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Isabella Hoopes
Gender: Female
Medium(s): Film; Television
Roles: Actress
Date of birth: April 21st, 1893
Place of birth: Chester, Pennsylvania
Date of death: August 7th, 1987
Place of death: Far Rockaway, Queens, New York
Notable works: Dark Shadows
1st Horror: Dark Shadows: 701

Isabella Hoopes was an American film and television actress. She was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on April 21st, 1893. In 1968, Isabella Hoopes played the role of Bertha Blum in the 1968 true crime film, The Boston Strangler.

In 1969, Isabella played the role of elderly Edith Collins on the 1966-1971 daytime soap opera Dark Shadows. She made four appearances on the series as her character and one appearance as the Ghost of Edith Collins.

Isabella Hoopes passed away in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York on August 7th, 1987 at the age of 94.

Body of work Edit

Film Edit

Film Year Role
The Boston Strangler 1968 Bertha Blum

Television Edit

Series Episode Role
Dark Shadows Episode: 701 Edith Collins
Dark Shadows Episode: 704 Edith Collins
Dark Shadows Episode: 705 Edith Collins
Dark Shadows Episode: 706 Edith Collins
Dark Shadows Episode: 710 Ghost of Edith Collins

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Isabella Hoopes passed away on the same date as fellow Dark Shadows actress Grayson Hall, but outlived her by two years.

Other works Edit

  • Isabella's first credited work was the 1958 television movie Wonderful Town where she played a woman named Mrs. Wade.
  • In 1968 she played Bertha Blum in The Boston Stranger. This was shortly before her work on Dark Shadows.
  • In 1972 she played an elderly woman in Cancel My Reservation.
  • In 1974 she had a bit role as a woman on a platform in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.
  • Isabella's final film work was playing another elderly lady in the 1984 movie Grace Quigley.

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