Hillary Brooke (1914-1999) was an American actress whose birth name was Beatrice Peterson. She specialized in performing British characters, and was even cast in such roles in British-produced films. Her recurring television roles included Roberta Townsend on My Little Margie and Lou's love interest on The Abbott and Costello Show. Her film appearances included two Abbott and Costello movies, as well as Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much. She retired from acting in 1960.