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 Ginny Simms

Ginny Simms

Original Name Virginia Eastvold
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Death 4 Apr 1994 (aged 80)
Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA
Memorial ID 1414 · View Source
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Singer, actress. Born in Texas but raised in California, Ginny Simms became an MGM contract star in the 1940‚s. 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.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ginny Simms (13 May 1913–4 Apr 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1414, citing Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .