Sunday, April 6, 2014

1000 Words: Virginia Bruce

This week in Hollywood Goes Fishing we feature another classic actress, Virginia Bruce (1910-1982). A native Minnesotan, she got her start in 1930 and her big break in 1932 with the MGM movie Downstairs, pictured below. During filming, actor John Gilbert (handing the fishing tackle over to her) and Virginia Bruce fell in love and got married. This scene also features Olga Baclanova, pictured on the left. Alas, Bruce and Gilbert divorced after two years, and she continued working throughout the 1940s and 1950s, although less frequently with time.

-- Dr. Todd

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