Thursday, May 2, 2013

RIP Virginia Gibson



 Published in The New York Times on May 1, 2013

GIBSON--Virginia (Gorski), dancer, singer, and actress of film, TV, and theatre has died at 88. Her career began in St. Louis in the chorus at the Muny Opera in Forest Park. In the 50's she made her movie debut in Tea for Two, followed by roles in Painting the Clouds with Sunshine, About Face, and Stop You're Killing Me, but was best known as Liza in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Her stage credits include a Tony nomination for her performance in Happy Hunting. Virginia was co-host of the children's TV show Discovery for almost a decade. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:30pm, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st St., NYC.

GIBSON, Virginia (Virginia Gorski)
Born: 4/19/1928, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: 4/25/2013, Newtown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Virginia Gibson’s westerns – actress:
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – 1954 (Liza)
I Killed Wild Bill Hickok – 1956 (Anne James)
Frontier Doctor (TV) – 1958 (Suzy Trent)

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