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Virginia True Boardman

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Occupation  Actress
Spouse  True Boardman (m. ?–1918)
Role  Actress

Name  Virginia Boardman
Years active  1911-1936
Children  True Eames Boardman
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Full Name  Margaret Shields
Born  May 23, 1889 (1889-05-23) Fort Davis, Texas
Died  June 10, 1971, Hollywood, California, United States
Movies  The Village Blacksmith, Brand of the Outlaws
Similar People  John Ford, George Melford, Charles Lamont, Robert N Bradbury, Ray Taylor

Virginia True Boardman (May 23, 1889 – June 10, 1971) was an American actress of the silent era.



Born Margaret Shields in Fort Davis, Texas, Boardman began her theatrical career in 1906 as Virginia Eames (using her mother's surname) and went on to appear in 52 films between 1911 and 1936. Although her career started off strong, like many actresses of the silent film era she failed to make a successful transition to talking films, and by the mid-1930s her career was at its end for all practical purposes.

She was married to actor True Boardman until his death in 1918, with whom she had one child, True Eames Boardman, who after a brief acting career had a long career as a script writer for radio, film and television. He was also the grandfather of actress Lisa Gerritsen.

She died in Hollywood, California, aged 82, from a heart attack.

Partial filmography

  • The Light of Western Stars (1918)
  • The Village Blacksmith (1922)
  • A Blind Bargain (1922)
  • The Third Alarm (1922)
  • Michael O'Halloran (1923)
  • Three Jumps Ahead (1923)
  • The Tomboy (1924)
  • The Test of Donald Norton (1926)
  • King of the Jungle (1927)
  • The Lady Lies (1929)
  • The Penal Code (1932)
  • The Big Chance (1933)
  • Pardon My Pups (1934)
  • The Road to Ruin (1934)
  • The Crime Patrol (1936)
  • Brand of the Outlaws (1936)
  • References

    Virginia True Boardman Wikipedia

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