Virginia Grey


Actor
Virginia Grey

About

Also Known As
Virginia Gray
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
Born
March 22, 1917
Died
July 31, 2004
Cause of Death
Died Of Heart Failure

Biography

A versatile supporting actress with a blue-collar mentality, Virginia Grey appeared in more than 100 films and 40 television shows over the course of her 50-year career. The daughter of a Hollywood director, she made her screen debut in 1927 in the drama "Uncle Tom's Cabin." In the late '30s she made movies for MGM, including the comedy caper "Another Thin Man" and the Marx Brothers come...

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House of Horrors - Publicity Stills
House of Horrors - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
House of Horrors - Scene Stills

Biography

A versatile supporting actress with a blue-collar mentality, Virginia Grey appeared in more than 100 films and 40 television shows over the course of her 50-year career. The daughter of a Hollywood director, she made her screen debut in 1927 in the drama "Uncle Tom's Cabin." In the late '30s she made movies for MGM, including the comedy caper "Another Thin Man" and the Marx Brothers comedy "The Big Store." After leaving MGM in 1942 she worked for a number of studios, including 20th Century Fox and Universal, where producer Ross Hunter often used her in romance films like "All That Heaven Allows," starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson. As her film career started to wane, Grey found work on television. She played a variety of characters on the Western series "Wagon Train" from 1958 to 1961, and Clara Appleby, one half of a perpetually bickering couple, on the sketch comedy show "The Red Skelton Hour." Her no-nonsense, businesslike attitude toward acting made her easy to cast and prolonged her career. Aside from her own career, Grey was also known for her brief romance with Clark Gable and her work selling war bonds in support of World War II. She died at the age of 87.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Lives of Jenny Dolan (1975)
Landlady
Airport (1970)
Mrs. Schultz
Rosie (1967)
Mrs. Peters
Madame X (1966)
Mimsy
Love Has Many Faces (1965)
Irene Talbot
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Candy
Black Zoo (1963)
Jenny
Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
Camille Quinlaw
Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
"Miss" Jenks
Back Street (1961)
Janie
Flower Drum Song (1961)
TV heroine
Portrait in Black (1960)
Miss Lee
No Name on the Bullet (1959)
Roseanne Fraden
The Restless Years (1958)
Miss Robson
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
Elsie Desmond
Crime of Passion (1957)
Sara Alidos
All That Heaven Allows (1956)
Alida [Anderson]
Accused of Murder (1956)
Sandra Lamoreaux
The Rose Tattoo (1955)
Estelle Hohengarten
The Last Command (1955)
Mrs. Dickinson
The Eternal Sea (1955)
Dorothy Buracker
The Forty-Niners (1954)
Stella Walker
Target Earth (1954)
Vicki Harris
Captain Scarface (1953)
Elsa [Yeager]
The Fighting Lawman (1953)
Raquel Jackson
A Perilous Journey (1953)
Abby
Desert Pursuit (1952)
Mary Smith
Bullfighter and the Lady (1951)
Lisbeth Flood
Slaughter Trail (1951)
Lorabelle Larkin
Three Desperate Men (1951)
Laura Brock
Highway 301 (1950)
Mary Simms
The Threat (1949)
Carol
Who Killed Doc Robbin (1948)
Ann Loring
So This Is New York (1948)
Ella Finch
Jungle Jim (1948)
Hilary Parker
Glamour Girl (1948)
Lorraine Royle
Unknown Island (1948)
Carol Lane
Miraculous Journey (1948)
Patricia
Mexican Hayride (1948)
Montana [also known as Mary]
Leather Gloves (1948)
Janet Gilbert
Unconquered (1947)
Diana
Wyoming (1947)
Lila Regan
House of Horrors (1946)
Joan Medford
Swamp Fire (1946)
Janet Hilton
Smooth as Silk (1946)
Paula Marlowe
Grissly's Millions (1945)
Katherine Palmor Bentley
Blonde Ransom (1945)
Vicki [Morrison]
Flame of Barbary Coast (1945)
Rita Dane
Men in Her Diary (1945)
Diana Lee
Strangers in the Night (1944)
Dr. Leslie Ross
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
Idaho (1943)
Terry Grey
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)
Edna Van Dyke
Tish (1942)
Katherine "Kit" Bowser
Secrets of the Underground (1942)
Terry Parker
Bells of Capistrano (1942)
Jennifer Benton
Grand Central Murder (1942)
Sue Custer
Mr. & Mrs. North (1942)
Jane Wilson
Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)
Connie Beach
Washington Melodrama (1941)
Teddy Carlyle
Blonde Inspiration (1941)
Margie Blake
Whistling in the Dark (1941)
"Fran" Post
The Big Store (1941)
Joan Sutton
Keeping Company (1940)
Anastasia Atherton
Hullabaloo (1940)
Laura Merriweather
The Captain Is a Lady (1940)
Mary Peabody
The Golden Fleecing (1940)
Lila Hanley
Three Cheers for the Irish (1940)
Patricia Casey
Broadway Serenade (1939)
Pearl
The Hardys Ride High (1939)
Consuela [McNeish]
Thunder Afloat (1939)
Susan Thorson
Another Thin Man (1939)
Lois [MacFay, also known as Linda Mills]
Idiot's Delight (1939)
Shirley
The Women (1939)
Pat
Dramatic School (1938)
Simone
Test Pilot (1938)
Sarah
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938)
Selma Willis
Youth Takes a Fling (1938)
Madge
Ladies in Distress (1938)
Sally
The Shopworn Angel (1938)
Chorus girl
Rosalie (1937)
Mary Callahan
Bad Guy (1937)
Kitty [Ryan]
Secret Valley (1937)
Jean Carlo
Old Hutch (1936)
Girl
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Glorified girl
She Gets Her Man (1935)
Clubwoman
The Firebird (1934)
Secrets (1933)
Young Audrey Carlton
Misbehaving Ladies (1931)
Hazel Boyd
Heart to Heart (1928)
Hazel Boyd
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1928)
Eva St. Clare
The Michigan Kid (1928)
Rose, as a child

Producer (Special)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Monsters... But Were Afraid! (1981)
Producer

Cast (Short)

The Canary Comes Across (1938)
Billy Rose's Casa MaƱana Revue (1938)
Snow Gets In Your Eyes (1938)
Pacific Paradise (1937)
Violets in Spring (1936)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Moneychangers (1976)

Life Events

1927

Acted in "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

Photo Collections

House of Horrors - Publicity Stills
Here are several Publicity Stills from Universal Pictures' House of Horrors (1946), starring Rondo Hatton as The Creeper. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, taken for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
House of Horrors - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Universal's House of Horrors (1946), starring Rondo Hatton as The Creeper.
House of Horrors - Scene Stills
Here are several scene stills from Universal Pictures' House of Horrors (1946), starring Rondo Hatton as The Creeper.
House of Horrors - Movie Posters
Here are a few movie posters from Universal Pictures' House of Horrors (1946), starring Rondo Hatton as The Creeper. Included with originals posters from 1946 are a few from the 1952 Realart reissue.
House of Horrors - Lobby Cards
Here are a few lobby cards from Universal Pictures' House of Horrors (1946), starring Rondo Hatton as The Creeper. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Women - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's The Women (1939), directed by George Cukor and featuring an all-star, all-female cast.

Videos

Movie Clip

Threat, The (1949) - Open, Kluger's Out Straight to business, no attempt to disguise the locale (L-A) or the state prison (Folsom), but only Robert Shayne as cop Murphy is properly introduced, though the danger (in the person of un-seen Charles McGraw) is made clear, in The Threat, 1949, directed by Felix Feist, with Michael O’Shea and Virginia Grey.
Threat, The (1949) - We Need Gas Escaped killer Kluger (Charles McGraw) is inside the truck, with his hostages, on whom he plots revenge, tied up in a sedan, so his man Lefty (Frank Richards) and hijacked trucker Turner (Don McGuire) are the front-men, encountering cop Kenneth Patterson and grease monkey Peter Duchow, in The Threat, 1949.
Threat, The (1949) - She Spill Anything? Vengeful escaped gangster Kluger (Charles McGraw) is laying into his hostages, the D-A (Frank Conroy) and cop Williams (Michael O’Shea), with help from his goons (Anthony Caruso, Frank Richards), when he makes clear what he’s after from also-abducted ex-girlfriend Carol (Virginia Grey), in The Threat, 1949, directed by Felix Feist.
Crime of Passion (1957) - Satisfactory Answer Crafty Kathy Doyle (Barbara Stanwyck), wife of unambitious detective Bill (Sterling Hayden), discusses her traffic accident at a party hosted by Alice (Fay Wray), the wife of his boss Tony (Raymond Burr), whom she's pursuing on Bill's behalf, in Crime of Passion, 1957.
Naked Kiss, The (1964) - Selling BonBons Lustful cop Griff (Anthony Eisley) is slumming across the river at the bar run by Candy (Virginia Grey), expecting to find the latest girl he sent over, meeting Hatrack (Edy Williams) instead, in Samuel Fuller's The Naked Kiss, 1964.
Naked Kiss, The (1964) - You Parasite! The famous opening which feels like something the writer-director-producer Sam Fuller just really wanted to do, Constance Towers (as "Kelly") beats her subjective-camera pimp into submission, losing her wig in the process, in The Naked Kiss, 1964.
Dramatic School (1938) - Burning Love Of The Stage Opening scene as Margaret Dumont plays the instructor, students Fluery (Alan Marshall), Simone (Virginia Grey), Nana (Paulette Goddard) and sassy Mado (Lana Turner) all step forward, but it's really about Louise (Luise Rainer), in the MGM semi-ensemble melodrama Dramatic School, 1938.
Dramatic School (1938) - Real Love With A Millionaire Before a big audition, students Simone (Virginia Grey) and Mado (Lana Turner) gossiping about Fluery (Anthony Allan) to the alarm of ambitious Nana (Paulette Goddard), who is later counseled by the more philosophical Louise (Luise Rainer), in MGM's Dramatic School, 1938.
Another Thin Man (1939) - Nick Snores Like A Dog Nick and Nora (William Powell) arriving at the estate of panicked family friend Colonel McFay (C. Aubrey Smith), with many players in the developing mystery (Phyllis Gordon, Virginia Grey, Patric Knowles, Horace MacMahon, Tom Neal) introduced, in Another Thin Man, 1939.
Whistling in the Dark (1941) - Opening Credits Opening title sequence for the MGM programmer Whistling in the Dark, 1941, the first in the series starring Red Skelton, co-starring Ann Rutherford and Conrad Veidt.
Jungle Jim (1948) - Devil Doctor Poison The commissioner (Holmes Herbert) is just about recovered from finding out Dr. Hilary Parker (Virginia Grey) is a woman, come to investigate the funny potion discovered by Johnny Weissmuller (title character), who makes a grand entrance, in Jungle Jim, 1948.

Trailer

Family

Ray Grey
Father
Director.

Bibliography