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Also Known As: Margaret Cynthia Field Died: January 2, 1992
Born: November 4, 1917 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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British-born blonde second lead of the 1930s and 40s who, after a brief stage career and appearances in a few British features, moved to Hollywood in 1935; after an impressive American debut as a frisky barmaid in "Lloyds of London" (1936) she was soon typecast as the "other woman" in numerous films. Field was featured in "Captain Fury" (1939), "Waterloo Bridge" (1940) and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949) and also appeared in the "Mr. Moto" series of detective films as well as "Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo" (1937). Her first husband was actor Paul Douglas and her third was actor Willard Parker.

British-born blonde second lead of the 1930s and 40s who, after a brief stage career and appearances in a few British features, moved to Hollywood in 1935; after an impressive American debut as a frisky barmaid in "Lloyds of London" (1936) she was soon typecast as the "other woman" in numerous films. Field was featured in "Captain Fury" (1939), "Waterloo Bridge" (1940) and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949) and also appeared in the "Mr. Moto" series of detective films as well as "Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo" (1937). Her first husband was actor Paul Douglas and her third was actor Willard Parker.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) Peggy
2.
 The Explosive Generation (1961) Mrs. Sommers
3.
 Appointment with a Shadow (1958) Florence Knapp
4.
 Rockabilly Baby (1957) Eleanor Carter
5.
 The Veils of Bagdad (1953) Rosanna
6.
 The Lady Pays Off (1951) Kay Stoddard
7.
 Weekend with Father (1951) Phyllis Reynolds
8.
 Dial 1119 (1950) Freddy
9.
 John Loves Mary (1949) Lilly Herbish
10.
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Stage debut in Max Reinhardt's production of "All's Well That Ends Well"
1933:
Appeared on London stage with Leslie Howard in "This Side Idolatry"
1934:
Film debut, "The Lady Is Willing"
1935:
Moved to US and appeared in screen test as a favor to another actor; Field was hired instead of the friend; signed by 20th Century-Fox (date approximate)
1942:
Starred in the Broadway comedy "The Doughgirls"
1948:
Appeared in Moss Hart comedy "Light Up the Sky" on Broadway
1964:
Last feature film, "The Earth Dies Screaming"
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Education

AFI Conservatory: - 1988
Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute: - 1988

Notes

Chose stage name Virginia in honor of distant relative Robert E Lee's home state.

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husband:
Paul Douglas. Actor.
husband:
Howard Grode. Composer.
husband:
Willard Parker. Actor. Married 1951 until Field's death in 1992.

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aunt:
Auriol Lee. Actor, director. Gave niece start in theater.
daughter:
Margaret Douglas. Father Paul Douglas.
son:
Van Parker. Father Willard Parker; survived her.

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