Virginia O’Brien appeared in some of MGM’s most memorable musicals

Virginia O’Brien (April 18, 1919 – January 16, 2001) A popular actress, singer, and radio personality. Known for her Sphinx like way of delivering a song or a one-liner, Virginia O’Brien appeared mostly in comedic roles in some of MGM’s most memorable musicals including “The Big Store” (1941) with the Marx Brothers, “Lady Be Good” (1941) and “Ship Ahoy” (1942) with Eleanor Powell and Red Skelton, “Thousands Cheer” (1943) with Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson, “Du Barry Was a Lady” (1943) with Red Skelton and Lucille Ball, the film version of “Meet the People” (1944) with Dick Powell, “The Harvey Girls” (1946) with Judy Garland and the star studded “Ziegfeld Follies” in 1945.

Virginia Lee O'Brien (April 18, 1919 – January 16, 2001)

Virginia Lee O’Brien
(April 18, 1919 – January 16, 2001)

Virginia O'Brien known for her comedic roles in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals of the 1940s.

Virginia O’Brien known for her comedic roles in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals of the 1940s.

Virginia O'Brien became famous for her Sphinx like way of delivering a song or a one-liner.

Virginia O’Brien became famous for her Sphinx like way of delivering a song or a one-liner.

Virginia O'Brien

Virginia O’Brien

Virginia O'Brien in "Lady Be Good" (1941)

Virginia O’Brien in “Lady Be Good” (1941)

Virginia O'Brien in "Ziegfeld Follies" (1945)

Virginia O’Brien in “Ziegfeld Follies” (1945)

Virginia O'Brien, Judy Garland, and Cyd Charisse in "The Harvey Girls"  (1946)

Virginia O’Brien, Judy Garland, and Cyd Charisse in
“The Harvey Girls” (1946)

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