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Virginia Van Upp

Highest Rated: 95% Cover Girl (1944)

Lowest Rated: 60% Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Birthday: Jan 13, 1902

Birthplace: Not Available

Virginia Van Upp began her film career as a five-year-old child actress. Upon reaching adulthood, Van Upp determined to learn the production end of the business. Starting out as a script girl, she worked her way up to screenwriter and in this capacity kept busy at Paramount from 1930 to 1943. After her Paramount tenure, she was signed as a screenwriter and production executive at Columbia Pictures. The notoriously misogynistic Columbia chieftain Harry Cohn held Van Upp's opinions in the highest esteem, especially in matters relating to the screen career of the studio's top sex symbol, Rita Hayworth. Van Upp produced and/or scripted such Hayworth vehicles as Cover Girl (1944), Gilda (1946), and Affair in Trinidad(1952), spending her off-hours helping Hayworth cope with her professional and personal problems. Virgnia Van Upp died in 1970 of complications stemming from a broken hip.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Affair in Trinidad Screenwriter 1952
60% Here Comes the Groom Screenwriter 1951
92% Gilda Producer 1946
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes Producer Screenwriter 1945
No Score Yet Mom and Dad Virginia 1945
No Score Yet The Impatient Years Screenwriter 1944
95% Cover Girl Screenwriter 1944
No Score Yet The Crystal Ball Screenwriter 1943
No Score Yet Young and Willing Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Screenwriter 1941
No Score Yet Honeymoon in Bali Screenwriter 1939
86% You and Me Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Swing High, Swing Low Screenwriter 1937
No Score Yet Easy to Take Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Poppy Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Too Many Parents Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness Screenwriter 1935

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