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Virginia Cherrill (1908–1996)

Actress in US and UK films of the early 1930s. Born on a farm, Cherrill was discovered by Charles Chaplin while sitting beside him at a boxing match in Los Angeles; he introduced himself at intermission and hired her for her debut in City Lights (1931). She met husband Cary Grant at the premiere of Blonde Venus (1932) and stopped working after ... See full bio »

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 1936 Troubled Waters
June Elkhardt
 1935 Late Extra
Janet Graham
 1935 What Price Crime
Sandra Worthington (as Virginia Cherril)
 1934 Money Mad
Linda
 1934 White Heat
Lucille Cheney
 1933 Ladies Must Love
Bill's Society Fiancee
 1933 Charlie Chan's Greatest Case
Barbara Winterslip
 1933 He Couldn't Take It
Eleanor Rogers
 1933 The Nuisance
Miss Rutherford
 1933 Fast Workers
Virginia
 1931 Delicious
Diana Van Bergh
 1931 The Brat
Angela
 1931 Girls Demand Excitement
Joan Madison
 1928 The Air Circus
Extra (uncredited)
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 1983 Unknown Chaplin (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself
- The Great Director (1983) ... Herself
 1934 Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 (Short)
Herself (uncredited)
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 2004 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) ... Herself
 1993 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Grant's First Wife
- Cary Grant: Hollywood's Leading Man (1993) ... Herself - Grant's First Wife
 1992 Chaplin
A Blind Girl (uncredited)
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1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Virginia Cherril | Virginia Cherrill Martini

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[When asked why her film career ended] I was no great shakes as an actress. See more »

Trivia:

She did not give many interviews after her retirement from films. Her only extensive recorded interview was with filmmakers Kevin Brownlow and ;David Gill' for their documentary Unknown Chaplin (1983). Film historian Jeffrey Vance interviewed her extensively in her last years and quotes her in the book "Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema" (2003) and in the audio commentary track to the Criterion ... See more »

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