Hilligoss in Carnival of Souls (1962)
August 14, 1935 |
Huron, South Dakota, USA
|Occupation||American film, stage & television actress|
|Spouse(s)||Nicolas Coster (divorced 1981; 2 children)|
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After three years at the University of Iowa, she came to New York City to study acting at the American Theatre Wing and made her professional debut in summer stock in Pennsylvania. She acted at the Cape Cod Playhouse, appeared in a touring production of Idiot's Delight with Nina Foch, performed in television programs produced in New York, and danced at the Copacabana nightclub.
She is best known for her portrayal of Mary Henry, a church organist haunted by specters, in Carnival of Souls (1962), a low-budget horror film that has developed a cult following. She also appeared in The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964).
Hilligoss was married to actor Nicolas Coster, with whom she had two children. They divorced in 1981.
- Naked City, Episode: "Hold For Gloria Christmas" (1962)...Mrs. Harris
- Quincy, M.E., Season 6 Episode 8: "Stain Of Quilt"...Actress-Victoria (credit under her married name as Candace Coster)
- Candace Hilligoss at the Internet Movie Database
- Candace Hilligoss at AllMovie
- Interview with Candace Hilligoss
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