Virginia Hunter

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Virginia Hunter
Virginia Hunter in Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947).png
Hunter in the short film Sing a Song of Six Pants (1947)
Born
Virginia Reed

(1920-02-17)February 17, 1920
DiedMarch 23, 2012(2012-03-23) (aged 92)
U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1942–1955
Spouse(s)
Henry Hunter
(m. 1952; div. 1954)

Virginia Hunter (née Reed; February 17, 1920 – March 23, 2012)[1] was an American model and actress. She appeared in over 20 films during the 1940s.

Early years[edit]

Hunter was the daughter of Freeman A. Reed.[2] Hunter grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before her family moved to Los Angeles in 1940.

Career[edit]

Hunter secured a contract with MGM, but let her contract expire in 1945[citation needed] to sign with Columbia Pictures. At Columbia, she performed in the Jack Cole Dance group before acting in films.[3] She quickly became known to matinee audiences at the time for co-starring in four of the Durango Kid films. She also has a supporting role in The Mating of Millie, starring Glenn Ford and Evelyn Keyes.

To modern viewers, Hunter is known for her roles in several Three Stooges films from the Shemp Howard era, specifically Sing a Song of Six Pants, I'm a Monkey's Uncle (and its remake Stone Age Romeos) and Fiddlers Three (and its remake Musty Musketeers).

Later years[edit]

After her time with Columbia, Hunter worked as a model and a store manager. After retirement, she lived with her older brother in Las Vegas.[citation needed]

Personal life and death[edit]

On November 2, 1952, Hunter married to Henry "Mac" Hunter, a golfer. They were divorced on February 8, 1954.[2] She died on March 23, 2012, at the age of 92.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia Anne Hunter, "United States Social Security Death Index"". FamilySearch. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Virginia Hunter, TV Actress, Gets Divorce". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. February 9, 1954. p. 2. Retrieved February 18, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Lowman, Josephine (June 7, 1947). "Dancer Recommends Exercises". The Pittsburgh Press. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. p. 8. Retrieved February 18, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

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