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July 17, 2022

40 Beautiful Photos of Virginia Grey in the 1930s and ’40s

Born 1917 in Edendale, California, American actress Virginia Grey debuted at the age of 10 in the silent film Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1927) as Little Eva. She gave up on training to be a nurse and returned to films in the 1930s with bit parts and work as an extra. She eventually signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and appeared in several films, including The Hardys Ride High (1939) with Mickey Rooney, Another Thin Man (1939) with William Powell, Hullabaloo (1940), and The Big Store (1941) with the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo and Chico).

Grey left MGM in 1942, and worked steadily for several studios over subsequent years. During the 1950s and 1960s, producer Ross Hunter frequently included her in his popular soap melodramas such as All That Heaven Allows, Back Street and Madame X.

Grey appeared in over 100 films and a number of radio and television shows from the 1930s to the early 1980s. She died in 2004, age 87, in Woodland Hills, California, at The Motion Picture Home where she was a resident. Take a look at these vintage photos to see the beauty of a young Virginia Grey in the 1930s and 1940s.


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