Netflix Movies Starring Ilka Chase

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. She went on to have further successes in prestigious plays by Philip Barry ('The Animal Kingdom',1932,as Grace Macomber), Thomas Mitchell ('Forsaking all Others',1933,with Tallulah Bankhead), Eugene O'Neill('Days Without End',1934,as Lucy Hillman) and Clare Boothe Luce ('The Women',1936,as Sylvia Fowler). In 1944, she starred in her adaptation of her novel 'In Bed we Cry', playing an actress somewhat inspired by, or modelled upon, her own experiences and personality. Read more on iMDB