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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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Meet the People 'Woodpecker' Peg
Till the Clouds Roll By Ellie May Shipley (segment "Show Boat") / Virginia O'Brien
The Harvey Girls Alma from Ohio


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 1976 Gus
 1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Tootie Stevens Walters
- The Reunion (1956) ... Tootie Stevens Walters
 1955 Francis in the Navy
Nurse Kittredge
 1951 Hollywood Theatre Time (TV Series)
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Phyllis Montague
 1946 The Show-Off
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By
Ellie May Shipley (segment "Show Boat") / Virginia O'Brien
 1946 The Harvey Girls
Alma from Ohio
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies
Virginia O'Brien ('Here's to the Ladies')
 1944 Meet the People
'Woodpecker' Peg
 1944 Two Girls and a Sailor
Virginia O'Brien
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Virginia O'Brien
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady
 1942 Panama Hattie
Flo Foster
 1942 Ship Ahoy
Fran Evans
 1941 Lady Be Good
 1941 Ringside Maisie
Virginia O'Brien - Singer
 1941 The Big Store
 1940 Hullabaloo
Virginia Ferris
 1940 Sky Murder
Lucille LaVonne (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (8 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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5' 6½" (1.69 m)

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Gave birth to her first child at age 26, a daughter Theresa Feggo on June 20, 1945. Child's father was her first husband, Kirk Alyn. See more »


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"Miss Red Hot Frozen Face"

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