“When casting people have a call for a woman who looks like the wrath of God, I’m notified.” ~ Virginia Gregg
I absolutely LOVE this quote! The wonderfully talented Virginia Gregg had a film and television career that spanned 40 years, yet many of us are most familiar with her PROLIFIC work on classic radio.
Leaving a lasting legacy of so much entertainment is about as wonderful as it gets. I’m such a fan of this woman!
I LITERALLY just now discovered there’s a biography about Virginia Gregg and I hope it isn’t too late to tell Santa I want it very much. It’s written by Lona Bailey and, Santa or not, I’ll be adding it to my library soon!
Uncredited: The Life and Career of Virginia Gregg by Lona Bailey
Uncredited: The Life and Career of Virginia Gregg (Amazon Affiliate Link)
She had one of the most recognizable faces and voices in American media for over 40 years. In radio, television, and film, Virginia went largely uncredited for many of her legendary performances including “Norma Bates” from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho. In radio she was a favorite on classics like Dragnet, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, and Richard Diamond, Private Detective. On television she was a regular guest on shows such as Dragnet, Gunsmoke, and The Twilight Zone. In film she gave her most memorable performances in productions including Psycho, Operation Petticoat, and Spencer’s Mountain.
Read the incredible story behind the familiar face and voice that until now has never been told. Virginia’s is a story of great tragedy, resilience, and perseverance far more compelling than that of any character she ever portrayed. Discover the great lady behind the hundreds of unforgettable characters she gave our world. Through the pages of this biography, I invite you to meet legendary actress Virginia Gregg.