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Virginia Grey (1917–2004)

Born into a show-business family--her father was a director and her mother was a film cutter--Virginia Grey made her film debut at age 10 as Eva in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927). After a few more films as a child actress, she left the business to finish her schooling. Returning to films as an adult in the 1930s, she started out getting extra work and ... See full bio »

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 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Callahan
- Part IV (1976) ... Miss Callahan
- Part III (1976) ... Miss Callahan
- Part I (1976) ... Miss Callahan
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Jack's Mom (segment "Love and the Hot Spell")
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Cavanaugh
- Rebel Doctor (1970) ... Mrs. Cavanaugh
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Mrs. Meacham
- The Challenge (1968) ... Mrs. Meacham
 1967 Rosie!
Mrs. Peters
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
- Magic Mirror (1967) ... Grace
 1966 My Three Sons (TV Series)
- Fly Away Home (1966) ... Ellen
 1966 Madame X
 1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Laura Pritican
- Nobody Said Hello (1966) ... Laura Pritican
 1965 Love Has Many Faces
Irene Talbot
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Elaine Barrows
- Who Killed What's His Name? (1964) ... Elaine Barrows
 1963 Black Zoo
Jenny Brooks
 1957-1963 The Christophers (TV Series)
Ann Foster
- Two Worlds of Ann Foster (1957) ... Ann Foster
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ann Loring
- The Artist (1962) ... Ann Loring
 1961 Flower Drum Song
Rosalind (uncredited)
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Camille Quinlaw
 1961 Back Street
Janey nee Smith
 1961 Tammy Tell Me True
Miss Jenks
 1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Lisa Randolph
- Death Is a Four Letter Word (1961) ... Lisa Randolph
 1958-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Ranie Webster / Beth Pearson / Kate Parker / ...
- The Beth Pearson Story (1961) ... Beth Pearson / Ranie Webster
- The Kate Parker Story (1959) ... Kate Parker
- The Honorable Don Charlie Story (1958) ... Tottie Crane
 1960 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Clara Calloway
- Life Sentence (1960) ... Clara Calloway
 1960 Portrait in Black
Miss Lee
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
- Slip of the Tongue (1960) ... Connie
 1953-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mrs. Bennett
- R.S.V.P. (1960) ... Mrs. Bennett
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Day the Town Stood Up (1959) ... Zelda
 1959 The David Niven Show (TV Series)
Hazel Simms
- Good Deed (1959) ... Hazel Simms
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Emily Dubois
- V as in Voodoo (1959) ... Emily Dubois
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Flo Collins
- Grandfather (1959) ... Flo Collins
 1959 No Name on the Bullet
Roseanne Fraden
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Laurie Tabor
- Trapped (1958) ... Laurie Tabor
 1958 The Restless Years
Miss Robeson
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Myrtle Wilson
 1958 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Audrey Crane
- Taps for Jeffrey (1958) ... Audrey Crane
 1956-1958 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Evelyn / Tracy King
- A Guilty Woman (1958) ... Evelyn
- The Wildcatter (1957)
- A Point of Law (1956) ... Tracy King
 1955-1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Marjorie Martinson / Iris Millar
- Millionaire Marjorie Martinson (1958) ... Marjorie Martinson
- The Iris Millar Story (1955) ... Iris Millar
 1957 Jeanne Eagels
Elsie Desmond
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Laura Ward
- Easy Going Man (1957) ... Laura Ward
 1957 Crime of Passion
Sara Alidos
 1956 Accused of Murder
Sandra Lamoreaux
 1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater (TV Series)
- General Delivery (1956)
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
- Spin Into Darkness (1956) ... Edna
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Jane Trask
- Crack-Up (1956) ... Jane Trask
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
- The Lone Hand (1956) ... Beth
- Arizona Ames (1956)
 1955 The Rose Tattoo
Estelle Hohengarten
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Sheila Dunlap
- The Water Maker (1955) ... Sheila Dunlap
 1955 All That Heaven Allows
Alida Anderson
 1954-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The 99th Day (1955) ... Jen
 1955 The Eternal Sea
Dorothy Buracker
 1954 Target Earth
Vicki Harris
 1954 The Forty-Niners
Stella Walker
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Alma Firenzi
- The San Pedro Story ... Alma Firenzi
 1952-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Angela / Nancy Shaw
- The Bad Streak (1954) ... Angela
- Dante's Inferno (1952) ... Nancy Shaw
 1954 Waterfront (TV Series)
Linda Talmadge
- Tailor-Made Trouble (1954) ... Linda Talmadge
 1953 Captain Scarface
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lillie / Madeleine Byron
- Tangier Lady (1953) ... Lillie
- They Also Serve (1953) ... Madeleine Byron
 1953 The Fighting Lawman
Raquel Jackson
 1953 A Perilous Journey
 1952 The Unexpected (TV Series)
Dr. Lorraine Rhodes
- The Professional Touch (1952) ... Dr. Lorraine Rhodes
 1952 Desert Pursuit
Mary Smith
 1951 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actress
- Episode #2.14 (1951) ... Guest Actress
 1951 Slaughter Trail
Lorabelle Larkin
 1951 Bullfighter and the Lady
Lisbeth Flood
 1951 Three Desperate Men
Laura Brock
 1950 The Magnavox Theatre (TV Series)
Janet Smedley Adams
- The Hurricane at Pilgrim Hill (1950) ... Janet Smedley Adams
 1950 Highway 301
Mary Simms
 1949 The Threat
 1948 Mexican Hayride
 1948 Miraculous Journey
 1948 So This Is New York
Ella Goff Finch
 1948 Who Killed Doc Robbin?
Ann Loring
 1948 Glamour Girl
Lorraine Royle
 1947 Wyoming
Lila Regan
 1946 Swamp Fire
Janet Hilton
 1946 House of Horrors
Joan Medford
 1945 Men in Her Diary
Diana Lee
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
Rita Dane
 1945 Grissly's Millions
Katherine Palmor Bentley
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Edna Van Dyke
 1943 Stage Door Canteen
Virginia Grey
 1943 Idaho
Terry Grey
 1942 Grand Central Murder
Sue Custer
 1942 Mr. and Mrs. North
Jane Wilson
 1941 Whistling in the Dark
'Fran' Post
 1941 Washington Melodrama
Teddy Carlyle
 1941 Blonde Inspiration
Margie Blake
 1940 Keeping Company
Anastasia Atherton
 1940 Hullabaloo
Laura Merriweather
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Lila Hanley
 1940 The Captain Is a Lady
Mary Peabody
 1940 Three Cheers for the Irish
Patricia Casey
 1939 Thunder Afloat
Susan Thorson
 1939 The Women
 1939 Broadway Serenade
 1939 Idiot's Delight
Shirley Laughlin
 1938 Dramatic School
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
 1938 Rich Man, Poor Girl
Miss Selma Willis
 1938 The Shopworn Angel
Chorus Girl #1 (uncredited)
 1938 Ladies in Distress
 1938 Snow Gets in Your Eyes (Short)
 1938 Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue (Short)
Virginia Mason
 1938 Test Pilot
 1938 The Canary Comes Across (Short)
Ann Clayton
 1937 Pacific Paradise (Short)
Woman Kissing Naval Officer (uncredited)
 1937 Bad Guy
 1937 Secret Valley
Joan Carlo
 1936 Old Hutch
Ethel, Girl with Dave in Drugstore
 1936 Our Relations
Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
 1936 Violets in Spring (Short)
Mary Jones
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Ziegfeld Girl (uncredited)
 1935 She Gets Her Man
Club Woman (uncredited)
 1935 Don't Bet on Blondes
Girl with Henry (uncredited)
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1934 The Firebird
Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
 1934 The St. Louis Kid
Second Girl (scenes deleted)
 1934 Dames
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1933 Secrets
Audrey Carlton as a Child (uncredited)
 1931 Palmy Days
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1931 Misbehaving Ladies
Hazel Boyd
 1928 Jazz Mad (uncredited)
 1928 Heart to Heart
Hazel Boyd
 1928 The Michigan Kid
Rose, as a child
 1927 Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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She had an on again/off again relationship with Clark Gable in the 1940s. After his wife Carole Lombard died and he returned from military service, Clark and Virginia were often seen at restaurants and nightclubs together. Many, including Virginia herself, expected him to marry her. The tabloids were all expecting the wedding announcement. It was a great surprise when he hastily married Lady ... See more »

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