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Kathleen Burke

Kathleen Burke
Personal information
Birth dateSeptember 5, 1913
Place of birthHammond, Indiana, U.S.
Date of deathApril 9, 1980(age 66)
Death placeGlendale, California, U.S.

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Kathleen Burke (September 5, 1913 - April 9, 1980) was an American movie actress of the 1930s.

Burke worked as a dental assistant in Chicago, before winning a talent contest sponsored by Paramount Pictures. Her film debut was as Lota, the "Panther Woman" in Island of Lost Souls (1933), the first screen version of H.G. Wells's novel The Island of Dr. Moreau.

This success led to more than a score of screen appearances over the following seven years, most notably as the leading lady in The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) opposite Gary Cooper, and The Last Outpost with Cary Grant that same year. Her final film role was in 1938, whereupon she retired from screen acting at the age of 25.

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