Virginia Weidler

Virginia Weidler

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • Lowest Rated: 83% All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
  • Birthday: Mar 21, 1927
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • One of Virginia Weidler's earliest directors sadly predicted that the precocious young miss would never become a major juvenile star like Shirley Temple or Jackie Cooper: "All she can do is act." Indeed, in a 1930s Hollywood festooned with child stars, Weidler may well have been the first child character actress. The daughter of an architect father and German opera-singer mother, Weidler made her first screen appearance at the age of 3. She created a minor sensation as Europena, most contentious of the many Wiggs children, in 1934's Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. While playing opposite John Barrymore in The Great Man's Votes (1938), her scene-stealing propensities were so pronounced that, at one point, Barrymore threw her off his knee and bellowed "Who the hell do you think you're acting with, you silly little brute. Silly, hell!--crafty, God damn you, crafty!" The next day, the two actors were on the best of terms again, but, true professional that she was, she'd gotten the message: never try to upstage a Barrymore! Weidler's last important role was as the irksome younger sister of Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story. Her film career finished by 1943, Weidler staged an unsuccessful comeback as a nightclub singer, then retired from show business in favor of a happy and enduring marriage. Virginia Weidler died of a heart attack in her early forties.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Best Foot Forward Helen Schlessenger 1943
No Score Yet The Youngest Profession Actor 1943
No Score Yet Born to Sing Patsy Eastman 1942
No Score Yet Babes on Broadway Barbara Josephine 'Jo' Conway 1941
No Score Yet I'll Wait For You Actor 1941
No Score Yet Keeping Company Harriet Thomas 1940
100% The Philadelphia Story Dinah 1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too Louise 1940
No Score Yet Young Tom Edison Tannie Edison 1940
No Score Yet The Rookie Cop Nicey 1939
No Score Yet The Great Man Votes Joan 1939
92% The Women Little Mary 1939
No Score Yet Out West with the Hardys Jake Holt 1938
No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens Lally Joy 1938
No Score Yet Too Hot to Handle Hulda Harding 1938
No Score Yet Love is a Headache `Jake' 1938
No Score Yet Souls at Sea Tina 1937
No Score Yet Maid of Salem Nabby Goode 1937
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1937 Flower Girl 1937
No Score Yet Trouble for Two Miss Vandeleur as a Child 1936
No Score Yet Peter Ibbetson Mimsey 1935
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1936 Flower Girl 1935
No Score Yet Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch Europena Wiggs 1934
No Score Yet After Tonight Olga, Carla's Niece 1933

QUOTES FROM Virginia Weidler CHARACTERS

Dinah Lord
I did. I did it all!
Dinah Lord
I can tell there's something in the air because I'm being taken away.