From the trailer for Waterloo Bridge (1940)
|Born||Margaret Cynthia Field
4 November 1917
London, England, UK
|Died||2 January 1992
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Spouse(s)||Paul Douglas (1942–1946) (divorced) 1 child
Howard Grode (1947–1948) (divorced)
Willard Parker (1951–1992, her death)
|Children||Margaret Field Douglas (b. 1945)|
Virginia Field (4 November 1917 – 2 January 1992) was a British-born film actress.
She was an only child, born Margaret Cynthia Field in London. Her father, Sir John Field, was the judge of Leicester County Court Circuit. Her mother was a cousin of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and her aunt was British stage actress and director Auriol Lee.
She was educated in Paris, France; Vienna, Austria; and the South of France and then returned to England where she studied for the stage. In Vienna she acted for Max Reinhardt and on returning to Britain she was given her first film role in The Lady is Willing followed by a Hollywood contract.
During the long-running Perry Mason series on CBS between 1957-66, Field made six guest appearances. In both the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Provocative Protege", and the 1962 episode, "The Case of the Polka Dot Pony," she played the murderer. In the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Simple Simon," Field played the role of Mason's client and defendant Ramona Carver. She also appeared as Lotta Langley in an episode of the ABC series The Rebel, starring Nick Adams.
Field married three times. Her spouses included actors Paul Douglas and Willard Parker. She and Douglas had a daughter, Margaret Field Douglas (born 1945). In 1947, she married Howard Grode, a composer and musician.
- The Primrose Path (1934)
- Ladies in Love (1936)
- Lloyd's of London (1936)
- Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
- Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)
- Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1938)
- The Sun Never Sets (1939)
- Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)
- Captain Fury (1939)
- Waterloo Bridge (1940)
- Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
- Singapore Woman (1941)
- Atlantic Convoy (1942)
- The Crystal Ball (1943)
- Repeat Performance (1947)
- The Imperfect Lady (1947)
- Christmas Eve (1947)
- Dream Girl (1948)
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
- Dial 1119 (1950)
- The Lady Pays Off (1951)
- Rockabilly Baby (1957)
- The Earth Dies Screaming (1965)
- Virginia Field (1917–1992) profile, Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. Gale (2007); retrieved 13 December 2015 via HighBeam Research.
- Woolpert, Kelly (September 2, 1936). "Bits of Gossip About Hollywood's Film Folk". The Vidette-Messenger. Indiana, Valparaiso. United Press. p. 4. Retrieved May 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Hollywood Round-Up". The News-Herald. Pennsylvania, Franklin. United Press. August 26, 1938. p. 7. Retrieved May 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "the Hollywood Roundup". The Times. Indiana, Hammond. United Press. November 9, 1936. p. 14. Retrieved May 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Actress' Father Dies". Albuquerque Journal. New Mexico, Albuquerque. Associated Press. December 12, 1949. p. 9. Retrieved May 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. P. 678.
- "Virginia Field". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
- "Divorced Actress Wins Court Suit". The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah, Salt Lake City. Associated Press. November 29, 1960. p. 22. Retrieved May 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Virginia Field Weds". The Monroe News-Star. Louisiana, Monroe. Associated Press. April 7, 1947. p. 6. Retrieved May 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Virginia Field, Actress In Films, Is Dead at 74". The New York Times. January 9, 1992. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
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