Happy Birthday, Virginia Mayo - (November 30th, 1920 - January 17th, 2005)
“You know, I really do want to say that - at least back then - if you were pretty, and especially if you were pretty and blonde, you were automatically labeled stupid. Not very bright. Makes me so angry! I’ve known an awful lot of very smart, very bright, very beautiful blonde women. And folks, I happen to be one of them.”
The Goldwyn Girls, c. early 1930’s.
The Goldwyn Girls were a musical stock company of female dancers employed by Samuel Goldwyn. Famous actresses whose career included a stint in the Goldwyn Girls includeLucille Ball, Paulette Goddard, Betty Grable, Ann Sothern, Jane Wyman, Virginia Bruce, Virginia Grey, Barbara Pepper, Virginia Mayo, Joi Lansing, and Marjorie Reynolds. source.
Paulette Goddard is 3rd from the right. She only appeared with the Goldwyn Girls in Roman Scandals (1933) and Kid Millions (1934)
Virginia Mayo - c. 1940s
November 30th, 1920 - January 17th, 2005
Dana Andrew and Virginia Mayo in The Best years of our Lives 1946
Virginia Mayo, Margaret Wycherly and James Cagney
“White Heat”, (1949)