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Virginia Dale was an American film actress, who was born Virginia Paxton, in Charlotte, North Carolina. She appeared in a number of movies in the 1930s and 1940s, including Holiday Inn, and became particularly associated with musicals. While working as one of the dancing Paxton Sisters in New York City, she was discovered by Darryl F. Zanuck who signed her to a contract with 20th Century Fox. She appeared in a number of movies in the late 1930s and 1940s, including Holiday Inn, in which she dances and sings with Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. In the 1950s, she worked mainly in television series such as The Adventures of Kit Carson, Highway Patrol, and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp. She left the movie business in 1958, but returned to acting for a few films in the 1980s. She never married nor had any children. Jean died in Burbank, California, and is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills).
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