Appeared (as "Edna") in "The Doughgirls" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Joseph Fields
. Directed by George S. Kaufman
. Lyceum Theatre: 30 Dec 1942-29 Jul 1944 (671 performances). Cast: Walter Beck, Reed Brown Jr., Theodore Bryant, Maurice Burke, King Calder
(as "Julian Cadman"), George Calvert, Mary Cooper, George Davis,
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on Loretta Young
] She was, and is, the only actress I really dislike. She was sickeningly sweet, a pure phony. Her two faces sent me home angry and crying several times.
Although Virginia certainly had the talent to become a top film star, it is believed that her actions and candid opinions about others stars did her in. When David O. Selznick
made a pass at her, she clubbed him over the head with a decanter. Disparaging remarks about actress Loretta Young
("phony" and "two-faced") and Betty Hutton
("moody") hurt her reputation.