Virginia Cherrill
American actor
Virginia Cherrill
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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Clássico de Chaplin será exibido no Theatro Municipal do Rio - Adoro Cinena Blog (Blogue)
Google News - over 5 years
Estrelado por Chaplin e Virginia Cherrill, Luzes da Cidade conta a história da paixão de um vagabundo por uma pobre florista cega. Ele tenta conseguir o dinheiro necessário para a cirurgia para restaurar a visão da amada, enquanto esta acredita que o
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LUCANIA FILM FESTIVAL 2011: PRENDE AVVIO NELLA NOTTE DI SAN LORENZO - SassiLand (Comunicati Stampa)
Google News - over 5 years
E' la storia dell'incontro tra il vagabondo (Charlie Chaplin) e la fioraia cieca (Virginia Cherrill), in un turbine di gag, equivoci, tenerezze, difficoltà di vivere che vedono alla fine trionfare l'amicizia e l'amore. Una festa di sentimenti senza
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Crazy, Stupid, Love. - Filmcritic.com
Google News - over 5 years
By the filmcritic critics By the filmcritic community I don't know when exactly the movies became so in love with love but I imagine the obsession hit its endless stride not long after Virginia Cherrill regained her sight and got a real gander at a
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City Lights - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Both Virginia Cherrill as the blind girl (the lovely actress would later become Cary Grant's first wife) and Harry Myers as the millionaire are exceptionally believable. I first saw City Lights in Manhattan when I was 24 and the picture was already 32
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Jane's Fame
NYTimes - over 5 years
A JANE AUSTEN EDUCATION How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter By William Deresiewicz 255 pp. The Penguin Press. $25.95. WHY JANE AUSTEN? By Rachel M. Brownstein 320 pp. Columbia University Press. $29.50. In 1990, William Deresiewicz was on his way to gaining a Ph.D. in English literature at Columbia
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Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago Reader
Google News - over 5 years
... a beautiful example of Chaplin's ability to turn narrative fragments into emotional wholes. The two halves of the film are sentiment and slapstick. They are not blended but woven into a pattern as eccentric as it is sublime. With Virginia Cherrill
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Jennifer Grant et son incroyable père Cary... - Actualitté.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Sa mère Dyan Cannon, la quatrième épouse de Cary Grant, se plaignait d'avoir été battue par son mari, comme Virginia Cherrill avant elle. Le roman est pourtant décrit comme « un portrait enchanteur de la relation profonde et d'amour entre une fille et
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Fiica lui Cary Grant scrie o carte despre legendarul actor - CinemaRx
Google News - almost 6 years
Desi a fost casatorit de cinci ori, printre sotiile sale numarandu-se Virginia Cherrill, Barbara Hutton, Betsy Drake, Dyan Cannon si Barbara Harris, Cary Grant nu a avut decat un singur mostenitor in persoana fiicei sale Jennifer, rezultata din
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Behind Every King
NYTimes - almost 6 years
SHE-WOLVES The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth By Helen Castor Illustrated. 480 pp. Harper/HarperCollins Publishers. $27.99. Woman was never born to rule. Medieval man never doubted that simple proposition. Neither did the 15th- and 16th-century men whose deplorably low opinion of uppity women helps provide Helen Castor, an accomplished
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Carrying On
NYTimes - over 6 years
THE GREAT SILENCE Britain From the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age By Juliet Nicolson Illustrated. 302 pp. Grove Press. $25 Two-thirds of the way through her vivid account of the aftermath of the carnage we glamorize as the Great War, Juliet Nicolson recalls the extraordinary British success of ''J'Accuse,'' a silent film
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Jobless Recovery
NYTimes - almost 7 years
SLOW LOVE How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas and Found Happiness By Dominique Browning 271 pp. Atlas & Company. $23 Once upon a time, not so very long ago, Dominique Browning had the world at her feet. She had written two inspiring and widely admired books that combined tantalizing fragments of memoir with graceful meditations on the healing
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We Three Kings
NYTimes - almost 7 years
GEORGE, NICHOLAS AND WILHELM Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I By Miranda Carter Illustrated. 498 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $30 In July 1917 -- the point at which Miranda Carter opens this enterprising history of imperial vicissitudes and royal reversals -- George V, king of Great Britain and emperor of India, resolved to change his name.
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Movie Guide and Film Series
NYTimes - about 9 years
MOVIES Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'CITY LIGHTS' Talking pictures were old news by 1931, when Charlie Chaplin released ''City Lights,'' a ''comedy-romance in pantomime'' that he had begun filming
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NEW DVD'S; Schindler and the Shoah in the Words of Survivors
NYTimes - almost 13 years
By 1937 in Poland ''we had a feeling that things weren't going to be so good for the Jews,'' says a survivor of the Krakow ghetto in a 77-minute documentary that accompanies Steven Spielberg's ''Schindler's List,'' released today for the first time on DVD by Universal. Accompanying the documentary, called ''Voices From the List,'' is a 12-minute
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - about 16 years
I NEVER saw Kenneth Branagh's HENRY V (1989) when it was in theaters. Like a lot of Amerian moviegoers, I'd never heard of the 28-year-old Belfast-born upstart who had directed, written the screen adaptation and starred in the title role. Then one day I happened upon Mr. Branagh's scene with Emma Thompson, as Katherine, on television, and couldn't
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The Great Dictator
NYTimes - almost 20 years
CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND HIS TIMES By Kenneth S. Lynn. Illustrated. 604 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. $35. CHARLIE CHAPLIN (1889-1977) was lionized as far back as 1915, when his early comedies consolidated his tramp's persona on the world's silent screens. Audiences everywhere laughed at his antics even before they knew that the little fellow with the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Virginia Cherrill
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 87
    Died on November 14, 1996.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1948
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She had no children. Cherrill has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1545 Vine Street. Notes Bibliography
  • TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 28
    Her third husband was George Child-Villiers, 9th Earl of Jersey, from 1937 to 1946.
    More Details Hide Details She thus changed her legal name to Virginia Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey.
  • 1934
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 1931
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She then gave up her film career, claiming that she was "no great shakes as an actress."
  • 1930
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details John Ford directed her in The Brat (1931).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1925
    Age 16
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She found her first marriage unsatisfying and, courtesy of her friendship with Lederer, decamped to California where she would meet William Randolph Hearst, When she went to Hollywood for a visit, she met Charlie Chaplin when he sat next to her at a boxing match. although Chaplin, in his autobiography, wrote that she approached him on the beach wanting him to cast her in his film. Chaplin soon cast Cherrill in City Lights. Although the film and her performance were well-received, her working relationship with Chaplin on the film was often strained. As indicated in the documentary, Unknown Chaplin, Cherrill was fired from the film for leaving the set for a hairdressing appointment. at one point and Chaplin planned to re-film all her scenes with Georgia Hale, but ultimately realized too much money had already been spent on the film. Cherrill recalls in the documentary that she followed close friend Marion Davies's advice to hold out for more money when Chaplin asked her to return to the film.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born on April 12, 1908.
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