Kathleen Burke quit movies in 1938, and that’s about all I know. Supposedly she was in “Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back,” which was entirely different from "Bulldog Drummond Comes Back," featured in “100 Mysteries.” Her first film was “The Island of Lost Souls,” where she played Lota, the Panther Woman.
From Immortal Ephemera, an old movie site, a note on the casting:
The bare-bone basics on Paramount's casting of Burke is as follows: In the Summer of 1932 they ran a nationwide contest through Paramount Publix Theatres and affiliated local newspapers calling upon applicants to compete for the part of Lota, the Panther Woman in their forthcoming release, Island of Lost Souls. 60,000 women entered, Kathleen Burke won out in a competition which saw better remembered actresses Gail Patrick and Lona Andre place and show.
The contest was far-reaching and involved up to 60,000 entrants at participating movie theaters across the country. Local judging narrowed the field to about 300 women, many of whom even made screen tests at the cinemas in their city. Each of the four finalists in the contest (Burke from Chicago, Illinois; Vera Hillie of Detroit, Michigan; Lona Andre of Nashville, Tennessee; and Gail Patrick of Birmingham, Alabama) ended up with a contract with Paramount.