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Virginia Gibson

  • Birth 9 Apr 1928 Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 25 Apr 2013 Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 109911136

Entertainer. Fondly remembered for playing Liza in the motion picture musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954). Born Virginia Gorski, she initiated her career in the entertainment industry as a performer in the Muny Opera in her native St. Louis' Forest Park. Well-versed at singing, dancing and acting, she marked her Broadway debut as a dancer in the production of "A Connecticut Yankee" (1943 to 1944) and would appear in roughly a dozen plays throughout the decade. She received a Tony Award nomination for "Happy Hunting" (1956 to 1957) for which starred Fernando Lamas. Following some work on live TV, she launched her Hollywood career as she was put under contract with Warner Brothers. She marked her film debut in the Doris Day vehicle "Tea for Two" (1950) and followed this with the Joan Crawford picture "Goodbye, My Fancy" (1951). Further films include "Paint the Clouds with Sunshine" (1951), "About Face" (1952), "Stop, You're Killing Me" (1952) and "Funny Face" (1957). She was a regular performer on Johnny Carson's first TV effort prior to the "Tonight Show" (1955) and had a starring role in the TV series "So This Is Hollywood" (1955). During the 1960s, she hosted the children's documentary series "Discovery" (1962 to 1970).

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