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. Her final film, the animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released posthumously in 1996. 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. Hospitalised in 1995, Wickes died after surgery for cancer. 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 appeared in the 1994 film version of Little Women before she became ill. After a string of box-office disappointments, her film career ended with her final performance in 1943. As Sister Mary Lazarus, Wickes' portrayal of a gruff but vulnerable elderly nun, contributed to the film's popularity, and she reprised the role in the sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993).

She continued acting but by this time was maturing, and as a teenager was less popular with audiences. Her appearance in the 1990 film Postcards From the Edge brought her attention, however she achieved the biggest success of her career in Sister Act (1992). 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. By the 1980s her appearances in television series such as M*A*S*H, The Love Boat, Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Murder, She Wrote had made her a widely recognisable character actress. 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. She appeared in a children's televison show called Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. The film was a success and over the next few years Weidler was regularly employed by the studio, usually playing precocious tom-boys. A lifelong friend of Lucille Ball, she played frequent guest roles in each of Ball's television series, I Love Lucy, Here's Lucy and The Lucy Show.

Her first film for them was opposite their leading male star Mickey Rooney in Love Is A Headache (1938). In the 1950s she played regular roles in the television sitcoms Make Room for Daddy and Dennis The Menace, as well as appearing as Emma the housekeeper in the holiday classic White Christmas (1954, starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and providing her voice to the Walt Disney film One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). Neither studio made full use of her abilities, and when Paramount did not extend her contract, she was signed by MGM. She continued playing supporting roles in films during the next decade. Over the next few years she played minor roles in films for RKO and Paramount Studios. The same year she had a large part in the Bud Abbott and Lou Costello comedy-whodunnit, titled Who Done It?. Born in Eagle Rock, California, Weidler made her first film appearance in 1933. A tall, gangling woman with a distinctive voice, Wickes would ultimately prove herself adept as a comedienne, but she first attracted attention in the film Now, Voyager (1942), as the wise-cracking nurse who helped Bette Davis' character during her mother's illness.

Virginia Weidler (March 21, 1926 – July 1, 1968) was an American child actor, popular in Hollywood films during the 1930s and 1940s. One of her earliest significant film appearances was in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). Louis, Missouri, Wickes began acting in films in the late 1930s. Born Mary Isabelle Wickenhauser in St. Mary Wickes (June 13, 1910 - October 22, 1995) was a United States film and television actress.

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