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Virginia Vale (I) (1920–2006)

Virginia Vale was born on May 20, 1920 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Dorothy Howe. She was an actress, known for Blonde Comet (1941), The Marshal of Mesa City (1939) and Triple Justice (1940). She died on September 14, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Blonde Comet
Blonde Comet Beverly Blake
The Marshal of Mesa City
The Marshal of Mesa City Virginia King
Triple Justice
Triple Justice Lorna Payson
Bullet Code
Bullet Code Molly Mathews


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 1945 Crime, Inc.
Trixie Waters
 1942 Range Rhythm (Short)
Virginia Vale (uncredited)
 1942 Cactus Capers (Short)
Miss Martin (uncredited)
 1942 Keep Shooting (Short)
Senorita Carlos
 1941 California or Bust (Short)
Grace Lynn
 1941 The Gay Falcon
Hysterical Woman at End (uncredited)
 1941 Unexpected Uncle
Telephone Girl (uncredited)
 1941 The Musical Bandit (Short)
Virginia Porter (uncredited)
 1941 South of Panama
Janice 'Jan' Martin, aka Dolores Esteban
 1941 Robbers of the Range
Alice Tremaine
 1941 Red Skins and Red Heads (Short)
Virginia (uncredited)
 1941 Repent at Leisure
Elevator Girl (uncredited)
 1941 Prairie Spooners (Short)
 1941 The Fired Man (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1940 Stage to Chino
Caroline McKay
 1940 Millionaires in Prison
May Thomas
 1940 Corralling a Schoolmarm (Short)
School Mar'm Alice Lorraine
 1940 Prairie Law
Priscilla Brambull
 1940 Legion of the Lawless
Ellen Ives
 1939 The Marshal of Mesa City
Virginia King
 1939 Three Sons
Phoebe Pardway
 1939 Unmarried
Betty (as Dorothy Howe)
 1939 Persons in Hiding
Flo (as Dorothy Howe)
 1939 Ambush
Waitress at Restaurant (uncredited)
 1939 Disbarred
Airline Stewardess (as Dorothy Howe)
 1938 King of Alcatraz
Dixie (as Dorothy Howe)
 1938 Cocoanut Grove
Hazel De Vore (as Dorothy Howe)
 1938 Her Jungle Love
Eleanor Martin (as Dorothy Howe)
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Joan Fielding (as Dorothy Howe)
 1938 The Buccaneer (uncredited)
 1937 True Confession
Brunette Girl (uncredited)
 1937 Night Club Scandal
Marsh's Maid (as Dorothy Howe)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote foreword to "Westerns Women: Interviews with 50 Leading Ladies of Movie and Television Westerns from the 1930s to the 1960s" by Boyd Magers and Michael G. Fitzgerald (McFarland, 1999).

Alternate Names:

Dorothy Howe

Did You Know?


Born Dorothy Howe, the young actress was chosen as the female winner of Jesse L. Lasky's "Gateway to Hollywood" radio talent search in July, 1939. Her reward was membership in the Screen Actor's Guild and the stage name Virginia Vale. The male winner of the same contest was Kirby Grant. See more »

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