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  • BIRTH 22/03/1917
  • DEATH 31/07/2004
  • Country United States
  • SHOWS 4
  • MOVIES 20

Virginia Grey

Virginia Grey (March 22, 1917 – July 31, 2004) was an American actress.

She was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of director Ray Grey. One of her early babysitters was Gloria Swanson. Grey debuted at the age of ten in the silent film Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927) as Little Eva. She continued acting for a few more years, but then left movies in order to finish her education.

Grey returned to films in the 1930s with bit parts and extra work, but she eventually signed a contract with MGM and appeared in such movies as Another Thin Man, Hullabaloo and The Big Store. She played Consuela McNish in The Hardys Ride High (1939) with Mickey Rooney.

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

She had an on again/off again relationship with Clark Gable in the 1940s. After his wife Carole Lombard died and he returned from military service, Clark and Virginia were often seen at restaurants and nightclubs together. Many, including Virginia herself, expected him to marry her. The tabloids were all expecting the wedding announcement. It was a great surprise when he hastily married Lady Sylvia Ashley in 1949. Virginia was heartbroken. They divorced in 1952, but much to Virginia's dismay their brief romance was never rekindled. Her friends say that her hoping and waiting for Clark was the reason she never married.

She was a regular on television in the 1950s and 1960s, appearing on Playhouse 90, General Electric Theater, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, Your Show of Shows, Wagon Train, Bonanza, Marcus Welby, M.D., Love, American Style, Burke's Law, The Virginian, Peter Gunn and many others.

She was portrayed by Anna Torv in the HBO Mini-series The Pacific.

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Virginia Grey

Shows (4)

The Virginian
The Virginian
Laura Pritican
Four Star Playhouse
Four Star Playhouse
Angela / Nancy Shaw
General Electric Theater
General Electric Theater
Mrs. Bennett
Burke's Law
Burke's Law
Elaine Barrows

Movies (20)

All That Heaven Allows
All That Heaven Allows
Alida Anderson
Unconquered
Unconquered
Diana
The Big Store
The Big Store
Joan Sutton
Tarzan's New York Adventure
Tarzan's New York Adventure
Connie Beach
Portrait in Black
Portrait in Black
Miss Lee
Mexican Hayride
Mexican Hayride
Mary / Montana
Bad Guy
Bad Guy
Kitty Ryan
Unknown Island
Unknown Island
Carole Lane
The Restless Years
The Restless Years
Miss Robson
The Naked Kiss
The Naked Kiss
Candy
No Name on the Bullet
No Name on the Bullet
Roseanne Fraden
The Women
The Women
Pat
Wyoming
Wyoming
Lila Regan
Our Relations
Our Relations
Pirate's Club Customer (uncredited)
Strangers in the Night
Strangers in the Night
Dr. Leslie Ross
Target Earth
Target Earth
Vicki Harris
The Rose Tattoo
The Rose Tattoo
Estelle Hohengarten
Another Thin Man
Another Thin Man
Lois MacFay
Flame of Barbary Coast
Flame of Barbary Coast
Rita Dane
The Hardys Ride High
The Hardys Ride High
Consuela MacNish