Virginia Huston, “Jane” in Tarzan’s Peril (1951)
Today’s picture of the day is a prime example of something I’m trying to do more of on Hollywood Yesterday – spotlight more of the stars who aren’t household names. As most of us do, I’m guilty of talking so much about Ava Gardner, Maureen O’Hara, Humphrey Bogart, Henry Fonda, and Lena Horne that I overlook stars who are every bit as worth remembering. Stars such as the very, very lovely Virginia Huston.
Virginia was a very good actress with a special screen presence – one that often reminds me of Fay Wray’s (doesn’t get much better than that!). Virginia was born on April 24, 1925 in Wisner, Nebraska. She’s best known for Out of the Past (1947), Tarzan’s Peril (1951) and Flamingo Road (1949). Sadly, she only has 13 credits in her filmography.
Virginia was one of those stars who made the choice that was right for them – she retired from Hollywood in 1952 after she married. She and her husband had a daughter, Pamela, and were married until her untimely death in 1981 from cancer.
She was just 55 years old.