Virginia Valli
Actor
Virginia Valli
Virginia Valli was an American stage and film actress whose motion picture career started in the silent film era and lasted until the beginning of the sound film era of the 1930s. Born Virginia McSweeney in Chicago, Illinois, she got her acting start in Milwaukee with a stock company. She also did some film work with Essanay Studios in her hometown of Chicago, starting in 1916. Valli continued to appear in films throughout the 1920s.
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Claudette Colbert, Alla Nazimova, Marion Davies, Charles Boyer: Cinecon 2011 - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The first Los Angeles area screening in eight decades of Allan Dwan's East Side, West Side (1927), a risque silent drama starring Sunrise's George O'Brien and Virginia Valli, the leading lady in Alfred Hitchcock's first feature film
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Cinema - Mostras e Extras - 17 a 23 de junho - Jornal do Brasil
Google News - over 5 years
Com Virginia Valli, Carmelita Geraghty, Miles Mander. Patsy é corista do Pleasure Garden Music Hall. Lá ela consegue uma vaga para a dançarina Jill. Jill fica noiva de Hugh, que viaja para os trópicos, ea moça passa a flertar com outros homens
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Snooki, Justin Bieber among the celebrities that keep America dreaming - Montreal Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Virginia Valli was a stenographer traveling through a dangerous part of Chicago while struggling to support her mother and sister before leading the "limousine life," a 1918 story in the same magazine details. Just last week, in an obituary in the Los
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Charles Farrell, Actor, Dies at 88; Made Debut in 'Seventh Heaven'
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: Charles Farrell, the gentle-mannered actor whose career spanned four decades, ranging from silent films to talkies to the 1950's television series ''My Little Margie,'' died on Sunday at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 88 years old. Charles Farrell, the gentle-mannered actor whose career spanned four decades, ranging from silent films
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HITCHCOCK, A CHOICE OF 41 THRILLERS
NYTimes - about 32 years
A multitude of MacGuffins is coming to the Regency Theater, taking up residence Sunday and staying until April 6. What's a MacGuffin? It's the pretext for the plot - whatever artificially sets the plot in motion. ''It's the device, the gimmick, if you will, or the papers the spies are after,'' Alfred Hitchcock, whose films were full of them, once
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Virginia Valli
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 69
    Died on September 24, 1968.
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  • 1966
    Age 67
    She suffered a stroke in 1966, and died two years later, aged 70, in Palm Springs, California.
    More Details Hide Details She was buried in the Welwood Murray Cemetery of that city. She had no children.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1931
    Age 32
    In 1931, she married her second husband, actor Charles Farrell, to whom she remained married until her death.
    More Details Hide Details They moved to Palm Springs, where she was a social fixture for many years.
    Unable to find a suitable studio, she quit films after making the quickie Night Life in Reno, in 1931.
    More Details Hide Details Valli was first married to George Lamson and the two shared a small bungalow in Hollywood, in close proximity to the Hollywood Hotel.
  • 1929
    Age 30
    Her first sound picture was The Isle of Lost Ships in 1929, but her film career would not last much longer due to declining fame.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1924
    Age 25
    She made the bulk of her films between 1924 and 1927 including Alfred Hitchcock's debut feature, The Pleasure Garden, Paid To Love (1927), with William Powell, and Evening Clothes (1927), which featured Adolphe Menjou.
    More Details Hide Details In 1925 Valli performed in The Man Who Found Himself with Thomas Meighan. The production was made at a Long Island, New York studio.
    In 1924 she was the female lead in King Vidor's Southern Gothic Wild Oranges, a film now being seen after several decades of film vault obscurity.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1916
    Age 17
    Born Virginia McSweeney in Chicago, Illinois, she got her acting start in Milwaukee with a stock company. She also did some film work with Essanay Studios in her hometown of Chicago, starting in 1916.
    More Details Hide Details Valli continued to appear in films throughout the 1920s. She was an established star at the Universal studio by the mid-1920s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1898
    Born
    Born on June 10, 1898.
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