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Ilka Chase

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
The daughter of Vogue's editor-in-chief for 40 years, Edna Woolman Chase, Ilka was named after a Hungarian friend of her mother's. She went to school in France and later acted in stock with Rube Miller in New York. Her first appearance on Broadway was as a maid in 'The Red Falcon' in 1924. After co-starring in her next play, the mystery 'Shall we Join the Ladies?' (with Leslie Howard, 1925), she established a reputation as an intelligent leading lady of the stage. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Mrs. Fioretta

Red Hot Rhythm 1929

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Character: High Society Customer at Beretti's

Born Reckless 1930

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Character: Lisa Vale

Now, Voyager 1942

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Character: Mrs. Restes

Ocean's Eleven 1960

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Character: Bibi Porter

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Mary Milburn Reed

Checkmate 1960

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Character: Patty Benedict

The Big Knife 1955

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