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Virginia Fox

Actress / Film Actress | * 04/19/1902 († 80, 10/14/1982) | Wheeling, West Virginia (United States of America (USA))
Virginia Oglesby Zanuck (née Fox; April 19, 1899 or 1902 or 1903 or 1906 – October 14, 1982) was an American actress who starred in many silent films of the 1910s and 1920s. ()

Virginia Fox was born in Wheeling, West Virginia (though her grave erroneously lists Charleston, W.Va. as her place of birth), the daughter of Marie (née Oglseby) and Frederick Fox. While on vacation from boarding school, Fox traveled to visit a friend in Los Angeles. The two made a casual stop by the studio of Mack Sennett, where she was hired on the spot and made a bathing beauty in the studio's films. Fox went on to star as leading lady in many of the early films of Buster Keaton, including 1920's highly-regarded "Neighbors".In 1924 she married film producer Darryl F. Zanuck, with whom she had three children, Darrylin (b. 1931), Susan Marie (1935–1980), and Richard Darryl (1934–2012). Fox retired from acting, but was known as a behind-the-scenes influence on her husband's business decisions. The couple separated in 1956 over the studio mogul's affairs with other women, though they were never legally divorced; but according to Zanuck biographers, she cared for him at their home from the time he became mentally incapacitated in the early 1970s until his death in 1979. She was buried near Darryl Zanuck at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, Los Angeles.Despite some Internet accounts to the contrary, Virginia Fox was not related to William Fox, whose name is preserved in the company 20th Century Fox, which Darryl Zanuck created and led for decades. William Fox founded Fox Studios, but had lost control of it by the time Zanuck acquired it and merged it into his own empire.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Western
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Movies with Virginia Fox as Actress(15)

as Party Girl (uncredited)1926 The Cave Man
as The Girl1923 The Love Nest
as Horsewoman1922 The Blacksmith
as Indian Maiden1922 The Paleface
as The Millionaire's Daughter1922 The Electric House
as Mayor's Daughter / Fille du Maire1922 Cops
as Twin (uncredited)1921 The Play House
as Chief's daughter1921 The Goat
as Bank President's Daughter1921 The Haunted House
as Virginia1921 Hard Luck
as The Girl1920 Neighbors
as Dance Pupil (uncredited)1920 Don't Weaken!
as Minor Role1920 Down on the Farm
as Bathing Girl1919 Why Beaches Are Popular

Full Name: Virginia Fox
Born: Saturday, 04/19 1902 (April) in Wheeling, West Virginia (United States of America (USA))
Died: Thursday, 10/14 1982 (October) in Palm Springs (aged: 80)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Spouses (current/former): Darryl F. Zanuck
Virginia Fox frequently works together with these people:
Buster Keaton (31x, Actor)
Edward F. Cline (19x, Crew)
Joseph M. Schenck (12x, Crew)
Joe Roberts (10x, Actor)
Elgin Lessley (9x, Crew)
Mack Sennett (4x, Crew)
Robert Israel (4x, Crew)
Joe Keaton (3x, Actor)
Phyllis Haver (3x, Actress)
Marie Prevost (3x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:51784, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 01/03/2023