Virginia Bruce

Virginia Bruce

Highest Rated: 67% The Invisible Woman (1941)

Lowest Rated: 60% Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Birthday: Sep 29, 1910

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

At one point, the delicate and lovely Virginia Bruce seemed poised for movie icon status, the culmination of a remarkable series of events that included bit parts in films during the late 1920s, a marriage to actor John Gilbert, and divorce followed by resumption of her screen acting career. Alas, many of the resulting movies were only of B-picture quality. However, Bruce did star in a few well-received films, though usually as the obstacle to true love. In the years immediately following her divorce, Bruce's films included the 1936 "Born to Dance," in which she played the rival to star Eleanor Powell. Meanwhile, in "The Great Ziegfeld," released in the same year, she played the ill-fated Audrey Dane, a would-be star brought down by alcohol abuse. Bruce continued to take on roles in films of all sorts through the 1940s, including romances and sci-fi pictures, although her best performances tended to be as mischievous and defiant women. In '38's "There Goes My Heart" starring Fredric March, she played an heiress who runs away from home and becomes an ordinary shop girl in New York City; and in the '40 "The Invisible Woman," her character uses an invisibility machine to exact revenge on others. The '42 comedy "Pardon My Sarong" is considered one of the best films featuring the duo of Abbott and Costello, but Bruce's film career would slow shortly afterward, and she would start appearing far more often on television than film beginning in the 1950s.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 55% Strangers When We Meet Mrs. Wagner (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet State Department: File 649 Marge (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 73% Night Has a Thousand Eyes Jenny Courtland (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, Honor and Goodbye Roberta Baxter (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brazil Nicky Henderson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Action in Arabia Yvonne Danesco (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Careful, Soft Shoulder Connie Mathers (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Butch Minds the Baby Susie O'Neill (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 57% Pardon My Sarong Joan Marshall (Character) - 1942
67% 27% The Invisible Woman Kitty Carroll (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure in Washington Jane Scott (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hired Wife Phyllis Walden (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Talked Too Much Joan Reed (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight Angels Mary Norvell (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stronger Than Desire Elizabeth Flagg (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring Maggie Adams (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Society Lawyer Pat Abbott (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns Lorraine de Grissac (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Hundred Years Lynn Conway (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yellow Jack Frances Blake (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman Against Woman Maris Kent (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 57% There Goes My Heart Joan Butterfield (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women of Glamour Gloria (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bad Man of Brimstone Loretta Douglas (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wife, Doctor and Nurse Miss Stephens/Steve (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surrounded by Women Patricia Sloan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Two Women Patricia Sloan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Garden Murder Case Zalia Graem (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 52% Born to Dance Lucy James (Character) - 1936
62% 50% The Great Ziegfeld Audrey Dane (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow of Doubt Trenna (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escapade Gerta (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Comes the Band Margaret Wallace (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Metropolitan Anne Merrill Beaconhill (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Times Square Lady Toni Bradley (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder Man Mary Shannon (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 20% Let 'Em Have It Eleanor Spencer (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Society Doctor Madge Wilson (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 34% Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mighty Barnum Jenny Lind (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Corner Ann (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 65% Kongo Ann (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winner Take All Joan Gibson (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 71% Downstairs Anna (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Eagles Florence Welford (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet 20% Paramount on Parade Cameo appearance (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Only the Brave Elizabeth (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slightly Scarlet Enid Corbett (Character) - 1930
60% 67% Raffles Gwen's Friend (Character) - 1930

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theater Unknown (Character) 1942

QUOTES FROM Virginia Bruce CHARACTERS

Marge says: The clerical work coming out of this post is superb.