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Virginia Valli Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 January 1896Chicago
Date of Death 24 September 1968Palm Springs, California, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameVirginia McSweeney
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Virginia got her start with a Milwaukee stock company and also did some film work with Essanay Studios in 1917 Chicago. Back in the theater, it would be 3 more years before she was brought out to Hollywood to act as leading lady to Bert Lytell. Virginia would continue to appear in films throughout the decade and she would be an established star at Universal by the mid 20's. The bulk of her films would be between 1924 and 1927. While she had no trouble adjusting to sound in The Isle of Lost Ships (1929), which she made at First National, her big salary and declining appeal both conspired to end her film career. Unable to find a suitable studio, she would make her last film The Last Zeppelin (1930) at Tiffany Studios. In 1931, she married Charles Farrell and retired from the screen to live in Beverly Hills before moving to Palm Springs.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Spouse (2)

Charles Farrell (14 February 1931 - 24 September 1968) (her death)
Lamson, Demarest (1921 - 1926) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

Silent film actress.
Buried in Welwood Murray Cemetery, Palm Springs, California.
Suffered a stroke in 1966.
For over three decades she ran the popular Palm Springs star hang-out "The Raquet Club," which opened on Christmas Day in 1934.
Studied dancing in her early years.
Husband Charles Farrell eventually served as mayor of Palm Springs from 1948 until 1954.
Was a stenographer before becoming an actress.
She endorsed Lux Toilet Soap (1929).
Upon her death, her remains were interred at Welwood Murray Cemetery in Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA. Her location plot is Section 10-3, Lot F,.

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