Classic Film Club


Virginia Mayo




Virginia Mayo was born Virginia Jones in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1920.

Trained as a dancer, Mayo started her career in vaudeville.    In 1939, at the age of 19, she made her film debut in a short-reel for Mentone.

Mayo made her Broadway debut in 1941 and appeared in her first full film feature in 1943.     She appeared in more than 50 motion pictures through 1997.

Mayo turned to television guest roles in the mid 1950s and was a semi-regular in the prime time soap opera Santa Barbara (1984).

In 1947, she married actor Michael O'Shea, who died in 1973. They had one child.

Mayo died in Los Angeles, in 2005, at the age of 84.

Other Pictures

Virginia Mayo (1952)
  • (Virginia Mayo, 1952)



The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • 1946
  • Three WWII veterans must face the postwar world as they try to re-adjust to civilian life. William Wyler directs Myrna Loy, Fredric March and Dana Andrews.

White Heat

White Heat
  • White Heat
  • 1949
  • A vicious mobster continues to run his operation from behind bars and, once freed, plans the biggest heist yet.

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TV Series


Santa Barbara

Lime Street
  • Santa Barbara
  • 1984
  • as Peaches DeLight
  • NBC