Virginia Field

Actor
British-born blonde second lead of the 1930s and 40s who, after a brief stage career and appearances in a few British features, moved to Hollywood in 1935; after an impressive American debut as a frisky barmaid in ... Read more »
Born: 11/04/1917 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (31)

The Explosive Generation 1960 (Movie)

Mrs Sommers (Actor)

John Loves Mary 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Imperfect Lady 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Variety Girl 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stage Door Canteen 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

Knockout 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dance, Girl, Dance 1939 (Movie)

Elinor Harris (Actor)

Captain Fury 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eternally Yours 1938 (Movie)

Lola De Vere (Actor)

Ali Baba Goes to Town 1936 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lloyd's of London 1935 (Movie)

Polly (Actor)

Sing, Baby, Sing 1935 (Movie)

Farraday's Nurse (Actor)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Movie)

Morgan Le Fay (Actor)

Atlantic Convoy (Movie)

Lida Adams (Actor)

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (Movie)

Evelyn Grey (Actor)

Dream Girl (Movie)

Miriam Allerton Lucas (Actor)

Hudson's Bay (Movie)

Nell Gwynn (Actor)

Ladies in Love (Movie)

Countess Helena (Actor)

Ladies' Man (Movie)

Gladys Hayden (Actor)

Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (Movie)

Eleanor Kirke (Actor)

Mr. Moto's Last Warning (Movie)

Connie Porter (Actor)

Repeat Performance (Movie)

Paula Costello (Actor)

The Cisco Kid and the Lady (Movie)

Billie Graham (Actor)

The Crystal Ball (Movie)

Jo Ainsley (Actor)

The Lady Is Willing (Movie)

Maid (Actor)

The Perfect Marriage (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

The Primrose Path (Movie)

Ianthe Dorland (Actor)

The Sun Never Sets (Movie)

Phyllis Ransome (Actor)

The Veils of Bagdad (Movie)

Rosanna (Actor)

Think Fast, Mr. Moto (Movie)

Gloria Danton (Actor)

Waterloo Bridge (Movie)

Kitty (Actor)
Art Department (13)

Le Sourire du Clown 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Face the Music 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Sons 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Moving Violations 1985 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Exterminator 2 1984 (Movie)

art direction(Los Angeles) (Art Director)

Spring Break 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Friday the 13th Part 2 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A Stranger Is Watching 1980 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Friday the 13th 1980 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Framed (TV Show)

Art Director

Shattered Vows (TV Show)

Set Decorator

The Cradle Will Fall (TV Show)

Art Director
Production Management (1)

Goodbye New York 1985 (Movie)

(New York) (Production Supervisor)

Biography

British-born blonde second lead of the 1930s and 40s who, after a brief stage career and appearances in a few British features, moved to Hollywood in 1935; after an impressive American debut as a frisky barmaid in "Lloyds of London" (1936) she was soon typecast as the "other woman" in numerous films. Field was featured in "Captain Fury" (1939), "Waterloo Bridge" (1940) and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" (1949) and also appeared in the "Mr. Moto" series of detective films as well as "Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo" (1937). Her first husband was actor Paul Douglas and her third was actor Willard Parker.

Relationships

Father

Mother
was cousin of General Robert E Lee

Grandson
had two survived her

Paul Douglas Actor

Husband

Margaret Douglas

Daughter
father Paul Douglas

Howard Grode

Husband

Auriol Lee

Aunt
gave niece start in theater

Willard Parker Actor

Husband
Married 1951 until her death in 1992

Van Parker

Son
father Willard Parker survived her

EDUCATION

AFI Conservatory

1988

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1988

educated in Paris and Vienna; left school to go on the stage while still in teens

Milestones

1964

Last feature film, "The Earth Dies Screaming"

1948

Appeared in Moss Hart comedy "Light Up the Sky" on Broadway

1941

Starred in the Broadway comedy "The Doughgirls"

1935

Moved to US and appeared in screen test as a favor to another actor; Field was hired instead of the friend; signed by 20th Century-Fox (date approximate)

1934

Film debut, "The Lady Is Willing"

1933

Appeared on London stage with Leslie Howard in "This Side Idolatry"

Stage debut in Max Reinhardt's production of "All's Well That Ends Well"

Bonus Trivia

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Chose stage name Virginia in honor of distant relative Robert E Lee's home state.

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