- Sex appeal
- Well-Regarded in Private Life
- Comedic Ability
- Singing Ability (If applicable)
- Dancing Ability (If applicable)
- Risk-taker or Innovator
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- Alexandra F. R.
I first came across Virginia O'Brien by way of her prismatic "Salome" number in a TCM showing of "Du Barry Was a Lady." That was two years ago; ever since I've scoured the internet for additional clips which I've probably watched a dozen times since. Her chic confidence, stage presence and acerbic wit remains an inspiration for this particular 24-year-old TCM devotee
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I love her. She was very funny. Looking for the movie where she is singing on the piano. She is singing about how tired she is and has on like a fruity hat. Anyone know what movie that was? Their is a video on You Tube (no sound). Help!!!!
I saw her in a few of the old movies and started searching for more movies with her in them. They were so much fun. Looking for more.
I can't get enough of her
God, why was she in so few movies? I loved her in Merton of the Movies and Panama Hattie, ecspecially the "Savvoy" number. I wish she had been in more movies, because I love Miss Deadpan and all her wonderful talent.
Merton of the Movies
I had to watch this for Virginia O'Brien, she was so sweet. Please show more of her movies. The kissing scene was great.
Talent & Beauty
- Landolphe D'Aquin
Although showcased as comedy specialty singer, Virginia was actually a very talented singer. And she had both a stunningly beautiful face and figure. Why she had so little exposure in films is, to me, a mystery.
My favourite, I wish TCM would have a day of Virginia. She always brought a warmth and sincerity to her roles.
a beautiful woman
Ms. Deadpan might have sung like she was bored to death but she did sing well, no not well yes fantastic! Virginia was also a very beautiful woman. Her and Jeanne Crain are my dream boats.
I love her!!!!
I love Virginia O'Brien. She was a true comedic original. She was very funny and so charming and likeable on screen. I wish she would have made more movies. I can never get enough of her.
she steals the movie "ship ahoy" with her dancing and singing. only hollywood could overlook her talent and make her a second banana.
She was amazing and is missed
I think TCM should show her movies on her birthday. There is not much on her, but she always brought a sincere and warm quality to her roles. MGM should have used her more, because she always stole the show when she was on screen.
I've enjoyed Virginia O'Brien in several of the films I've seen her in. While watching Ships Ahoy, however,I noticed that Ms. O'Brien was romantically linked with Bert Lahr (The Wizards of Oz, cowardly lion), which seemed an implausable pairing. I then remembered her love interest in the Harvey Girls was Ray Bolger. (Wizard's scarecrow). Has she played opposite Jack Haley anywhere? If so,this would make an interesting tidbit for Robert Osborne to mention.
Her voice was an amazing instrument!
- jamie a
Although Virginia O'Brien is most noted as the "deadpan comedy singer of the '40s",in my opinion she had an amazing voice that could be used to imitate instruments, sounds, etc. Plus she could "swing" with the best of 'em. I often play her recordings on my radio show and people always call and say "who was that? can you play more?" She seemed to have a great sense of humor also