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Virginia Graham
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TV Personality
    (July 4, 1912-December 22, 1998)
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    Birth name was Virginia Komiss
    Hosted 'Food for Thought' (1953-57), 'Girl Talk' (1963-69), and 'The Virginia Graham Show' (1970–72)
    She was an unabashed gossip.
    Her show 'Girl Talk' was basically the original forerunner to The View.
    She wrote four autobiographies - at least twice with ghost writers.
    Her last memoir was titled 'Look Who's Sleeping in My Bed!'
    She popularized the one-sided 'Bouffant Wing' hairstyle of the sixties.
    Richard Coe described her as 'like Sophie Tucker doing a Carol Channing performance.'
    She started out writing scripts for radio soap operas.
    She broke ground for women in daytime television.
    She was among the thirteen women who started the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
    She was a survivor of cervical cancer and raised money for the American Cancer Society.
    Joan Rivers publicly cited her as her television role model.
    'Girl Talk' was the first women's-themed talk show to deal in relevant social issues of the day like abortion and premarital sex.
    Barbara Walters, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, and Olivia De Havilland were counted among her show's early guests.
    She cracked up on-air answering a woman's question about her husband's impotency for her radio show, laughing hysterically.

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