Virginia Huston

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Virginia Huston
Virginia Huston in Tarzan's Peril.jpg
Virginia Huston in Tarzan's Peril
Born (1925-04-24)April 24, 1925
Wisner, Nebraska, U.S.
Died February 28, 1981(1981-02-28) (aged 55)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1946-1954
Spouse(s) Manus Paul Clinton II (1952-?)

Virginia Huston (April 24, 1925 - February 28, 1981) was a film actress.

Early years[edit]

Huston was born in Wisner, Nebraska, the daughter of Marcus and Mary Agnes Houston, and she had two brothers. Once she started he acting career, she changed the spelling of her last name to match that of Walter and John Huston[1] She attended Duchesne Catholic School for Girls in Omaha and appeared in stage productions as a student there. [2]

Radio[edit]

When Huston was 12, she first appeared on radio in an episode of Calling All Cars.[2]

Stage[edit]

Huston gained early experience on stage by appearing in plays presented by the Omaha Community Playhouse.[2]

Film[edit]

Huston's first film was Desirable Woman.[2] She appeared in many 1940s and 1950s film noir and adventure films. Signing with RKO in 1945, her first film was opposite George Raft in Nocturne. Her singing voice in the nightclub was redubbed by a singer. Huston was the ninth actress to play Jane, appearing in Tarzan's Peril (1951). (Another source says, "She becomes the fifteenth "Jane" in this jungle-king series.")[3]

Her other films include Out of the Past (released in the UK as Build My Gallows High) (1947), in which she plays Robert Mitchum's girlfriend; The Racket (1951); and Sudden Fear (1952). Huston suffered a broken back in an automobile accident, which disrupted her career[3] at its peak - when she returned, she dropped to minor roles and "B"-level films.

Personal life[edit]

Huston married Manus Paul Clinton II, a real estate agent,[4] and retired from films.

Death[edit]

Houston died of cancer in 1981.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hannsberry, Karen Burroughs (1998). Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film. McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-4682-7. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gunson, Victor (March 28, 1946). "Hollywood Gets First Bobby-Sox Star". Ohio, Massillon. The Evening Independent. p. 9. Retrieved January 30, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ a b "Virginia Huston Gets 'Tarzan' Role". New York, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 6, 1950. p. 17. Retrieved January 30, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Actress to Marry California Realtor". Oregon, Eugene. The Eugene Guard. July 18, 1952. p. 6. Retrieved January 30, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read