Haili)

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Biography

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Clarissa Haili was born on October 28, 1901 in Honolulu. Everyone however called her Clara. Clara first sang in her church choir and loved to dance the hula despite her mother's objections. In 1930, she married Theodore Inter. In 1940, she met Harry Owens, who got her into the movies. Clara legally took the name Hilo Hattie at the insistence of Harry Owens during the 1941 filming of Song of the Islands (1942). In 1949, Clara also appeared regularly on Owens' television show and in a number of variety shows, plus several non-musical stints on Hawaii Five-O (1968). Read more...

Actor

Character: Palola

Song of the Islands 1942

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Character: Hilo Hattie

Follow the Band 1943

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Character: Temata

Tahiti Nights 1944

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Character: Mama Mary

City Beneath the Sea 1953

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Character: Ayah

Kismet 1955

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Character: Waihila

Blue Hawaii 1961

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