Ilka Chase

Ilka Chase


Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
April 08, 1903
February 15, 1978

Family & Companions

Louis Calhern
Actor. Married June 1926; divorced.


Life Events


Broadway acting debut


First film as actress


Movie Clip

Ocean's Eleven (1960) -- (Movie Clip) Tell Your Mother Hello Among the best scenes carried by actors other-than Frank Sinatra (title character Danny Ocean), as WWII buddies Sam (Dean Martin) and Jimmy (Peter Lawford) catch up, the latter chatting with his mother (Ilka Chase), considering the heist, before the ringleader joins, in the original Ocean's Eleven, 1960.
Now, Voyager (1942) -- (Movie Clip) I Feel So Undressed Kind sister-in-law Lisa (Ilka Chase) visits "Cascade" where Jaquith (Claude Rains) reports his psychiatric patient Charlotte (Bette Davis), whom we've not seen since she began treatment, is making progress, in Now, Voyager, 1942, from the Olive Higgins Prouty novel.
Now, Voyager (1942) -- (Movie Clip) I Met A Doctor In Rio Sister-in-law Lisa (Ilka Chase) and her daughter June (Bonita Granville) are thrilled with the made-over Charlotte (Bette Davis), mobbed by well-wishers (Bill Kennedy, James Rennie, Lee Patrick, Franklin Pangborn) on her return from the cruise prescribed by her shrink, in Now, Voyager, 1942.
Now, Voyager (1942) -- (Movie Clip) My Daughter's Bad Manners Scary Boston matron Mrs. Vale (Gladys Cooper) just tolerates daughter-in-law Lisa (Ilka Chase) bringing gracious prominent shrink Jaquith (Claude Rains) to meet troubled daughter Charlotte (Bette Davis, opening one of her finer performances), early in Now, Voyager, 1942.
Big Knife, The -- (Movie Clip) God Bless Movie Star Charlie (Jack Palance) is jousting with columnist Patty (Ilka Chase) when his wife Marion (Ida Lupino) surprises both by revealing she's been listening, in The Big Knife, 1955, directed by Robert Aldrich from Clifford Odets' play.
Big Knife, The -- (Movie Clip) Open, What A Guy Richard Boone reads playwright Clifford Odets' opening to Robert Aldrich's blistering Hollywood drama The Big Knife, 1955, and introducing star Jack Palance.



Louis Calhern
Actor. Married June 1926; divorced.