Virginia Cherrill

Virginia Cherrill

Born Apr 12, 1908

Virginia Cherrill was an American actress known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931).

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1908 Birth Born on April 12, 1908.


1925 17 Years Old She had been voted "Queen of the Artists Ball" in Chicago in 1925 and was invited to perform on the variety stage by Florence Ziegfeld, an offer she declined. … Read More


1930 22 Years Old Even before City Lights was released, 20th Century Fox signed Cherrill to a contract and she appeared in early sound films of the 1930's, such as Girls Demand Excitement (1931), one of John Wayne's first films as a star. … Read More
1931 23 Years Old She also appeared in the 1931 Gershwin musical Delicious with Janet Gaynor, and two of James Mason's first films, including Troubled Waters, which turned out to be her last film. … Read More
1934 26 Years Old Cherrill married four times. Her first husband, Irving Adler, was a rich Chicago lawyer. Her second husband was actor Cary Grant, from 1934 to 1935; she left him after seven months of marriage alleging that Grant was abusive toward her.
1937 29 Years Old Her third husband was George Child-Villiers, 9th Earl of Jersey, from 1937 to 1946. … Read More


1948 40 Years Old Cherrill finally settled down with Florian Martini, a Polish airman whose squadron she had looked after during World War II. He found a job working for Lockheed Martin in Santa Barbara, California where they lived from 1948 until her death at age 88. … Read More


1996 89 Years Old Died on November 14, 1996.
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