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Virginia Weidler

Highest Rated:   100% The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Lowest Rated:   83% All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
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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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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1937
  • Flower Girl
2001
No Score Yet Best Foot Forward
  • Helen Schlessenger
1943
No Score Yet The Youngest Profession
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Babes on Broadway
  • Barbara Josephine 'Jo' Conway
1941
No Score Yet I'll Wait For You
  • Actor
1941
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
91% The Women
  • Little Mary
1939
No Score Yet Out West with the Hardy's
  • 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 Souls at Sea
  • Tina
1937
No Score Yet Maid of Salem
  • Nabby Goode
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

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