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Birth date: September 29, 1910, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Death date: February 24, 1982, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)
Profession:Actress, Soundtrack
Spouse:Ali Ipar (m. 1952–1964), Ali Ipar (m. 1946–1951), J. Walter Ruben (m. 1937–1942), John Gilbert (m. 1932–1934)
Children:Susan Ann Gilbert, Christopher Ruben
Siblings:Stanley Briggs

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American leading lady of the 1930s and 1940s, Virginia Bruce was born in Minnesota but grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, and came to California to attend college. Her blond good looks got her an entry into films, and after a few extra roles and bit parts she began to make serious inroads as a leading woman in secondary films and as the "other" woman ... Wikipedia

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Madame Wang's1981Madame Wang
Strangers When We Meet1960Mrs. Wagner
The Ford Television Theatre1952-1957TV SeriesRuth Crest
Lux Video Theatre1953-1956TV SeriesMildred Pierce / Jo Cathart Archer / Intermission Guest
Studio 571956TV SeriesMaggie / Beth Breen
Matinee Theatre1956TV SeriesMargaret Ames
Science Fiction Theatre1955TV SeriesJean Gordon / Dr. Myrna Griffin
The Loretta Young Show1955TV SeriesDee Norman
Two Grooms for a Bride1955Laura Weeks
Istanbul1954Nurse
General Electric Theater1953TV SeriesAdele
The Bigelow Theatre1951TV Series
The Silver Theatre1950TV Series
State Department: File 6491949Marge
Night Has a Thousand Eyes1948Jenny Courtland
Love, Honor and Goodbye1945Roberta Baxter
Brazil1944Nicky Henderson
Action in Arabia1944Yvonne Danesco
Careful, Soft Shoulders1942Connie Mathers
Pardon My Sarong1942Joan Marshall
Butch Minds the Baby1942Susie O'Neill
Adventure in Washington1941Jane Scott
The Invisible Woman1940Kitty Carroll
Hired Wife1940Phyllis Walden
The Man Who Talked Too Much1940Joan Reed
Flight Angels1940Mary Norvell
Stronger Than Desire1939Elizabeth Flagg
Society Lawyer1939Pat Abbott
Let Freedom Ring1939Maggie Adams
There's That Woman Again1939Sally Reardon
There Goes My Heart1938Joan Butterfield
Woman Against Woman1938Maris Kent
Yellow Jack1938Frances Blake
The First Hundred Years1938Lynn Conway
Arsène Lupin Returns1938Lorraine de Grissac
The Bad Man of Brimstone1937Loretta Douglas
Wife, Doctor and Nurse1937Miss Stephens aka Steve
Between Two Women1937Patricia Sloan
When Love Is Young1937Wanda Werner
Women of Glamour1937Gloria Hudson
Born to Dance1936Lucy James
The Great Ziegfeld1936Audrey Dane
The Garden Murder Case1936Zalia Graem
Metropolitan1935Anne Merrill
Here Comes the Band1935Margaret
The Murder Man1935Mary Shannon
Escapade1935Gerta
Let 'em Have It1935Eleanor Spencer
Times Square Lady1935Toni Bradley
Shadow of Doubt1935Trenna
Society Doctor1935Madge
The Mighty Barnum1934Jenny Lind
Dangerous Corner1934Ann
Jane Eyre1934Jane Eyre
Kongo1932Ann
A Scarlet Week-End1932Alma McGregor
Downstairs1932Anna, Albert's Wife
Winner Take All1932Joan Gibson
Sky Bride1932Ruth Dunning
The Miracle Man1932Margaret Thornton
Hell Divers1931Girl (scenes deleted)
Whoopee!1930Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
Follow Thru1930Woman in Ladies' Locker Room (uncredited)
Galas de la Paramount1930Chorine
Let's Go Native1930Wendell Sr.'s Secretary (uncredited)
Raffles1930Gwen's Friend (uncredited)
The Social Lion1930Society Girl (uncredited)
Safety in Numbers1930Alma McGregor
Paramount on Parade1930Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Young Eagles1930Florence Welford
Only the Brave1930Elizabeth
Slightly Scarlet1930Enid Corbett
Lilies of the Field1930Doris
Pointed Heels1929Chorus Girl (uncredited)
The Love Parade1929Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Why Bring That Up?1929Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Woman Trap1929Nurse
Illusion1929Party Guest (uncredited)
Hard to Get1929Young woman (uncredited)
Fashions in Love1929uncredited
River of Romance1929Southern Belle (uncredited)
Blue Skies1929Party Guest (uncredited)
Fugitives1929Bit Part (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Born to Sing1942performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin"
Society Lawyer1939performer: "I'm In Love with the Honorable Mr So & So" 1939
Let Freedom Ring1939performer: "Love Serenade" 1939, "America, My Country 'Tis of Thee" 1832 uncredited
Woman Against Woman1938performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin" 1936 - uncredited
Billy Rose's Casa Mañana Revue1938Short performer: "The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful" 1936 - uncredited
The First Hundred Years1938performer: "Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet" 1909 - uncredited
When Love Is Young1937performer: "Did Anyone Ever Tell You?", "When Love Is Young"
Born to Dance1936performer: "Entrance of Lucy James" 1936, "Love Me, Love My Pekinese" 1936, "I've Got You Under My Skin" 1936 - uncredited
The Great Ziegfeld1936performer: "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody" 1919, "You Never Looked So Beautiful" 1936 - uncredited
Metropolitan1935performer: "Micaëla's Aria" - uncredited
Here Comes the Band1935performer: "Tender Is the Night" 1935
Times Square Lady1935performer: "The Object Of My Affection" 1934 - uncredited
Downstairs1932performer: "Schnitzelbank Song"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards1940Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 91939Documentary shortHerself, Horse Owner
Hollywood Hobbies1939Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Behind the Movie Lens1938Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Hollywood Goes to Town1938Short documentaryHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 11936Documentary shortHerself
A Dream Comes True1935Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle1935ShortHerself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ziegfeld Girl Intro2004Video documentary shortAudrey Dane
Complicated Women2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Great Performances2003TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryActress 'The Murder Man (uncredited)
That's Entertainment!1974DocumentaryClip from 'The Great Ziegfeld'
The Invisible Woman1966ShortKitty Carroll
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHerself
Land of Liberty1939

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#Fact
1Her great-grandson is actor Hutch Dano.
2She was a very active member of both the Hollywood Democratic Committee and The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League and donated much of her time and money to many liberal causes (such as the Civil Rights Movement and the creation of The United Nations) and political candidates (including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry Wallace, Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Jimmy Carter) during her lifetime.
3Coached by Roger Edens her soprano voice was used to introduce the Cole Porter song "I've Got You Under My Skin" to film audiences in the MGM musical Born to Dance (1936), singing the song to James Stewart.
4According to Scott O'Brien's biography entitled "Virginia Bruce: Under My Skin," and his accompanying article on Virginia for Classic Images (February, 2010), Virginia was "discovered" by director William Beaudine when the young beauty accompanied her aunt, a clothing designer, to the home of a client, Mrs. Beaudine. Virginia played the piano and sang for him that day. Paramount, under Beaudine's suggestion, took an option out on her and placed her in walk-on and bit parts, her first being Beaudine's Fugitives (1929).
5Lovely but demure, and not especially ambitious or self-promoting, she was prodded by her parents, who were going through financial reversals, to skip her initial plans on a music education at UCLA and pursue film work.
6Failed seven screen tests for the lead in Red-Headed Woman (1932), which went to Jean Harlow.
7Her promising "A" MGM status was hurt following the death of Irving Thalberg. She subsequently was relegated to "B" films.
8Her brother Stanley Briggs was married to Buddy Ebsen's sister and dance partner Vilma Ebsen.
9Very good friends with Cesar Romero and Joan Crawford.
10Her third husband Ali Ipar ventured into a misguided Turkish shipping business that eventually put him behind bars. Virginia was a major contributor to the business.
11Portrayed soprano Jenny Lind in The Mighty Barnum (1934) and a character loosely based on Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.'s mistress Lillian Lorraine in The Great Ziegfeld (1936).
12After ex-husband John Gilbert died in 1936, she made 14 movies in 16 months.
13Her daughter Susan Ann Gilbert was born in 1933. She also had a son, Christopher Ruben, in 1941.
14She was divorced from Ali Ipar for the first time in 1951 when he began his compulsory Turkish army service because Turkish law forbids commissions to men married to foreigners.
15Was one of the 20 original The Goldwyn Girls, along with Betty Grable, Paulette Goddard and Ann Sothern.

#Quote
1My chief purpose in life is to fall in love. I don't know why I want to, but I do.


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