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Vera Ralston (Vera Helena Hruba)

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Biography

Prague, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]
After achieving modest fame as an ice skater in her native Czechoslovakia, Vera Hruba was brought to America by Republic Pictures head Herbert J. Yates, who hoped to turn her into the next Sonja Henie. After featuring her in several Ice Capades movies, he added "Ralston" to her name and tried to pass her off as a leading lady. Hruba's English was so limited she was forced to learn her lines phonetically. Her English improved, and directors said she tried hard to learn her craft, but bad acting and a thick accent made it difficult for audiences to accept her. Read more...

Actor

Character: Janice Farrell

The Lady and the Monster 1944

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Character: Maria Mazarek, aka Maritza

Storm Over Lisbon 1944

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Character: Vera Haschek

Lake Placid Serenade 1944

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Character: Sandy Poli

Dakota 1945

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Character: Fleurette De Marchand

The Fighting Kentuckian 1949

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Character: Kim Kim

Fair Wind to Java 1953

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Character: Francie Landreaux

A Perilous Journey 1953

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Character: Florinda Grove, aka Julie Latour

Jubilee Trail 1954

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Character: Lynne Tilton

Timberjack 1955

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Character: Ilona Vance

Accused of Murder 1956

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