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Virginia Bruce
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Actress
    (September 29, 1910-February 24, 1982)
    Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Birth name was Helen Virginia Briggs
    Appeared in the films 'The Miracle Man' (1932), 'Jane Eyre' (1934), 'The Mighty Barnum' (1934), 'The Great Ziegfeld' (1936), 'Born to Dance' (1936), 'The Invisible Woman' (1940), 'Pardon My Sarong' (1942), 'Night Has A Thousand Eyes' (1948), 'Reluctant Bride' (1955), 'Strangers When We Meet' (1960) and 'Madame Wang's' (1981)
    She failed seven screen tests for 'Red Headed Woman,' with the part eventually going to Jean Harlow.
    She married co-star John Gilbert and divorced him before their second anniversary.
    She married and divorced Turkish businessman Ali Ipar twice.
    She continued chain smoking while being treated for cancer.
    She originally came to California to attend UCLA, but was encouraged by her parents, who were going through financial difficulties, to skip school and pursue a film career.
    She introduced the song 'I've Got You Under My Skin' in the film 'Born To Dance'; Cole Porter later said he never a better version of the song.
    During World War II, she entertained with the USO and at the Hollywood Canteen.
    She lost most of the money she made in Hollywood investing in husband Ipar's shipping business.

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
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    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 134 Votes: 50.75% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 20 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
 
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