Virginia Bruce (I) (1909–1982)

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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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Invisible Woman Kitty Carroll
Winner Take All Joan Gibson
There's That Woman Again Sally Reardon


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 1960 Strangers When We Meet
Mrs. Wagner
 1952-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Ruth Crest
- The Connoisseur (1957) ... Ruth Crest
 1953-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mildred Pierce / Jo Cathcart Archer
- Mildred Pierce (1956) ... Mildred Pierce
- Meet Jo Cathcart (1954) ... Jo Cathcart Archer
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Maggie / Beth Breen
- Out of Sight (1956) ... Maggie
- Who's Calling? (1956) ... Beth Breen
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Margaret Ames
- People in Glass (1956) ... Margaret Ames
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Jean Gordon / Dr. Myrna Griffin
- Friend of a Raven (1955) ... Jean Gordon
- Dead Storage (1955) ... Dr. Myrna Griffin
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Dee Norman
- Week-End in Winnetka (1955) ... Dee Norman
 1955 Two Grooms for a Bride
Laura Weeks
 1953 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Woman's World (1953) ... Adele
 1952 Istanbul
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
 1949 State Department: File 649
Marge Walden
 1945 Love, Honor and Goodbye
Roberta Baxter
 1944 Brazil
Nicky Henderson
 1944 Action in Arabia
Yvonne Danesco
 1942 Careful, Soft Shoulders
Connie Mathers
 1942 Pardon My Sarong
Joan Marshall
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby
Susie O'Neill
 1941 Adventure in Washington
Jane Scott
 1940 The Invisible Woman
Kitty Carroll
 1940 Hired Wife
Phyllis Walden
 1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much
Joan Reed
 1940 Flight Angels
Mary Norvell
 1939 Stronger Than Desire
Elizabeth Flagg
 1939 Society Lawyer
Pat Abbott
 1939 Let Freedom Ring
Maggie Adams
 1938 There's That Woman Again
Sally Reardon
 1938 There Goes My Heart
Joan Butterfield
 1938 Woman Against Woman
Maris Kent
 1938 Yellow Jack
Frances Blake
 1938 The First Hundred Years
Lynn Conway
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Lorraine de Grissac
 1937 The Bad Man of Brimstone
Loretta Douglas
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Steve aka Miss Stephens
 1937 Between Two Women
Patricia Sloan
 1937 When Love Is Young
Wanda Werner
 1937 Women of Glamor
Gloria Hudson
 1936 Born to Dance
Lucy James
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Audrey Dane
 1936 The Garden Murder Case
Zalia Graem
 1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (Short)
Virginia Bruce (uncredited)
 1935 Metropolitan
Anne Merrill
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Margaret Jones
 1935 The Murder Man
Mary Shannon
 1935 Escapade
 1935 Let 'em Have It
Eleanor Spencer
 1935 Times Square Lady
Toni Bradley
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Trenna Plaice
 1935 Society Doctor
 1934 The Mighty Barnum
Jenny Lind
 1934 Dangerous Corner
Ann Peel
 1934 Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
 1932 Kongo
Ann Whitehall
 1932 Downstairs
Anna - Albert's Wife
 1932 Winner Take All
Joan Gibson
 1932 Sky Bride
Ruth Dunning
 1932 The Miracle Man
Margaret Thornton
 1931 Hell Divers
Girl (scenes deleted)
 1930 Whoopee!
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1930 Follow Thru
Woman in Ladies' Locker Room (uncredited)
 1930 Let's Go Native
Wendell Sr.'s Secretary (uncredited)
 1930 Raffles
Gwen's Friend (uncredited)
 1930 The Social Lion
Society Girl (uncredited)
 1930 Safety in Numbers
Alma McGregor
 1930 Paramount on Parade
Chorine (uncredited)
 1930 Young Eagles
Florence Welford
 1930 Only the Brave
 1930 Slightly Scarlet
Enid Corbett
 1930 Lilies of the Field
 1929 Pointed Heels
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1929 The Love Parade
 1929 Why Bring That Up?
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
 1929 Woman Trap
 1929 Illusion
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1929 Hard to Get
Young woman (uncredited)
 1929 Fashions in Love (uncredited)
 1929 The River of Romance
Southern Belle (uncredited)
 1929 Blue Skies
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1929 Fugitives
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared in "Smiles" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Vincent Youmans. Based on material by William Anthony McGuire (also director). Lyrics by Clifford Grey and Harold Adamson. Additional lyrics by Ring Lardner. Music orchestrated by Paul Lannin. Musical Director: Frank Tours. Choreographed by Ned Wayburn. Ziegfeld Theatre... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 9 Articles | 18 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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


Lovely 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. See more »

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