Hillary Brooke (born Beatrice Sofia Mathilda Peterson) was an American screen and television actress best known for her work in Abbott and Costello and Sherlock Holmes films.

Hillary Brooke (born Beatrice Sofia Mathilda Peterson) was an American screen and television actress best known for her work in Abbott and Costello and Sherlock Holmes films.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1914-09-08

Day of Death 1999-05-25

Place of Birth Astoria, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Hillary Brook
  • Hilary Brooke
  • Beatrice Sofia Mathilda Peterson
  • Beatrice Schute

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 The Abbott and Costello Show: Who's On First? as Hillary
1958 Lawman(1 episode)
1958 Yancy Derringer(1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason(1 episode)
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective(2 episodes)
1957 Spoilers of the Forest as Phyllis Warren
1956 West Point(1 episode)
1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much as Jan Peterson
1955 Bengazi as Nora Nielson
1955 The Millionaire(1 episode)
1955 The Star and the Story(1 episode)
1954 December Bride(1 episode)
1954 The Whistler(1 episode)
1954 The House Across the Lake as Carol Forrest
1953 Mexican Manhunt as Eve Carter
1953 The Maze as Peggy Lord
1953 Invaders from Mars as Mrs. Mary MacLean
1953 The Lady Wants Mink as Evelyn Cantrell
1953 Private Secretary(1 episode)
1953 Never Wave at a WAC as First Lt. Phyllis Turnbull
1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd as Capt. Bonney
1952 The Abbott and Costello Show(69 episodes)
1952 Abbott and Costello: The Drugstore as Hilary Brooke
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North(1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America(1 episode)
1952 Confidence Girl as Mary Webb
1952 My Little Margie(1 episode)
1952 Dangerous Assignment(1 episode)
1951 Lost Continent as Marla Stevens
1951 Racket Squad(2 episodes)
1951 Skipalong Rosenbloom as Square Deal Sal (as Hillary Brook)
1951 Insurance Investigator as Addie Wilson
1950 The Admiral Was a Lady as Shirley Pedigrew
1950 Lucky Losers as 'Countess' Margo
1950 Beauty on Parade as Gloria Barton
1950 Unmasked as Doris King (Jackson)
1950 Vendetta as Lydia Nevil
1949 Alimony as Linda Waring
1949 Africa Screams as Diana Emerson
1949 Bodyhold as Flo Woodbury
1948 Ford Theatre(1 episode)
1948 The Fuller Brush Man as Mildred Trist
1948 Big Town Scandal as Lorelei Kilbourne
1947 Big Town After Dark as Lorelei Kilbourne
1947 Big Town as Lorelei Kilbourne
1947 I Cover Big Town as Lorelei Kilbourne
1946 The Strange Woman as Meg Saladine
1946 Strange Journey as Patti Leeds
1946 Earl Carroll Sketchbook as Lynn Stafford
1946 Strange Impersonation as Arline Cole
1946 Road to Utopia as Kate
1946 Up Goes Maisie as Barbara Nuboult
1945 The Woman in Green as Lydia Marlowe
1945 The Enchanted Cottage as Beatrice Alexander
1945 The Crime Doctor's Courage as Kathleen Carson
1944 Ministry of Fear as Mrs. Bellane #2, spiritualist
1944 Standing Room Only as Alice Todd
1943 Jane Eyre as Blanche Ingram
1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death as Sally Musgrave
1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror as Jill Grandis
1942 Counter-Espionage as Pamela Hart
1941 Married Bachelor as Hillary
1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Mrs. Arnold (uncredited)
1941 The Lone Rider in Frontier Fury as Georgia Deering
1941 Maisie Was a Lady as House Guest (uncredited)
1941 The Lone Rider Rides On as Sue Brown
1940 The Philadelphia Story as Main Line Society Woman (uncredited)
1940 New Moon as Party Guest
1940 Florian as Horsewoman
1940 Two Girls on Broadway as Second Girl in Powder Room
1939 Eternally Yours as Blonde on Stage
1937 New Faces of 1937 as Chorine

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