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Virginia O'Brien (Virginia Lee O'Brien)

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Biography

Los Angeles, California, USA
Known to classic film fans by various nicknames--including Miss Deadpan, Frozen Face, and Miss Ice Glacier--this statuesque, dark-haired singer/actress carved a unique niche for herself on stage and screen by the hilarious Sphinx-like way she delivered a song. The daughter of the captain of detectives of the Los Angeles Police Department, Virginia Lee O'Brien became interested in music and dance at an early age (it didn't hurt her career chances that her uncle was noted film director Lloyd Bacon). Her big show-business break came in 1939 after she secured a singing role in the L.A. production of the musical/comedy "Meet the People". Read more...

Actor

Character: Virginia Ferris

Hullabaloo 1940

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Character: Lull

Lady Be Good 1941

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Character: Virginia O'Brien - Singer

Ringside Maisie 1941

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Character: Flo Foster

Panama Hattie 1942

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Character: 'Woodpecker' Peg

Meet the People 1944

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Character: Ellie May Shipley / Herself

Till the Clouds Roll By 1946

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Character: Alma from Ohio

The Harvey Girls 1946

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Character: Phyllis Montague

Merton of the Movies 1947

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Character: Nurse Kittredge

Francis in the Navy 1955

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