Virginia Valli

Virginia Valli

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1898-06-10
Deathday: 1968-09-24 (70 years old)

Biography

From Wikipedia


Virginia Valli (June 10, 1898 – September 24, 1968) was an American stage and film actress whose motion picture career started in the silent film era and lasted until the beginning of the sound film era of the 1930s.


Born Virginia McSweeney in Chicago, Illinois, she got her acting start in Milwaukee with a stock company. She also did some film work with Essanay Studios in her hometown of Chicago, starting in 1916.


Valli continued to appear in films throughout the 1920s. She was an established star at the Universal studio by the mid-1920s. In 1924 she was the female lead in King Vidor's Southern Gothic Wild Oranges, a film now being seen after several decades of film vault obscurity. She also appeared in the romantic comedy, Every Woman's Life, about "the man she could have married, the man she should have married and the man she DID marry." She made the bulk of her films between 1924 and 1927 including Alfred Hitchcock's debut feature, The Pleasure Garden, Paid To Love (1927), with William Powell, and Evening Clothes (1927), which featured Adolphe Menjou. In 1925 Valli performed in The Man Who Found Himself with Thomas Meighan. The production was made at a Long Island, New York studio.


Her first sound picture was The Isle of Lost Ships in 1929, but her film career would not last much longer due to declining fame. Unable to find a suitable studio, she quit films after making the quickie Night Life in Reno, in 1931.


Valli was first married to George Lamson and the two shared a small bungalow in Hollywood, in close proximity to the Hollywood Hotel.


In 1931, she married her second husband, actor Charles Farrell, to whom she remained married until her death. They moved to Palm Springs, where she was a social fixture for many years.


She suffered a stroke in 1966, and died two years later, aged 70, in Palm Springs, California. She was buried in the Welwood Murray Cemetery of that city.

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Filmography

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Movies 43

Mãe
Perdoa-Me Por Me Traíres

Perdoa-Me Por Me Traíres (1983)

Movie
Se Segura, Malandro!

Se Segura, Malandro! (1978)

Movie
Rua Descalça

Rua Descalça (1971)

Movie
June Wyatt
Night Life in Reno

Night Life in Reno (1931)

Movie
Carolyn
Guilty?

Guilty? (1930)

Movie
Miriam Hall
The Lost Zeppelin

The Lost Zeppelin (1929)

Movie
Dorothy Whitlock / Renwick
The Isle of Lost Ships

The Isle of Lost Ships (1929)

Movie
June Ramsey
Mister Antonio

Mister Antonio (1929)

Movie
Nina Laska
Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors (1929)

Movie
Sylvia Thurston
The Street of Illusion

The Street of Illusion (1928)

Movie
Eve
Ladies Must Dress

Ladies Must Dress (1927)

Movie
Becka Lipvitch
East Side, West Side

East Side, West Side (1927)

Movie
Margaret Dix
Judgement Of The Hills

Judgement Of The Hills (1927)

Movie
Gaby
Paid to Love

Paid to Love (1927)

Movie
Germaine
Evening Clothes

Evening Clothes (1927)

Movie
Patsy Brand
The Pleasure Garden

The Pleasure Garden (1927)

Movie
Madame Lamphier
Stage Madness

Stage Madness (1927)

Movie
Anne Travers
Flames

Flames (1926)

Movie
Louise Heller
The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs (1926)

Movie
Frederika
Siege

Siege (1925)

Movie
Nora Brooks
The Man Who Found Himself

The Man Who Found Himself (1925)

Movie
Fay Kennion
The Lady Who Lied

The Lady Who Lied (1925)

Movie
Jane Cornwall
Up the Ladder

Up the Ladder (1925)

Movie
Linnie Randall
The Price of Pleasure

The Price of Pleasure (1925)

Movie
Sidney Page - a beautiful nurse
K - The Unknown

K - The Unknown (1924)

Movie
Sally Taylor
The Signal Tower

The Signal Tower (1924)

Movie
Margaret Leland
The Confidence Man

The Confidence Man (1924)

Movie
Millie Stope
Wild Oranges

Wild Oranges (1924)

Movie
Clorinda Wildairs
A Lady of Quality

A Lady of Quality (1924)

Movie
Gertrude Hadley
The Shock

The Shock (1923)

Movie
Alice Hammond
The Village Blacksmith

The Village Blacksmith (1922)

Movie
Manette Fachard
The Storm

The Storm (1922)

Movie
Dorothy Calender
The Black Bag

The Black Bag (1922)

Movie
Mary Welling
His Back Against the Wall

His Back Against the Wall (1922)

Movie
Anna Jones
Tracked to Earth

Tracked to Earth (1922)

Movie
Constance Talbot
The Right That Failed

The Right That Failed (1922)

Movie
Laura
The Devil Within

The Devil Within (1921)

Movie
Lady Alice Pippinworth
Sentimental Tommy

Sentimental Tommy (1921)

Movie
The Common Sin

The Common Sin (1920)

Movie
Julia Weston
The Dead Line

The Dead Line (1920)

Movie
Helen Dorr - a fortune hunter
The Midnight Bride

The Midnight Bride (1920)

Movie
Widow Judson
Ruggles of Red Gap

Ruggles of Red Gap (1918)

Movie
Mary Pierce
Efficiency Edgar's Courtship

Efficiency Edgar's Courtship (1917)

Movie

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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1898-06-10

Deathday
1968-09-24 (70 years old)

Birth Place
Chicago, United States of America

Relationships
Charles Farrell (1931-01-01 - 1968-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Virginia McSweeney

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


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