Virginia Mayo

Actor, Showgirl
Wholesome blonde actor who played decorative romantic leads opposite comedians Bob Hope and Danny Kaye in several Sam Goldwyn Technicolor romps of the 1940s including "The Princess and the Pirate" (1944) and "Wonder ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1920 in St Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Ronald Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Dream Factory 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Unscripted Hollywood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

James Cagney: Top of the World 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Witness 1992 (Movie)

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Evil Spirits 1991 (Movie)

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French Quarter 1977 (Movie)

Countess Willie Piazza / Ida (Actor)

Haunted 1976 (Movie)

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Fort Utah 1966 (Movie)

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Jet Over the Atlantic 1959 (Movie)

Jean Gurney (Actor)

Westbound 1958 (Movie)

Norma Putnam (Actor)

The Story of Mankind 1957 (Movie)

Cleopatra (Actor)

The Tall Stranger 1957 (Movie)

Ellen (Actor)

Great Day in the Morning 1956 (Movie)

Ann Alaine (Actor)

The Big Land 1956 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

King Richard and the Crusaders 1954 (Movie)

Lady Edith (Actor)

The Silver Chalice 1954 (Movie)

Helena (Actor)

She's Working Her Way Through College 1952 (Movie)

Angela Gardner (Actor)

Along the Great Divide 1951 (Movie)

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The Flame and the Arrow 1950 (Movie)

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The Girl From Jones Beach 1949 (Movie)

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White Heat 1949 (Movie)

Verna Jarrett (Actor)

Always Leave Them Laughing 1948 (Movie)

Nancy Eagen (Actor)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 1947 (Movie)

Rosalind (Actor)

The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 (Movie)

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The Kid From Brooklyn 1945 (Movie)

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The Princess and the Pirate 1943 (Movie)

Princess Margaret (Actor)

A Song Is Born (Movie)

Honey Swanson (Actor)

Captain Horatio Hornblower (Movie)

Lady Barbara Wellesley (Actor)

Colorado Territory (Movie)

Colorado Carson (Actor)

Flaxy Martin (Movie)

Flaxy Martin (Actor)

Follies Girl (Movie)

Extra (Actor)

Jack London (Movie)

Mamie (Actor)

Red Light (Movie)

Carla North (Actor)

She's Back on Broadway (Movie)

Catherine Terris (Actor)

South Sea Woman (Movie)

Ginger Martin (Actor)

Starlift (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Iron Mistress (Movie)

Judalon de Bornay (Actor)

The West Point Story (Movie)

Eve Dillon (Actor)

Biography

Wholesome blonde actor who played decorative romantic leads opposite comedians Bob Hope and Danny Kaye in several Sam Goldwyn Technicolor romps of the 1940s including "The Princess and the Pirate" (1944) and "Wonder Man" (1945). Goldwyn also tried her in his acclaimed, Oscar-winning study of the difficulties of veterans' postwar readjustment, "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946), in which she showed a likeable toughness and ordinariness rather than the usual peaches and cream appeal. Mayo was later in a few creditable "straight" roles including, most memorably, a pair of fine, rough-edged films for director Raoul Walsh, "White Heat" and "Colorado Territory" (both 1949), which suggested a greater acting potential than had been seen to that point.

Relationships

Lee Jones

Brother
older

Michael O'Shea Actor

Husband
married 1947 until his death in 1973

Milestones

1942

Feature film debut, "Jack London"

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