Virginia Marshall

Virginia Elizabeth Marshall (October 1, 1918 – January 30, 1982), also known as Little Virginia Marshall, was an American child actress in the silent film era between 1924 and 1930.[2][3][4]

Virginia Marshall
Virginia Marshall publicity photo circa 1924.jpg
Born(1918-10-01)October 1, 1918
DiedJanuary 30, 1982(1982-01-30) (aged 63)[1]
Spouse(s)Ray G. Montgomery, Jr.


Virginia Elizabeth Marshall was born on October 1, 1918 in Dallas, Texas to Virginia G. Wallace of Cuba, Missouri, and Wallace L. Marshall of Tyler, Texas.[5]

Marshall appeared in a Los Angeles Times feature entitled Stars Tomorrow? in April 1925.[6] She was among a group of children that included Vonda Phelps and Virginia Davis. The article questioned whether their stardom would continue or fade away with time. In fact the nine youth performers profiled only remained popular with theatre and film audiences for a brief time, Marshall's motion picture career lasted from 1924 through 1930.[citation needed]

She performed in thirteen screenplays. The films include comedy shorts like Little Robinson Corkscrew (1924), the melodrama, East Lynne (1925), and the western, The Arizona Wildcat (1927). Marshall was given the opportunity to act with many stars of her era, such as Tom Mix, Alma Rubens, Edmund Lowe, and Dorothy Revier.[citation needed]

Around 1940 she married Ray G. Montgomery, Jr. (1913 – 1995) of Denver, Colorado.[5]

Marshall died on January 30, 1982 in Hemet, California at the age of 63.[5]

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Daddy's Gone A-Hunting". The Huntington Press. October 4, 1925 – via
  2. ^ "Virginia Marshall". American Stories, A History of the United States. September 26, 2016. ISBN 9781478438977.
  3. ^ A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses (2015), pg. 235
  4. ^ Young Hollywood Walk of Fame: Silent Film Artists, 1920's
  5. ^ a b c "Virginia Marshall".
  6. ^ Los Angeles Times, Stars Tomorrow?, April 1, 1925, Page C4.

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