Virginia Fox

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This article is about the silent film actress. For the member of Congress, see Virginia Foxx.
Virginia Fox
Virginia Fox 1922.jpg
Born (1902-04-02)April 2, 1902
Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.
Died October 14, 1982(1982-10-14) (aged 80)
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Cause of death
emphysema and cerebral thrombosis
Resting place
Buried next to her husband in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1915-1929
Spouse(s) Darryl F. Zanuck
(1924-1979)
Children Darrylin Zanuck Jacks Pineda
(b. 1931)
Susan Marie Zanuck Hakim Savineau (1933-1980)
Richard Darryl Zanuck (1934-2012)
16 grandchildren

Virginia Fox (April 2, 1902 – October 14, 1982) was an American actress who starred in many silent films of the 1910s and 1920s.

Life and career[edit]

Fox was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of Marie (née Oglseby) and Frederick Fox.[1] 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). 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.

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.

Virginia Fox Zanuck's tomb in Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, California

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1915 A Submarine Pirate
1920 Down on the Farm uncredited
Neighbors The Girl
1921 The Haunted House Bank President's Daughter
Hard Luck Virginia
The Goat Chief's daughter
The Playhouse Twin Uncredited
1922 The Paleface Indian Maiden Uncredited
Cops Mayor's Daughter
1922 The Blacksmith Horsewoman
The Electric House Girl Uncredited
1923 The Love Nest The Girl
1926 The Caveman Party Girl

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Marlys J. (1989). The Zanucks of Hollywood: the dark legacy of an American dynasty. Crown Publishers. ISBN 9780517570203. 

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