Hilda Vaughn

Active - 1929 - 1940  |   Born - Dec 27, 1897   |   Died - Dec 28, 1957   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Comedy, Mystery

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

Skinny but tough, Baltimore native Hilda Vaughn could convincingly play an English Cockney, which she did in her screen debut, Three Live Ghosts (1929). A fixture at MGM in the early '30s, Vaughn made her greatest impact as Jean Harlow's blackmailing domestic in Dinner at Eight. Although it is the performance for which she will be remembered, she also shone as the ambulance corps worker in Today We Live (1933), as a slavey in Chasing Yesterday (1935), and one of the suspects in Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940). The latter was Vaughn's final film but she continued to act on radio, stage, and television.

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