Virginia O'Brien

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Birthday
18, 1919
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jan 16, 2001 (81)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1919
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jan 16, 2001 (81)

About

Primarily known as a comedic actress in the MGM musicals of the 1940s, she would sing in a deadpan, expressionless and humorous singing style. Her credits included The Big Store, Lady Be Good, Ship Ahoy, Thousands Cheer and Merton of the Movies.

Before Fame

Her trademark singing style reportedly originated by accident after a severe bout with stage fright left her figuratively paralyzed on stage.

Trivia

She made her Broadway debut in the musical Keep Off the Grass. She created a cabaret act entitled Virginia O'Brien Salutes the Great MGM Musicals in 1984.

Family Life

She had four children between three marriages. She was married to Kirk Alyn from 1942-1955, Vern Evans from 1958-1966 and Harry B. White from 1968-1996.

Associated With

She and Judy Garland were both featured in the film The Harvey Girls.

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