Virginia Vance

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Born (1902-07-01) July 1, 1902 (age 121)
DiedOctober 13, 1942(1942-10-13) (aged 40)
CitizenshipUnited States of America

Virginia Vance (July 1, 1902 - October 13, 1942) was a silent film actress in the United States. She married actor Bryant Washburn.[1]

Early life and Education

She was born in Chicago and raised in Toronto, Canada. She appeared in some 90 films including comedy shorts, serials, and features including in leading roles.[2] She appeared in Cameo Comedies with Cliff Bowes. She is knocked over by a custard pie in the 1926 film His Private Life.[3]

In 1929 she married and left filmmaking. She had a daughter. She died of heart issues and is buried at Chapel in the Pines cemetery in Los Angeles.[2]


  • Goat Getter (1925) as as Mamie Arthur
  • Cheer Up (1924)
  • The Fighting Dude (1925)
  • What's Up? (1925 film) (1925)[4]
  • Fool's Luck (1926)
  • Home Cured (1926)
  • The Fighting Marine (1926) as Ruby
  • His Private Life (1926)
  • My Stars (1926) as The Girl
  • Undressed (film) (1928) as Marjorie Stanley
  • New Year's Eve (1929 film) as Little Girl's Mother


  1. "Silent Era : People".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Virginia Vance ~ Silent Actress".
  3. Dale, Alan S. (November 23, 2000). "Comedy Is a Man in Trouble: Slapstick in American Movies". U of Minnesota Press – via Google Books.
  4. "Actors Cliff Bowes and Virginia Vance sit under an umbrella at the..." Getty Images.

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