Thelma Hill

Active - 1927 - 1931  |   Born - Dec 12, 1906   |   Died - May 11, 1938   |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

American silent-screen comedian Thelma Hill was one of the few Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties to make it into featured roles; she did so by often obscuring a pretty face with various tricks of the trade, such as unbecoming glasses and a frumpy wig. Hill, who starred opposite Ben Turpin, and a solo Stan Laurel, and with Bud Duncan in producer Larry Darmour's Toots and Casper series, is remembered today only as one of the two girls (the other was female wrestler Ruby Blaine) involved in the monumental traffic jam in Laurel & Hardy's hilarious Two Tars (1928). Hill retired shortly after the changeover to sound.