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Occupation  Actress
Children  Yul 'Rock' Brynner II
Role  Film actress
Name  Virginia Gilmore
Years active  1939–1970

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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.




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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.

Later years

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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.


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She died from emphysema at her home in Santa Barbara, California in 1986, aged 66.

Personal life

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In 1944, she married Yul Brynner. The couple had one son, Yul "Rock" Brynner, born on December 23, 1946. They divorced in 1960.

Selected films

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  • Winter Carnival (1939)
  • Laddie (1940)
  • Manhattan Heartbeat (1940)
  • Jennie (1940)
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)
  • Western Union (1941)
  • Swamp Water (1941)
  • That Other Woman (1942)
  • The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
  • Berlin Correspondent (1942)
  • The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)
  • Orchestra Wives (1942)
  • Chetniks! The Fighting Guerrillas (1943)
  • Wonder Man (1945)
  • Close-Up (1948)
  • Walk East on Beacon (1952)
  • Stage performances

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  • Those Endearing Young Charms (1943)
  • The World's Full of Girls (1943)
  • Dear Ruth (1944)
  • Truckline Cafe (with Marlon Brando) (1946)
  • The Grey-Eyed People (1952)
  • Critic's Choice (with Henry Fonda) (1960)

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