Virginia Weidler

Virginia Weidler (March 21, 1926 – July 1, 1968) was an American child actor, popular in Hollywood films during the 1930s and 1940s.

Born in Eagle Rock, California, Weidler made her first film appearance in 1933. Over the next few years she played minor roles in films for RKO and Paramount Studios. Neither studio made full use of her abilities, and when Paramount did not extend her contract, she was signed by MGM.

Her first film for them was opposite their leading male star Mickey Rooney in Love Is A Headache (1938). The film was a success and over the next few years Weidler was regularly employed by the studio, usually playing precocious tom-boys. She was one of the all-female cast of The Women (1939), as Norma Shearer's daughter, a role that was uncharacteristically sentimental for her.

Her next major success, and the film for which she is perhaps best remembered was The Philadelphia Story (1941) in which she played the wise-cracking younger sister of Katharine Hepburn. She continued acting but by this time was maturing, and as a teenager was less popular with audiences. After a string of box-office disappointments, her film career ended with her final performance in 1943. By her retirment at the age of 17 she had appeared in more than forty films, and had acted with some of the biggest stars of her era, including Clark Gable and Myrna Loy in Too Hot to Handle (1938), Bette Davis in All This and Heaven Too (1940), and Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in Babes on Broadway (1941), but she was not able to make continue her success as an actor into adulthood.

She married after her retirement and distanced herself from her Hollywood career, and for the rest of her life politely refused any requests for interviews. She died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, after suffering the effects of heart disease for several years.


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She died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, after suffering the effects of heart disease for several years. In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest people in British comedy. She married after her retirement and distanced herself from her Hollywood career, and for the rest of her life politely refused any requests for interviews. She was awarded the OBE in 1997. By her retirment at the age of 17 she had appeared in more than forty films, and had acted with some of the biggest stars of her era, including Clark Gable and Myrna Loy in Too Hot to Handle (1938), Bette Davis in All This and Heaven Too (1940), and Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in Babes on Broadway (1941), but she was not able to make continue her success as an actor into adulthood. She has starred in several series of her own, including:. After a string of box-office disappointments, her film career ended with her final performance in 1943. They have two children, Grace and Henry.

She continued acting but by this time was maturing, and as a teenager was less popular with audiences. Wood married magician Geoffrey Durham in March 1980, but they separated in October 2002. Her next major success, and the film for which she is perhaps best remembered was The Philadelphia Story (1941) in which she played the wise-cracking younger sister of Katharine Hepburn. Her sitcom Dinnerladies in particualar is often regarded along with The Royle Family as one of the prime example of dialogue-based TV comedy, shows in which the focus is more on discussion between characters than story or action, though Dinnerladies episodes usually did have a strong storyline also. She was one of the all-female cast of The Women (1939), as Norma Shearer's daughter, a role that was uncharacteristically sentimental for her. Wood is often regarded as among the top sitcom writers in Britain due to her understanding of British culture and high command of the English language. The film was a success and over the next few years Weidler was regularly employed by the studio, usually playing precocious tom-boys. Her first play, Talent (1978) won her an award for Most Promising New Writer, and she has since won many awards for her light entertainment performances.

Her first film for them was opposite their leading male star Mickey Rooney in Love Is A Headache (1938). Wood was born in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and studied drama at the University of Birmingham, beginning her show business career during her time as an undergraduate. Her first big break was as a novelty act on the BBC's consumer affairs programme, That's Life in 1976. Neither studio made full use of her abilities, and when Paramount did not extend her contract, she was signed by MGM. She has written and starred in sketches, plays and sitcoms, and her live stand-up comedy act is interspersed with songs of her own composition, which she accompanies on piano. Over the next few years she played minor roles in films for RKO and Paramount Studios. Victoria Wood (born May 19, 1953) is a British comedienne, actress, singer and writer. Born in Eagle Rock, California, Weidler made her first film appearance in 1933. Dinnerladies (sitcom) (1999).

Virginia Weidler (March 21, 1926 – July 1, 1968) was an American child actor, popular in Hollywood films during the 1930s and 1940s. A television film, Pat and Margaret starring Wood and Julie Walters as long-lost sisters with very different lifestyles. Victoria Wood As Seen On Television (1984). Wood and Walters (1981) (with Julie Walters).

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