Children Yul 'Rock' Brynner II
Role Film actress
|Name Virginia Gilmore|
Years active 1939–1970
|Full Name Sherman Virginia Poole|
Born July 26, 1919 (1919-07-26) El Monte, California, U.S.
Died March 28, 1986, Santa Barbara, California, United States
Spouse Yul Brynner (m. 1944–1960)
Parents Lady May Poole, Albion Winchester Poole
Movies Western Union, Swamp Water, The Pride of the Yankees, Orchestra Wives, Walk East On Beacon
Similar People Yul Brynner, Yul 'Rock' Brynner II, Victoria Brynner, Archie Mayo, H Bruce Humberstone
Virginia Gilmore in the Pride of the Yankees 1942.
Virginia Gilmore (July 26, 1919 – March 28, 1986) was an American film, stage, and television actress.
- Virginia Gilmore in the Pride of the Yankees 1942.
- Later years
- Personal life
- Selected films
- Stage performances
Virginia Gilmore was born as Sherman Virginia Poole in El Monte, California. Her father was a retired officer of the British Army. She began her stage career in San Francisco at the age of 15, but moved to Los Angeles in 1939 to pursue work in films. When her movie career was not progressing, Gilmore mustered the nerve to approach Samuel Goldwyn at his home. As a result of their meeting, he promised her a screen test. She did soon land some small movie roles. Her better known film appearances both occurred in 1941: Western Union, directed by Fritz Lang, and Swamp Water directed by Jean Renoir.
When her movie role options began to dwindle, Gilmore left Los Angeles for New York City and started working on Broadway. In 1943, Gilmore played in Those Endearing Young Charms and The World’s Full of Girls. In 1944, she played the title role in Dear Ruth, which was directed by Moss Hart. Starting in the late 1940s, Gilmore had many television roles. In 1949, she and her husband, Yul Brynner, were featured on We’re On, an NBC television series. Between 1966 and 1968, she taught drama at Yale University. In her later years, Gilmore was a leader in Alcoholics Anonymous.
She died from emphysema at her home in Santa Barbara, California in 1986, aged 66.
In 1944, she married Yul Brynner. The couple had one son, Yul "Rock" Brynner, born on December 23, 1946. They divorced in 1960.