Hillary Brooke (September 8, 1914 – May 25, 1999) was an American film actress. Though American-born, she began cultivating a sophisticated English accent to get more film parts early in her career. It eventually became second nature to her, and she was cast as a British woman in most of her films, including one that was produced in the United Kingdom.
On May 25, 1999, Brooke died from a blood clot in the lung at a hospital in Fallbrook, California. Her brother, actor Arthur Peterson, died in 1996; She was survived by a son, Donald (Voglin) Klune of Ketchum, Idaho; a stepdaughter, Carol Klune of Arcata, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. For her contribution to the television industry, Hillary Brooke has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard.