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We at Time Machine Collectibles wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Virginia Mayo, who passed away on Monday January 17th, 2005. She was loved by her family, friends and fans alike and she will be missed by all of us.


Biography - 
Virginia Mayo's popularity as a musical comedy star as well as an accomplished dramatic actress and comedienne spans several generations of film and theatergoers. In terms of film (she has starred in over 45 motion pictures), today's youthful audiences are fully acquainted with such great Mayo performances as the tough gun-moll in "White Heat" (opposite James Cagney): the errant young wife in Samuel Goldwyn's "The Best Years Of Our Lives" (which boasted an All-Star cast and captured 9 Academy Awards); the burlesque queen in the delightful musical comedy "She's Working Her Way Through College"; Lady Barbara Wellesley in "Captain Horatio Hornblower" with Gregory Peck and those wonderful musical Comedies she did with Danny Kaye for Samuel Goldwyn.
Virginia was born Virginia Clara Jones in St. Louis, Missouri and got her show business start at the age of six by enrolling in her aunt's "School of Dramatic Expression". Even at the early age of six, Virginia planned to become a star and this determination and natural talent led to a prestigious role with the St. Louis Municipal Opera Company. She soon toured the United States in a musical comedy act called "Pansy the Horse" and changed her last name to Mayo.
Soon after she joined nightclub kin, Billy Roses's new revue at his famed Diamond Horseshoe nitery and was spotted by visiting Hollywood mogul, Samuel Goldwyn. Goldwyn was so impressed with Virginia's talent and beauty that the legendary producer immediately signed her to a contract. During her tenure with Goldwyn Studios she appeared opposite Danny Kaye in a series of totally charming musical comedies. These included "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "The Kid From Brooklyn", Wonder Man and " A Song Is Born"
Among her personal favorites made for Warner Brothers, where she was that studios top money making star for several years (ans in the national box office Top 10) are "She's Back On Broadway", "She's Working Her Way Through College", opposite her frequent dancing co-star Gene Nelson, "Colorado Territory" with Joel McCrea, the aforementioned "White Heat" and "The Iron Mistress" opposite Alan Ladd. Most were in color, providing the ideal setting for Virginia's hazel green eyes, golden blonde hair, and porcelain complexion.
Virginia has appeared opposite some of the greatest leading men in cinema history. Rex Harrison in "King Richard and the Crusaders", Paul Newman in "The Silver Chalice, Robert Stack in "Great Day in the Morning", Bob Hope in "The Princess and the Pirate", Burt Lancaster in "The Flame and the Arrow", Kirk Douglas "Along the Great Divide" and of course Ronald Reagan in "The Girl from Jones Beach". The list is seemingly endless!
Theatergoers of all ages have delighted in her musical an comedy performances during productions of "No No Nanette", "Barefoot in the Park", "Forty Carats", Hello Dolly", "Butterflies Are Free", "Move Over Mrs. Markham". Prior to his untimely passing, Virginia and her husband , actor Michael O'Shea (of Jack London film fame) co-starred in such hits as "Tunnel of Love, "Ficrello", and "George Washington Slept Here". She has also starred in "Cactus Flower", "How the Other Half Loves". and the musical comedy, "Good News".
Virginia has appeared on many television shows including: Police Story, Night Gallery, Merv Griffin, Dinah Shore and Mike Douglas shows as well as numerous variety specials. Other television appearances include featured roles on Remington Steele, Murder She Wrote, The Love Boat and a 12 episode run on the notorious daytime soap "Santa Barbara".
When at home in Thousand Oaks, California, Virginia Mayo pursues her other avocation: Painting , working primarily in oils and watercolors, the three favorite men in her life are her adorable grandsons and she says the role of "loving grandmother" is truly challenging.
 


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FILMS (Link to IMDB)

Filmography
Evil Spirits (1990) .... Janet Wilson 
The Haunted (1979) Michelle 
French Quarter (1977) .... Countess Piazza/Ida 
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) Miss Batley 
Fugitive Lovers (1975) 
Fort Utah (1967) Linda Lee 
Castle of Evil (1966) Mary Theresa 'Sable' Pulaski 
Young Fury (1965)  Sarah McCoy 
Rivolta dei mercenari, La (1960) Duchess de Revalte 
Jet Over the Atlantic (1959) Jean Gurney 
Westbound (1958)  Norma Putnam 
Fort Dobbs (1958)  Celia Gray 
The Story of Mankind (1957)  Cleopatra 
Tall Stranger, The (1957) Ellen 
The Big Land (1957)  Helen Jagger 
Congo Crossing (1956)  Louise Whitman 
Proud Ones, The (1956)  Sally 
Great Day in the Morning (1956) Ann Alaine 
Pearl of the South Pacific (1955) Rita Delaine 
Silver Chalice, The (1954)  Helena 
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) Lady Edith 
Devil's Canyon (1953)  Abby Nixon 
She's Back on Broadway (1953)  Catherine Terris 
South Sea Woman (1953) Ginger Martin 
The Iron Mistress (1952) Judalon de Bornay 
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)  Angela Gardner/"Hot Garters Gertie" 
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)  Carol 
Starlift (1951) Cameo appearance 
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) Lady Barbara Wellesley 
Along the Great Divide (1951) Ann Keith 
The West Point Story (1950) Eve Dillon 
The Flame and the Arrow (1950) Anne 
Backfire (1950)  Julie Benson 
Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) Nancy Eagan 
Flaxy Martin (1949)  Flaxy Martin 
Red Light (1949) Carla North 
White Heat (1949) Verna Jarrett 
The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) Ruth Wilson 
Colorado Territory (1949) Colorado Carson 
Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948) Linda Vickers 
A Song Is Born (1948) .... Honey Swanson 
Out of the Blue (1947) Deborah Tyler 
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Rosalind van Hoorn 
The Best Years of Our Lives(1946) Marie Derry 
The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) Polly Pringle 
Wonder Man (1945) Ellen Shavley 
Seven Days Ashore (1944) Carol Dean 
The Princess and the Pirate (1944) Princess Margaret 
Up in Arms (1944) (as The Goldwyn Girls)  Goldwyn Girl 
Follies Girl (1943) 
Jack London (1943)  Mamie 


Notable TV guest appearances

"Naked Truth, The" (1995) "Herself"  "Bridesface Revisited" 
"Murder, She Wrote" (1984)  "Elinor"  "Hooray for Homicide" 
"Remington Steele" (1982) "Cast in Steele" 
"Night Gallery" (1970) "Carrie Crane"  "The Diary"
"Wagon Train" (1957)
"The Beauty Jamison Story" 



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