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Virginia Cherrill (April 12, 1908 – November 14, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights (1931). She married an English earl in the 1940s, and is also known as Virginia Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey. Virginia Cherrill was born on a farm in rural Carthage, Illinois, to James E. and Blanche (née Wilcox) Cherrill. She was a Chicago society girl with no thoughts of a film career when she went to Hollywood for a visit and met Charlie Chaplin when he sat next to her at a boxing match. He had failed to find the girl he wanted for his film but decided she would do and cast her in City Lights in which she gave the performance for which she is remembered, although her working relationship with Chaplin on the film was often strained. As indicated in the documentary Unknown Chaplin, Cherrill was in fact fired from the film at one point and Chaplin planned to refilm all her scenes with Georgia Hale, but ultimately realized too much money had already been spent on the picture; as Cherrill recalls in the documentary, close friend Marion Davies suggested Cherrill hold out for more money when Chaplin asked her to return to the film, and she did. She appeared in a few other films subsequently, including the 1931 Gershwin musical Delicious with Janet Gaynor, but gave up her movie career in 1936 after Troubled Waters. Cherrill married four times; her second husband was actor Cary Grant (from 1934 to 1935), and her third was George Child-Villiers, 9th Earl of Jersey (from 1937 to 1946). Her longest marriage was to Florian Martini, with whom she lived in Santa Barbara, California from 1948 until her death at age 88; she had no children. She is a part of stars of Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1545 Vine Street.

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Virginia Cherrill

Virginia Cherrill Biography / Wiki

NameVirginia Cherrill
Also Know
Known ForActing
Place of Birth Carthage, Illinois
Date of Birth1908-04-12
Age(as in 2022)88

Virginia Cherrill Acting Movies

Movie NameCharacterRelease DateOverview
Troubled WatersJune Elkhardt1936-02-01James Mason is teamed up once again with Virginia Cherill whom he appeared with in his debut film, ‘Late Extra’. He plays a government agent (John Mer…
Girls Demand ExcitementJoan Madison1931-02-08Peter Brooks is a hard-working, hard-up college student whose dislike of women attending college weakens under the amorous advances of spoiled sociali…
White HeatLucille Cheney1934-12-30In this melodrama filmed on location in Hawaii, a sugar plantation manager finds himself falling in love with a native girl, but instead of committing…
City LightsA Blind Girl1931-02-01In this sound-era silent film, a tramp falls in love with a beautiful blind flower seller….
Late ExtraJanet Graham1935-01-01A newspaper reporter sets out to track down the murderer of a policeman….
He Couldn’t Take ItEleanor Rogers1933-12-15Jimmy Kelly, who can’t hold on to a job because of his hot temper, finds his calling as a process server. He serves process on a gangster and exposes …
What Price CrimeSandra Worthington1935-05-27Thieves break into a warehouse that stores guns, steal them and kill the night watchman. An undercover agent assigned to the case happens to get into …
The BratAngela1931-09-19A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel. His family is distraught, but soon h…
The NuisanceMiss Rutherford1933-06-03Fast-talker extraordinaire Tracy gives one of his quintessential wiseguy performances as a conniving ambulance chaser who falls in love with Evans, un…
Fast WorkersVirginia1933-03-10Gunner and Bucker are friends who work as riveters. Whenever Bucker gets the urge to marry, which is often, Gunner will hit on his girl to see if she …
DeliciousDiana Van Bergh1931-12-27A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have romantic and immigration troubles….
Charlie Chan’s Greatest CaseBarbara Winterslip1933-09-14When a good-for-nothing man named Dan is stabbed to death and his arm broken, Charlie Chan is on the case. His first clue comes from the victim’s sist…
The Air CircusExtra (uncredited)1928-09-29Two eager young pilots at flight school compete over their flight instructor’s aviatrix sister….
Cary Grant: A Class ApartSelf (archive footage)2004-06-01Documentary that explores the life and career of leading man Cary Grant through film clips and interviews….
Becoming Cary Grant(archive footage)2017-05-23For the first time one of Hollywood’s greatest stars tells his own story, in his own words. From a childhood of poverty to global fame, Cary Grant, th…

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