Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Simmses in:
 • Desert Memorial Park
 • Cathedral City
 • Riverside County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Ginny Simms
Original name: Virginia Eastvold
Birth: May 13, 1913
Death: Apr. 4, 1994

Singer, actress.
Born in Texas but raised in California, Ginny Simms became an MGM contract star in the 1940s. As a child she studied piano but it was her vocal talents that catapulted her career when she formed a singing trio while studying at Fresno State Teachers College. While performing at a club in San Francisco she caught the attention of bandleader Kay Kyser who starred Ginny as his feature singer. In addition to having hr own radio show she also acted in the films Hit The Ice (1943), Broadway Rhythm (1944), Shady Lady (1945) and Night and Day (1946). She acted in her last film, Disc Jockey in 1951 and left Hollywood soon after. She eventually retired form recording as well and went on to manage a travel agency and also became interested in interior decorating.
 (bio by: r77ortiz) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Donald W. Eastvold (1920 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Desert Memorial Park
Cathedral City
Riverside County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1414
Ginny Simms
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Ginny Simms
Added by: Tom and Carla
 
Ginny Simms
Cemetery Photo
Added by: death2ur
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Bling Blinky Of Texas
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: May. 13, 2014
On your 101st birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: May. 13, 2014
There are 179 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 58 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service