Virginia Bruce

Virginia Bruce
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Virginia Bruce (September 29, 1910 – February 24, 1982) was an American actress and singer. Born Helen Virginia Briggs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1928, she moved with her family to Los Angeles intending to enroll in the University of California, Los Angeles when a friendly wager sent her seeking film work. She got it as an extra in Why Bring That Up?. In 1930 she appeared on Broadway in the musical Smiles, followed by America's Sweetheart in 1931. She returned to Hollywood in 1932, where on August 10, 1932, she married John Gilbert, her co-star in the film Downstairs. She retired briefly after the birth of their daughter Susan Ann Gilbert. The couple divorced in 1934, and Virginia returned to a hectic schedule of film appearances. Gilbert died two years later in 1936. Bruce introduced the Cole Porter standard "I've Got You Under My Skin" in the film Born to Dance and co-starred in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical The Great Ziegfeld. One of her final film appearances was in Strangers When We Meet. In 1949, Bruce starred in a daily 30-minute radio drama. Make Believe Town was an afternoon program on CBS. Bruce married her second husband, film director J. Walter Ruben, in 1937, making the Wallace Beery western The Bad Man of Brimstone with him that year. Together they had a son named Christopher (b. 1941), before Ruben's death in 1942. In 1946, Bruce married Ali Ipar. They divorced in 1951 in order for him to receive a commission in the Turkish Military (which forbade promotions of men married to foreigners), but remarried in 1952 before divorcing again in 1964. Bruce died of cancer on February 24, 1982, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. She was 71.
Name Virginia Bruce
Also Known As
Birthday 1910-09-29
Deathday 1982-02-24
Gender Female
IMDB Virginia Bruce profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Minneapolis - Minnesota - USA
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1940-12-27
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1940-05-18
Flight Angels...
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1934-12-04
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1934-08-15
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1939-06-30
Stronger Than Desire...
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1942-09-18
Careful, Soft Should...
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1937-03-09
Women of Glamour...
As: Mary Shannon
1935-07-12
The Murder Man...
As: Joan Butterfield
1938-10-14
There Goes My Heart...
As: Yvonne Danesco
1944-02-18
Action in Arabia...
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1949-02-11
State Department: Fi...
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1938-02-25
Arsene Lupin Returns...
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1936-02-21
The Garden Murder Ca...
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1940-07-16
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1938-05-19
Yellow Jack...
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1935-05-15
Let 'em Have It...
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1939-02-24
Let Freedom Ring...
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1939-03-21
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1935-02-15
Shadow of Doubt...
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1944-11-30
Brazil...
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1935-11-08
Metropolitan...
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1938-03-12
The First Hundred Ye...
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1937-03-26
When Love Is Young...
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1954-01-01
The Plague...
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1938-06-24
Woman Against Woman...
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1935-03-08
Times Square Lady...
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1935-08-30
Here Comes the Band...
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1945-09-15
Love, Honor and Good...
As: Susie O'Neill
1942-03-20
Butch Minds the Baby...
As: Lucy James
1936-11-27
Born to Dance...
As: Jenny Lind
1934-12-23
The Mighty Barnum...
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1940-09-13
Hired Wife...
As: Anna
1932-08-06
Downstairs...
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1935-01-25
Society Doctor...
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1935-07-05
Escapade...
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1937-07-09
Between Two Women...
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1941-05-29
Adventure in Washing...
As: Sally Reardon
1938-12-24
There's That Woman A...
As: Joan Marshall
1942-08-07
Pardon My Sarong...
As: Unknown
1955-08-01
The Reluctant Bride...
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1948-10-13
Night Has a Thousand...
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1981-01-01
Madame Wang's...
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1937-12-31
The Bad Man of Brims...
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1937-09-17
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1932-10-01
Kongo...
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1932-04-19
Sky Bride...
As: Joan Gibson
1932-07-16
Winner Take All...
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1936-04-08
The Great Ziegfeld...
As: Mrs. Wagner
1960-06-29
Strangers When We Me...
As: Florence Welford
1930-03-20
Young Eagles...
As: Herself
1939-05-03
Hollywood Hobbies...
As: Enid Corbett
1930-02-22
Slightly Scarlet...
As: Chorus Girl (uncredi
1929-12-20
Pointed Heels...
As: Herself (uncredited)
1935-12-31
A Dream Comes True...
As: Alma McGregor
1932-11-30
A Scarlet Week-End...
As: Margaret Thornton
1932-04-01
The Miracle Man...
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1930-05-30
Safety in Numbers...
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1929-11-19
The Love Parade...
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1930-07-24
Raffles...
As: Virginia Bruce (uncr
1935-11-20
Pirate Party on Cata...
As: Nurse
1929-09-28
Woman Trap...
As: Woman in Ladies' Loc
1930-09-26
Follow Thru...
As: Southern Belle
1929-06-28
River of Romance...
As: Wendell Sr.'s Secret
1930-08-15
Let's Go Native...
As: Society Girl
1930-06-21
The Social Lion...
As: (archive footage)
1974-06-21
That's Entertainment...
As: Goldwyn Girl (uncred
1930-10-05
Whoopee!...
As: Unknown
1938-07-07
Hollywood Goes to To...
As: Unknown
1963-07-01
Hollywood Without Ma...
As: Chorus Girl (uncredi
1930-04-22
Paramount on Parade...
As: (archive footage)
1988-11-22
James Stewart's Wond...
As: Herself
1940-07-31
Cavalcade of the Aca...
As: Herself (archive foo
2003-05-06
Complicated Women...
As: Unknown
1953-02-01
General Electric The...
As: Unknown
1950-10-02
Lux Video Theatre...
As: Unknown
1955-10-31
Matinee Theater...
As: Unknown
1953-09-20
Letter to Loretta...