Virginia Bruce

Actress + Singer
Born Sep 29, 1910

Virginia Bruce was an American actress and singer.

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1910 Birth Born on September 29, 1910.


1928 17 Years Old After she graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1928, she moved with her family to Los Angeles intending to enroll in the University of California, Los Angeles when a friendly wager sent her seeking film work. … Read More
1930 19 Years Old In 1930 she appeared on Broadway in the musical Smiles, followed by America's Sweetheart in 1931.


1932 21 Years Old She returned to Hollywood in 1932, where on August 10, 1932, she married John Gilbert, her co-star in the film Downstairs. She retired briefly after the birth of their daughter Susan Ann Gilbert. The couple divorced in 1934, and Virginia returned to a hectic schedule of film appearances. … Read More
1937 26 Years Old Bruce married her second husband, film director J. Walter Ruben, in 1937, making the Wallace Beery western The Bad Man of Brimstone with him that year, and they had a son named Christopher, but she was widowed in 1942.


1946 35 Years Old In 1946 she married Ali Ipar. They divorced in 1951 in order for him to receive a commission in the Turkish Military (which forbade promotions of men married to foreigners), but remarried in 1952, divorcing again in 1964. Bruce died of cancer on February 24, 1982, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. … Read More


1982 71 Years Old Died on February 24, 1982.
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