Virginia Belmont

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Virginia Belmont
Born (1921-09-20)September 20, 1921
New York City, United States
Died May 6, 2014(2014-05-06) (aged 92)
Hollywood, California, United States
Occupation Film actor

Virginia E. Belmont, also spelled Virginia Belmonte (September 20, 1921 – May 6, 2014), was an American film actress.

Born Virginia E. Califano in New York City, she graduated from UCLA and then started working as a cigarette girl at Mocambo.[1] Belmont received her first acting role, uncredited, in the 1944 film Black Arrow.[1] Following a number of supporting roles for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and RKO films, she was put under contract with Monogram Pictures, starring in several B-movies as the heroine opposite William Boyd, Jimmy Wakely, and Johnny Mack Brown, among others.[1]

In 1941 Belmont married the native-born Italian restaurateur Albert Califano, and in the late 1940s they moved to Rome, where she continued her film career in the Italian industry, starring in a number of melodrama films, while Califano worked as a correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter.[1][2] In the late 1950s she retired from acting and moved back in the U.S., where she was employed by United Airlines as a sales rapresentative.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Harris M. Lentz III. Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014. McFarland, 2015. ISBN 1476619611. 
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487. 

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