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 Virginia Herrick

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Virginia Herrick

Birth
Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington, USA
Death 29 Jan 2016 (aged 99)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Cedar City, Iron County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 158067969 View Source
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Actress. Raised on her family's farm in the State of Washington, she was taught how to sew by her mother during her early youth and at the age of six, she began taking singing lessons. Her initial mark in the entertainment industry happened, after she moved to New York and became a part of the musical theatre scene. In addition, she used her skills as a seamstress to design a clothing line for Macy's Department Store in New York City. She was soon discovered by a Hollywood talent agent. The studio executives were impressed with her ability to ride a horse (which she learned on her family's farm) and her rifle shooting skills which made her a natural for Westerns. In her motion picture debut, she was cast opposite Allan Lane in the Republic Pictures' film "Vigilante Hideout" (1950). She went on to co-starred in a string of films, among them "Silver Raiders" (1950), "Roar of the Iron Horse- Rail-Blazer of the Apache Trail" (1951), "Montana Desperado" (1951) and "The Frontier Phantom" (1952). In addition to films, she appeared on TV in such programs as "The Gene Autry Show" and "The Cisco Kid." After retiring from the film industry, she moved with her husband to Italy where she studied Opera and became a successful soprano.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 11 Feb 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 158067969
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158067969/virginia-herrick : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Herrick (13 Jun 1916–29 Jan 2016), Find a Grave Memorial ID 158067969, citing Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .