Virginia Dale

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Virginia Dale
Virginia Dale Argentinean Magazine AD.jpg
Virginia Dale, c. 1939
Born Virginia Paxton
(1917-07-01)July 1, 1917
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Died October 3, 1994(1994-10-03) (aged 77)
Burbank, California, USA
Other names Phyllis Randall
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 1938–1958, 1982–1987

Virginia Dale (July 1, 1917 – October 3, 1994) was an American actress and dancer.[1]


Dale was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. While working as one of the dancing Paxton Sisters in New York City, she was discovered by Darryl F. Zanuck who signed her to a contract with 20th Century Fox.[1] She appeared in a number of movies in the late 1930s and 1940s, including Holiday Inn (1942), in which she dances and sings with Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby and became particularly associated with musicals. In the 1950s, she worked mainly in television series such as The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951–1952), Highway Patrol (1957), and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1957–1958). She left the movie business in 1958, but returned to acting for a few films in the 1980s. She died in Burbank, California, and is interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills).

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Virginia Dale, Dancer, 77". The New York Times. October 22, 1994. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Phyllis Dobson
Miss California
Succeeded by
Claire James