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What a character; Virginia Weidler

So who did I choose out of years and years of amazing actors? I decided to go with Virginia Weidler. Why little miss Virginia? Well, first of all, she is a big part of two of my all-time favorite films, The Philadelphia Story and The Women. This girl worked with the best of the best! Norma Shearer, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and Katharine Hepburn. So why is so such an unknown face today? I have been in search of this concrete answer for years. I guess you can chalk it up to a couple different things. 1) This lovely mom passed away at the age of 41 of a heart condition. or 2) She was best known as a child star and probably just didn’t find her niche as an adult. Both of these possibilities are sad. Born in California in 1927, Virginia was one of six children and made her film debut around the age of 4. Her biggest success was The Philadelphia Story, and if you have not seen that, go find it now! I prefer her as a kid sis in The Philadelphia Story. Lydia The Tattooed Lady on the piano is