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Virginia O'Brien (1919–2001)


Known to classic film fans by various nicknames--including Miss Deadpan, Frozen Face, and Miss Ice Glacier--this statuesque, dark-haired singer/actress carved a unique niche for herself on stage and screen by the hilarious Sphinx-like way she delivered a song. The daughter of the captain of detectives of the Los Angeles Police Department, Virginia... See full bio »

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Known For

Till the Clouds Roll By
Till the Clouds Roll By Ellie May Shipley (segment "Show Boat") / Virginia O'Brien
(1946)
The Harvey Girls
The Harvey Girls Alma from Ohio
(1946)
The Big Store
(1941)
Du Barry Was a Lady
(1943)

Filmography

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 1976 Gus
Reporter
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Nurse Kittredge
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Alma from Ohio
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Virginia O'Brien ('Here's to the Ladies')
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
Virginia O'Brien
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Virginia O'Brien
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
Ginny
 1942 Panama Hattie
Flo Foster
 1942 Ship Ahoy
Fran Evans
 1941 Ringside Maisie
Virginia O'Brien - Singer
 1941 The Big Store
Kitty
 1940 Hullabaloo
Virginia Ferris
 1940 Sky Murder
Lucille LaVonne (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Was mayor of Wrightwood, CA. See more »

Trademark:

Her deadpan singing See more »

Nickname:

"Miss Red Hot Frozen Face"

Star Sign:

Aries

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