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Virginia Grey

Virginia Grey (March 22, 1917 – July 31, 2004) was an American actress. She was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of director Ray Grey. One of her early babysitters was Gloria Swanson. Grey debuted at the age of ten in the silent film Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927) as Little Eva. She continued acting for a few more years, but then left movies in order to finish her education. Grey returned to films in the 1930s with bit parts and extra work, but she eventually signed a contract with MGM and appeared in such movies as Another Thin Man, Hullabaloo and The Big Store. She played Consuela McNish in The Hardys Ride High (1939) with Mickey Rooney. She left MGM in 1942, and signed with several different studios over the years, working steadily. During the 1950s and 1960s, producer Ross Hunter frequently included Grey in his popular soap melodramas, such as All That Heaven Allows, Back Street and Madame X. She had an on again/off again relationship with Clark Gable in the 1940s. After his wife Carole Lombard died and he returned from military service, Clark and Virginia were often seen at restaurants and nightclubs together. Many, including Virginia herself, expected him to marry her. The tabloids were all expecting the wedding announcement. It was a great surprise when he hastily married Lady Sylvia Ashley in 1949. Virginia was heartbroken. They divorced in 1952, but much to Virginia's dismay their brief romance was never rekindled. Her friends say that her hoping and waiting for Clark was the reason she never married. She was a regular on television in the 1950s and 1960s, appearing on Playhouse 90, General Electric Theater, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, Your Show of Shows, Wagon Train, Bonanza, Marcus Welby, M.D., Love, American Style, Burke's Law, The Virginian, Peter Gunn and many others. She was portrayed by Anna Torv in the HBO Mini-series The Pacific. Description above from the Wikipedia article Virginia Grey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 22, 1917 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Uncle Tom's Cabin 1927-11-04
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner 2019-05-22
Known For
Poster of The Virginian
Poster of My Three Sons
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Poster of Pacific Paradise
Movie Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner (archive footage) 2019-05-22
Movie Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star Herself 2002-08-01
Movie The Lives of Jenny Dolan Landlady 1975-10-27
Movie That's Entertainment! (archive footage) 1974-06-21
Movie Airport Mrs. Schultz 1970-03-05
Series Marcus Welby, M.D. Unknown 1969-09-23
Movie Rosie! Mrs. Peters 1967-11-22
Movie Madame X Mimsy 1966-01-01
Movie Love Has Many Faces Irene Talbot 1965-02-24
Movie The Naked Kiss Candy 1964-10-29
Movie Black Zoo Jenny Brooks 1963-05-15
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Back Street Janey nee Smith 1961-10-11
Movie Tammy Tell Me True Miss Jenks 1961-07-26
Movie Bachelor in Paradise Camille Quinlaw 1961-11-01
Movie Portrait in Black Miss Lee 1960-07-27
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Movie No Name on the Bullet Roseanne Fraden 1959-02-01
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series Yancy Derringer Unknown 1958-10-02
Movie The Restless Years Miss Robson 1958-12-01
Series Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-06
Movie Jeanne Eagels Elsie Desmond 1957-08-02
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Movie Accused of Murder Sandra Lamoreaux 1956-12-21
Movie Crime of Passion Sara 1956-12-28
Movie The Eternal Sea Dorothy Buracker 1955-04-19
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie The Last Command Mrs. Dickinson 1955-08-03
Movie The Rose Tattoo Estelle Hohengarten 1955-12-12
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie All That Heaven Allows Alida Anderson 1955-12-25
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Movie The Forty-Niners Stella Walker 1954-07-30
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Target Earth Vicki Harris 1954-11-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie A Perilous Journey Abby 1953-04-05
Movie Captain Scarface Elsa 1953-10-15
Movie Fighting Lawman Raquel Jackson 1953-09-20
Movie Three Desperate Men Laura Brock 1952-01-12
Movie Desert Pursuit Mary Smith 1952-05-10
Movie Bullfighter and the Lady Lisbeth Flood 1951-04-26
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Slaughter Trail Lorabelle Larkin 1951-10-15
Movie Highway 301 Mary Simms 1950-12-01
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Movie Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill Janet Smedley Adams 1950-12-08
Movie The Threat Carol 1949-12-01
Movie So This Is New York Ella Finch 1948-06-01
Movie Who Killed Doc Robbin? Ann Loring 1948-04-09
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Jungle Jim Dr. Hilary Parker 1948-12-15
Movie Mexican Hayride Mary 1948-12-27
Movie Unknown Island Carole Lane 1948-10-15
Movie Miraculous Journey Patricia 1948-09-17
Movie Wyoming Lila Regan 1947-07-28
Movie Unconquered Diana 1947-10-10
Movie Swamp Fire Janet Hilton 1946-09-06
Movie Smooth as Silk Paula Marlowe 1946-02-01
Movie House of Horrors Joan Medford 1946-03-29
Movie Blonde Ransom Vicki Morrison 1945-05-01
Movie Grissly's Millions Katherine Palmor Bentley 1945-01-16
Movie Flame of Barbary Coast Rita Dane 1945-05-28
Movie Men in Her Diary Diana Lee 1945-09-14
Movie Strangers in the Night Dr. Leslie Ross 1944-09-12
Movie Idaho Terry 1943-03-10
Movie Sweet Rosie O'Grady Edna Van Dyke 1943-10-01
Movie Stage Door Canteen Virginia Grey 1943-06-24
Movie Mr. and Mrs. North Jane Wilson 1942-01-23
Movie Grand Central Murder Sue 'Butch' Custer 1942-05-01
Movie Tarzan's New York Adventure Connie Beach 1942-05-01
Movie Secrets of the Underground Terry Parker 1942-12-18
Movie Tish Katherine 'Kit' Bowser Sands 1942-09-17
Movie Bells of Capistrano Jennifer Benton 1942-09-15
Movie Blonde Inspiration Margie Blake, Phil's Secretary 1941-02-07
Movie Washington Melodrama Teddy Carlyle 1941-04-17
Movie The Big Store Joan Sutton 1941-06-20
Movie Whistling in the Dark 'Fran' Post 1941-08-08
Movie Three Cheers for the Irish Patricia Casey 1940-03-16
Movie The Captain Is a Lady Mary Peabody 1940-06-21
Movie Keeping Company Anastasia Atherton 1940-12-27
Movie The Golden Fleecing Lila Hanley 1940-08-16
Movie Hullabaloo Laura Merriweather 1940-10-25
Movie The Hardys Ride High Consuela MacNish 1939-04-21
Movie Idiot's Delight Shirley Laughlin 1939-01-27
Movie Broadway Serenade Pearl 1939-04-07
Movie The Women Pat 1939-09-01
Movie Another Thin Man Lois MacFay 1939-11-17
Movie From the Ends of the Earth Unknown 1939-05-28
Movie Thunder Afloat Susan Thorson 1939-09-15
Movie Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue Virginia Mason 1938-04-26
Movie Test Pilot Sarah 1938-04-16
Movie The Canary Comes Across Ann Clayton 1938-01-26
Movie Snow Gets in Your Eyes June 1938-05-14
Movie The Shopworn Angel Chorus Girl #1 1938-07-15
Movie Dramatic School Simone 1938-12-09
Movie Youth Takes a Fling Madge 1938-09-22
Movie Rich Man, Poor Girl Selma Willis 1938-08-12
Movie Ladies in Distress Sally 1938-06-13
Movie The Romance of Celluloid Herself 1937-08-26
Movie Secret Valley Joan Carlo 1937-01-15
Movie Pacific Paradise Woman Kissing Naval Officer (uncredited) 1937-08-28
Movie Bad Guy Kitty Ryan 1937-08-27
Movie Rosalie Mary Callahan 1937-12-24
Movie Violets in Spring Mary Jones 1936-09-05
Movie Old Hutch Ethel 1936-09-25
Movie Our Relations Pirate's Club Customer 1936-09-15
Movie Don't Bet on Blondes Girl with Henry (Uncredited) 1935-07-13
Movie Secrets Audrey Carlton as a Child (uncredited) 1933-03-16
Movie Misbehaving Ladies Hazel Boyd 1931-04-16
Movie Palmy Days Goldwyn Girl (uncredited) 1931-10-03
Movie Heart to Heart Hazel Boyd 1928-07-22
Movie The Michigan Kid Rose, as a child 1928-10-20
Movie Uncle Tom's Cabin Eva 1927-11-04