Virginia Sale


Actor

About

Also Known As
Virginia Sale-Wren
Birth Place
Illinois, USA
Born
May 20, 1899
Died
August 23, 1992
Cause of Death
Heart Failure

Biography

Virginia Sale was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in her acting career, Sale landed roles in various films, including "Below the Deadline" (1929), "Back Pay" (1930) and "Lovin' the Ladies" (1930). She also appeared in the drama "Showgirl in Hollywood" (1930) with Alice White, the dramatic adventure "Moby Dick" (1930) with John Barrymore and "Gold Dust Gert...

Family & Companions

Sam Wren
Husband
Actor, director. Co-starred with Sales-Wren in early TV family sitcom "Wren's Nest"; died in 1962.

Biography

Virginia Sale was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in her acting career, Sale landed roles in various films, including "Below the Deadline" (1929), "Back Pay" (1930) and "Lovin' the Ladies" (1930). She also appeared in the drama "Showgirl in Hollywood" (1930) with Alice White, the dramatic adventure "Moby Dick" (1930) with John Barrymore and "Gold Dust Gertie" (1931). She continued to act in productions like "Those We Love" (1932), "Oliver Twist" (1933) and "The Iron Master" (1933). She also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "The Man With Two Faces" (1934) with Edward G Robinson. Toward the end of her career, she continued to act in "Miss Polly" (1941), the Shirley Temple Black romance "Miss Annie Rooney" (1942) and "The Big Shot" (1942). She also appeared in "Dark Mountain" (1944) and the Randolph Scott western "Badman's Territory" (1946). Sale more recently acted in the Victor Buono adventurous drama "Big Daddy" (1969). Sale's husband was Sam Wren and Sale had two children. Sale passed away in August 1992 at the age of 93.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Big Daddy (1969)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
Cleaning woman
One Man's Way (1964)
Miss Collingswood
The Hat-box Mystery (1947)
Veronica Hooper
The Case of the Baby Sitter (1947)
Veronica
Trail Street (1947)
Hannah Weeks
Night and Day (1946)
Minister's wife
Badman's Territory (1946)
Meg
So Goes My Love (1946)
Miss Wright
Out of This World (1945)
A spinster
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Cashier
She Gets Her Man (1945)
Phoebe
Blazing the Western Trail (1945)
Nellie
Danger Signal (1945)
Mrs. Crockett
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Tom's wife
Her Lucky Night (1945)
Umbrella woman
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)
Aunt Gertrude Odell
Can't Help Singing (1944)
Gambler's Choice (1944)
Mary's aunt
When Strangers Marry (1944)
Chambermaid
Hi, Beautiful (1944)
Wife
Dark Mountain (1944)
Aletha
Together Again (1944)
Secretary
Heavenly Days (1944)
Secretary
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943)
Schoolteacher
Hit the Ice (1943)
Nurse
Destroyer (1943)
Spinster
The Gang's All Here (1943)
Secretary
Hers to Hold (1943)
Personnel woman
Reveille with Beverly (1943)
Mrs. Browning
They Died with Their Boots On (1942)
Nurse
Torpedo Boat (1942)
Mrs. Sweeney
The Big Shot (1942)
Mrs. Miggs
Miss Annie Rooney (1942)
Myrtle's mother
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942)
Saleslady
Pittsburgh (1942)
Mrs. Bercovici
One Foot in Heaven (1941)
Back Street (1941)
Mrs. Johnson
Miss Polly (1941)
Orsina Wiggins
Her First Beau (1941)
Miss Blackmere
Harvard, Here I Come (1941)
Miss Frisbie
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
Cousin
Skylark (1941)
Middle-aged woman--subway car
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940)
School teacher
Gold Rush Maisie (1940)
Mrs. Gilpin
Calling All Husbands (1940)
Mabel Parker
Flowing Gold (1940)
Nurse
Forty Little Mothers (1940)
Miss Fairwell
Strike Up the Band (1940)
Music teacher
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
Miss Mason
Charlie Chan in Reno (1939)
Maid
Little Accident (1939)
Nurse
The Lady's from Kentucky (1939)
Cashier
When Tomorrow Comes (1939)
Waitress
A Trip to Paris (1938)
Miss Green
His Exciting Night (1938)
Landlady
Time Out for Murder (1938)
Telephone girl
The Jury's Secret (1938)
Miss Montague, juror
Live, Love and Learn (1937)
Sister
We Have Our Moments (1937)
Miss Koltz
Dangerous Holiday (1937)
Aunt Augusta
Topper (1937)
Miss Johnson
Outcast (1937)
Meet the Missus (1937)
Mrs. Moseby
Trouble at Midnight (1937)
Mrs. Lippincott
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937)
Stewardess
Angel's Holiday (1937)
Hatchet-faced woman
A Family Affair (1937)
Social news editor
Three Men on a Horse (1936)
Chambermaid
After the Dance (1935)
Edna
It's a Small World (1935)
Lizzie
We're in the Money (1935)
Maid
Madame Du Barry (1934)
The King's daughter
Love Past Thirty (1934)
Nettle
Smarty (1934)
Edna
Marrying Widows (1934)
The Man with Two Faces (1934)
Peabody
Registered Nurse (1934)
Dixie
Embarrassing Moments (1934)
I Like It That Way (1934)
Old maid
Bachelor Mother (1933)
Mrs. Stone
Smoke Lightning (1933)
Minnie
Easy Millions (1933)
Oliver Twist (1933)
Mrs. Sowerberry
Sitting Pretty (1933)
Rackety Rax (1932)
Fireman Save My Child (1932)
Miss Gallop
Those We Love (1932)
Bertha
Iron Master (1932)
Miss Smith
Man Wanted (1932)
Miss Winkler
Union Depot (1932)
Woman on platform
Big Business Girl (1931)
Sally Curtis
Gold Dust Gertie (1931)
Secretary
Compromised (1931)
Maggie
Secret Service (1931)
Miss Kittridge
Many a Slip (1931)
Smitty
Too Young to Marry (1931)
Myra Bumpsted
My Past (1931)
Miss Taft
The Dude Wrangler (1930)
Moby Dick (1930)
Old maid
Back Pay (1930)
Wheeler's secretary
Lovin' the Ladies (1930)
Marie
Showgirl in Hollywood (1930)
Otis' secretary
Embarrassing Moments (1930)
Aunt Prudence
Bright Lights (1930)
"Sob Sister," a reporter
The Kid's Clever (1929)
Secretary
Fancy Baggage (1929)
Miss Hickey?
The Cohens and Kellys in Atlantic City (1929)
Miss Rosenberg
Below the Deadline (1929)
"Mother" Biblow
Midnight Madness (1928)
The Gargoyle
The Floating College (1928)
Miss Cobbs
Legionnaires In Paris (1928)
Fifi
Harold Teen (1928)
Mrs. Schmittenberger

Cast (Short)

Star in the Night (1945)
What a Life (1930)

Life Events

Family

Christopher Wren
Son
Survived her.
Virginia Wren
Daughter
Survived her.

Companions

Sam Wren
Husband
Actor, director. Co-starred with Sales-Wren in early TV family sitcom "Wren's Nest"; died in 1962.

Bibliography