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Virginia Gilmore is a Actor American born on 26 july 1919 at El Monte (USA)

Virginia Gilmore

Virginia Gilmore
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Birth name Sherman Virginia Poole
Nationality USA
Birth 26 july 1919 at El Monte (USA)
Death 28 march 1986 (at 66 years) at Santa Barbara (USA)

Virginia Gilmore (July 26, 1919 – March 28, 1986) was an American film, stage, and television actress.


Virginia Gilmore was born as Sherman Virginia Poole in El Monte, California. Her father was a retired officer of the British Army. She began her stage career in San Francisco at the age of 15, but moved to Los Angeles in 1939 to pursue work in films. When her movie career was not progressing, Gilmore mustered the nerve to approach Samuel Goldwyn at his home. As a result of their meeting, he promised her a screen test. She did soon land some small movie roles. Her better known film appearances both occurred in 1941: Western Union, directed by Fritz Lang, and Swamp Water directed by Jean Renoir.

Usually with

Bryan Foy
Bryan Foy
(2 films)
Richard Day
Richard Day
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Virginia Gilmore (17 films)

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Walk East on Beacon!, 1h38
Directed by Alfred L. Werker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors George Murphy, Finlay Currie, Virginia Gilmore, Karel Štěpánek, Louisa Horton Hill, Peter Capell
Roles Millie / Teresa Zalenko
Rating63% 3.1874453.1874453.1874453.1874453.187445
Federal agent Belden (George Murphy) is assigned to locate the communist mastermind behind the leak, and to trace all avenues of informational access utilized by the Communists. Professor Albert Kafer (Finlay Currie) a scientist who is being blackmailed by the Reds into cooperating with them, while Alexi Laschenkov (Karel Stepanek) is the top Eastern-Bloc spy.
Close-Up (1948)
, 1h16
Directed by Jack Donohue
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Alan Baxter, Virginia Gilmore, Richard Kollmar, Russell Collins, Sid Melton
Roles Peggy Lake
Rating63% 3.1897053.1897053.1897053.1897053.189705
Phil Spar (Alan Baxter), a newsreel photographer in New York City, is doing a fashion shot outside a bank. Meanwhile in the bank Joseph Gibbons (Phillip Huston) 's pal, Mr. Fredericks(Michael Wyler) says he is closing out his account tomorrow and will be withdrawing $800,000.00. Phil unintentionally films Martin Beaumont (Richard Kollmar) as he is leaving the bank. An effort is made by Fredericks associate, Beck (Russell Collins) to secure this film. Beck approaches Phil to buy the film, spinning a tale about his wife and his girlfriend not needing to see him in the film. Phil meets magazine reporter Peggy Lane (virginia Gilmore) and they go to deliver the film to Beck. Then Phil's boss, Harry Avery (Loring Smith) discovers that Mr. Beaumont is actually Kurt Bauer, a wanted Nazi war criminal. Phil arranges a rendezvous with Miss Lane at his apartment, but Phil is kidnapped by Gibbons posing as a New York City detective. Phil makes a daring escape on the Staten Island ferry. When Phil returns to his office he finds that his boss killed the hitman who was sent to knock him off and steal the film negative. Phil gives the film can to a cabbie to take to the police, but the bad guys knock out the cabbie and kidnap Phil and Peggy. We learn that Peggy is actually tied in with the bad guys. She has a change of heart and acts to try and keep Phil from getting killed. Mr. Beaumont has hired Gibbons to fly him out of the country. Gibbons tries to double-cross Beauomnt and get all the $800,000, but Beaumont outsmarts him. Beaumont heads to meet the seaplane that will fly him out of the country, using Phil as a shield. Peggy calls the cops. Gibbons shows up and engages in a gunfight with Beaumont. Beaumont kills Gibbons and his henchman, but Phil chases him and Beaumont is shot by the cops. Phil thanks Peggy for saving his life before she goes off to jail.
Wonder Man
Wonder Man (1945)
, 1h38
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Musical films
Actors Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods, S.Z. Sakall, Allen Jenkins
Roles Sailor's Girl Friend
Rating70% 3.54463.54463.54463.54463.5446
Danny Kaye plays a double role as a pair of estranged "super-identical twins", with very similar looks, but very different personalities. Buster Dingle, who goes by the stage name "Buzzy Bellew", is a loud and goofy performer at a classy nightclub (the Pelican Club), while Edwin Dingle is a studious, quiet bookworm writing a history book. The two brothers have not seen each other for years.
Chetniks! (1943)
, 1h13
Directed by Louis King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Philip Dorn, Anna Sten, Shepperd Strudwick, Virginia Gilmore, Martin Kosleck, Felix Basch
Roles Natalia, Brockner's secretary
Rating66% 3.3366753.3366753.3366753.3366753.336675
In the opening scene, German troops and tanks are shown invading the Kingdom of Yugoslavia while bombers attack the capital Belgrade. When the Germans, Italians, Hungarians, and Bulgarians invade Yugoslavia on 6 April 1941, Serbian army colonel Draža Mihailović forms a band of guerrillas known as the Chetniks, who launch a resistance movement against the Axis occupation. Mihailović's forces then engage in an attack on the German and Italian forces, forcing them to employ seven Axis divisions against them.
The Pride of the Yankees, 2h8
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Elsa Janssen, Ludwig Stössel
Roles Myra Tinsley
Rating76% 3.848263.848263.848263.848263.84826
Lou Gehrig (Cooper) is a young Columbia University student whose old-fashioned mother (Elsa Janssen) wants him to study hard and become an engineer. But the young man has a gift for baseball. A sportswriter (Brennan) befriends Gehrig and persuades a scout to come see him play. Before long Gehrig signs with the team he has always revered, the New York Yankees. With the help of his father (Ludwig Stössel), he endeavors to keep his career change a secret from his mother.
Orchestra Wives, 1h38
Directed by Archie Mayo
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Lynn Bari, Cesar Romero, Marion Hutton, Virginia Gilmore
Roles Elsie
Rating69% 3.491453.491453.491453.491453.49145
Connie Ward (Ann Rutherford) is a young woman who on the spur of the moment marries Bill Abbott (George Montgomery), a trumpet player in Gene Morrison's (Glenn Miller) swing band (Miller's character was given a name with initials that matched Miller's so that the band could use their monogrammed stainless-steel music stands). She soon finds herself at odds with the cattiness and petty jealousies of the other band members' spouses, as they accompany their husbands on their cross-country train tour. Her discomfort is exacerbated by a flirtation between Abbott and Jaynie (Lynn Bari), the band's female vocalist. When Ward eventually walks out on Abbott, their split releases so many other tensions among the musicians and their wives, that leader Morrison is forced to break up the orchestra. Ward and the band's pianist Sinjin (Cesar Romero) then work behind the scenes to reunite the band, which also produces a reconciliation between Ward and Abbott (with additional help from Connie's father (Grant Mitchell)).
Swamp Water, 1h30
Directed by Irving Pichel, Jean Renoir
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Virginia Gilmore, Russell Simpson
Roles Mabel MacKenzie
Rating70% 3.5386753.5386753.5386753.5386753.538675
This film, like the novel on which it is based, is about a local boy, Ben (Dana Andrews), who encounters a fugitive Tom Keefer (Walter Brennan) from a murder charge while hunting in the Okefenokee Swamp. The two form a partnership in which Ben sells the animals hunted and trapped by both until townsfolk become suspicious.
Western Union, 1h35
Directed by Otto Brower, Harry Joe Brown, Darryl F. Zanuck, Fritz Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Actors Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger, John Carradine, Virginia Gilmore, Slim Summerville
Roles Sue Creighton
Rating67% 3.3931253.3931253.3931253.3931253.393125
While surveying a telegraph line in 1861, Western Union engineer Edward Creighton (Dean Jagger) is severely injured in an accident. He is discovered by Vance Shaw (Randolph Scott), an outlaw on the run from a posse. Forced to travel on foot after his horse was hurt, Shaw at first considers stealing Creighton's horse, but changes his mind and takes the man with him, saving his life.
Tall, Dark and Handsome, 1h18
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Cesar Romero, Virginia Gilmore, Charlotte Greenwood, Milton Berle, Sheldon Leonard, Stanley Clements
Roles Judy Miller
Rating66% 3.327533.327533.327533.327533.32753
In 1929 Chicago a Robin Hood like crook is an object of affection, nice to some and not so nice to others.
Laddie (1940)
, 1h10
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Tim Holt, Virginia Gilmore, Spring Byington, Robert Barrat, Miles Mander, Esther Dale
Roles Pamela Pryor
Rating66% 3.3042653.3042653.3042653.3042653.304265
Farmer son Laddie Stanton falls in love with the daughter of the man who just bought the land next door, Pamela Pryor. Her father is a vicious old Englishman, and isn't at all happy with the prospect of having Laddie as a son-in-law.