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Virginia Mayo is a Actor American born on 30 november 1920 at St. Louis (USA)

Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo
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Birth name Virginia Clara Jones
Nationality USA
Birth 30 november 1920 at St. Louis (USA)
Death 17 january 2005 (at 84 years) at Thousand Oaks (USA)

Virginia Mayo (born Virginia Clara Jones; November 30, 1920 – January 17, 2005) was an American actress and dancer. Best known for a series of comedy films with Danny Kaye, Mayo was Warner Brothers's biggest box-office money-maker in the late 1940s. She also co-starred in the 1946 Oscar-winning movie The Best Years of Our Lives.


Mayo wed Michael O'Shea in 1947, and they remained married until his death in 1973. The couple had one child, Mary Catherine O'Shea (born 1953). The family lived for several decades in Thousand Oaks, California. In later years, she developed a passion for painting, and also occupied her time doting on her three grandsons. She converted to Roman Catholicism by way of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. A lifelong Republican, she endorsed Richard Nixon in 1968 and 1972, and longtime friend Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Best films

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
Wonder Man (1945)

Usually with

Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(6 films)
Steve Cochran
Steve Cochran
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Virginia Mayo (47 films)

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Fade to Black, 1h40
Directed by Vernon Zimmerman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford, Norman Burton, Linda Kerridge, Morgan Paull
Rating59% 2.9990052.9990052.9990052.9990052.999005
Eric Binford is a hollow, chain smoking, ill-tempered young man who is also an obsessed film addict whose love of old films extends far beyond his job at a Los Angeles film distributor's warehouse and endless late night film screenings in his bedroom. For his vast knowledge, he's been bullied by his friends and family. His singular obsession eventually rounds the bend into psychosis after he crosses paths with Marilyn O'Connor (Linda Kerridge), an Australian model and a Marilyn Monroe look-alike who becomes the physical embodiment of his cinematic desires.
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood, 1h32
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Madeline Kahn, Bruce Dern, Rintintin (acteur canin), Teri Garr, Art Carney, Phil Silvers
Roles Miss Battley
Rating48% 2.411172.411172.411172.411172.41117
En 1924, Estie Del Ruth se rend à Hollywood dans l'espoir de devenir une grande actrice. Sur son chemin, elle rencontre un chien du nom de Won Ton Ton (Rintintin) qui se met à la suivre. Une fois à destination, Won Ton Ton séduit tout le monde et devient une star à la place d'Estie.
Fort Utah
Fort Utah (1967)
, 1h24
Directed by Lesley Selander
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors John Ireland, Virginia Mayo, Scott Brady, John Russell, Robert Strauss, Richard Arlen
Roles Linda Lee
Rating49% 2.475392.475392.475392.475392.47539
A former gunslinger, Tom Horn (John Ireland). has to fight off a renegade cavalryman and his band of outlaws who are terrorising pioneer settlers and the local Indians.
Castle of Evil, 1h21
Directed by Francis D. Lyon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Scott Brady, Virginia Mayo, David Brian, Lisa Gaye, Hugh Marlowe, Shelley Morrison
Roles Mary Theresa 'Sable' Pulaski
Rating45% 2.2822952.2822952.2822952.2822952.282295
Young Fury
Young Fury (1965)
, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Rory Calhoun, Virginia Mayo, William Bendix, Lon Chaney, Jr., Richard Arlen, John Agar
Roles Sara McCoy
Rating57% 2.8655052.8655052.8655052.8655052.865505
Pursued by the Dawson gang, Clint McCoy returns to his old hometown for the first time in many years. He left long ago after the infidelity of wife Sara, leaving her and their infant son Tige behind.
Westbound (1959)
, 1h12
Directed by Budd Boetticher
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele, Michael Dante, Andrew Duggan, Michael Pate
Roles Norma Putnam
Rating64% 3.247043.247043.247043.247043.24704
In 1864, Union army officer Captain John Hayes is asked to take charge of the Overland stagecoach line, which makes eastbound gold shipments from California that aid the Union's war effort.
Jet Over The Atlantic, 1h35
Directed by Byron Haskin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Guy Madison, Virginia Mayo, George Raft, Ilona Massey, George Macready, Margaret Lindsay
Roles Jean Gurney
Rating58% 2.913872.913872.913872.913872.91387
Wanted on a charge of murder, Brett Matton (Guy Madison), a war veteran, has fled the country to Spain, where he has been living for two years and is engaged to wed Jean Gurney (Virginia Mayo), a former showgirl. FBI Agent Stafford (George Raft) arrives in Spain to arrest Brett and bring him back to the U.S.
Fort Dobbs
Fort Dobbs (1958)
, 1h33
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Clint Walker, Virginia Mayo, Brian Keith, Bud Osborne, Richard Eyer, Michael Dante
Roles Celia Gray
Rating68% 3.4417653.4417653.4417653.4417653.441765
Gar Davis has to get out of Largo in a hurry because a man's been killed. He comes across a man in Comanche territory killed by an arrow. Gar takes the man's jacket, then shoves the corpse over a cliff, hoping the posse pursuing him will think he's the one who is dead.
The Big Land, 1h32
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Romance, Western
Actors Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Anthony Caruso, Julie Bishop, John Qualen
Roles Helen Jagger
Rating63% 3.1962953.1962953.1962953.1962953.196295
Back home in Texas following the Civil War, former Confederate officer Chad Morgan (Alan Ladd) leads a cattle drive to Missouri, assuring fellow ranchers that their stock will bring $20 a head at auction. Instead, ruthless cattle baron Brog (Anthony Caruso) has scared off all competition and offers much less.
The Story of Mankind, 1h40
Directed by Irwin Allen, Don Alvarado
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion
Actors Ronald Colman, Vincent Price, Hedy Lamarr, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx
Roles Cleopatra
Rating49% 2.456892.456892.456892.456892.45689
Scientists have developed a weapon, called the "Super H-bomb", which if detonated will wipe out the human race entirely. A "High Tribunal" in "The Great Court of Outer Space" is called upon to decide whether divine intervention should be allowed to stop the bomb's detonation. The devil (Vincent Price), who goes by the name of Mr. Scratch, prosecutes Mankind while the Spirit of Man (Ronald Colman) defends it.
The Tall Stranger, 1h20
Directed by Thomas Carr
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Barry Kelley, Michael Ansara, Whit Bissell, George N. Neise
Roles Ellen
Rating63% 3.1973753.1973753.1973753.1973753.197375
Ned Bannon est laissé pour mort par des brigands. Il est retrouvé à temps par un train qui appartient à son demi-frère ; bravant l'animosité de celui-ci, Bannon va essayer d'éviter un massacre.
Great Day in the Morning, 1h32
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Virginia Mayo, Robert Stack, Ruth Roman, Alex Nicol, Raymond Burr, Regis Toomey
Roles Ann Merry Alaine
Rating63% 3.193693.193693.193693.193693.19369
In the year 1861, just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War in the Colorado Territory, Owen Pentecost (Robert Stack) is a man from North Carolina who comes west to Denver on a whim. He encounters Ann Merry Alaine (Virginia Mayo), who is going there to open a dress shop.
The Proud Ones, 1h34
Directed by Robert D. Webb
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Walter Brennan, Robert Middleton, Arthur O'Connell
Roles Sally
Rating69% 3.4909353.4909353.4909353.4909353.490935
Une bande de hors-la-loi tente d'éliminer le shérif.
Pearl of the South Pacific, 1h26
Directed by Allan Dwan
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Virginia Mayo, Dennis Morgan, David Farrar, Murvyn Vye, Lance Fuller, Carol Thurston
Roles Rita Delaine
Rating55% 2.768562.768562.768562.768562.76856
Dan Merrill awakens on his boat after a night of drinking to find his former love, Rita Delaine, there with his partner, Bully Hague. Appealing to his greed, Rita and Bully coax him into coming along to an island where supposedly they can dive for a hidden treasure of rare black pearls.