Virginia Grey

Virginia Grey

  • Born on
    • March 22nd, 1917
  • Died on
    • July 31st, 2004
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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Acting (41 Credits)

1974That's Entertainment! as (archive footage)
1970Airport as Mrs. Schultz
1966Madame X as Mimsy
1964The Naked Kiss as Candy
1961Tammy Tell Me True as Miss Jenks
1961Back Street as Janey nee Smith
1961Bachelor in Paradise as Camille Quinlaw
1960Portrait in Black as Miss Lee
1959No Name on the Bullet as Roseanne Fraden
1957Jeanne Eagels as Elsie Desmond
1956Crime of Passion as Sara
1955All That Heaven Allows as Alida Anderson
1955The Rose Tattoo as Estelle Hohengarten
1955The Last Command as Mrs. Dickinson
1954Target Earth as Vicki Harris
1951Bullfighter and the Lady as Lisbeth Flood
1950Highway 301 as Mary Simms
1949The Threat as Carol
1948Unknown Island as Carole Lane
1948Jungle Jim as Dr. Hilary Parker
1948Mexican Hayride as Mary
1947Unconquered as Diana
1946Swamp Fire as Janet Hilton
1946House of Horrors as Joan Medford
1945Flame of Barbary Coast as Rita Dane
1944Strangers in the Night as Dr. Leslie Ross
1943Idaho as Terry
1943Stage Door Canteen as Virginia Grey
1942Tarzan's New York Adventure as Connie Beach
1942Grand Central Murder as Sue 'Butch' Custer
1942Bells of Capistrano as Jennifer Benton
1941Whistling in the Dark as 'Fran' Post
1941The Big Store as Joan Sutton
1939Another Thin Man as Lois MacFay
1939The Women as Pat
1939Idiot's Delight as Shirley Laughlin
1938Test Pilot as Sarah
1938The Shopworn Angel as Chorus Girl #1
1936Our Relations as Pirate's Club Customer
1933Secrets as Audrey Carlton as a Child (uncredited)
1931Palmy Days as Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)


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