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VERA RALSTON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Vera Ralston was born on July 12th, 1920 in Prague which is now located in the Czech Republic.  She was born with the birth name Vera Helena Hruba.  As a young girl she began taking ice skating lessons an she soon became an accomplished figure skater. 
 
Republic Pictures in the United States brought her over from overseas, in hopes they could turn her into a star and possibly the next Sonja Henie.  She began by appearing in a number of Ice Capades films.
 
As time progressed due to her strong accent and lack of any significant acting training it was hard for her to make a name for herself in the industry.  She did however get some work and appeared in such films as, "Dakota" (1945), "The Flame" (1947), "The Fighting Kentuckian" (1949) starring John Wayne, "A Perilous Journey" (1953), "Spoilers of the Forest" (1957) and her final film role, "The Notorious Mr. Monks" (1958).
 
Although she never did any television work or stage work, she did have a small acting career, but she never gained a fan base and therefore, in 1958 she retired from the industry.  After her first husband passed away she inherited half of his $10 million estate. 
 
Ralston married twice throughout her lifetime.  Her first husband was Herbert J. Yates whom she wed in 1952 and they were together until he passed away on February 3rd, 1966.  She then married Charles de Alva in 1973 and they were married until she passed away on February 8th, 2003 in Santa Barbara, California after suffering from cancer. 


Filmography

1958 The Man Who Died Twice 
1958 The Notorious Mr. Monks 
1957 Gunfire at Indian Gap 
1957 Spoilers of the Forest 
1956 Accused of Murder
1955 Timberjack
1954 Jubilee Trail 
1953 Fair Wind to Java 
1953 A Perilous Journey 
1952 Hoodlum Empire 
1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
1951 Belle Le Grand 
1950 Surrender 
1949 The Fighting Kentuckian
1948 Angel on the Amazon
1948 I, Jane Doe 
1947 The Flame 
1947 Wyoming
1947 A Week in the Quiet House 
1946 Plainsman and the Lady
1946 Murder in the Music Hall 
1945 Dakota 
1944 Lake Placid Serenade 
1944 Storm Over Lisbon
1944 The Lady and the Monster 
1942 Ice-Capades Revue 
1941 Ice Capades





Matinee Classics - The Fighting Kentuckian starring John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Philip Dorn, Oliver Hardy, Marie Windsor, John Howard, Hugo Haas, Grant Withers, Odette Myrtil, Paul Fix and Mae Marsh
Matinee Classics - The Lady and the Monster starring Vera Ralston, Richard Arlen, Erich von Stroheim, Helen Vinson, Mary Nash, Sidney Blackmer, Janet Martin, William Henry, Charles Cane, Juanita Quigley, Josephine Dillon, Antonio Triana and Lola Montes


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