Virginia Hammond
Virginia Hammond MPW 1916.jpg
Hammond in 1916
Born(1893-08-20)August 20, 1893
DiedApril 6, 1972(1972-04-06) (aged 78)
OccupationFilm and theatre actress
Years active1907–1947

Virginia Hammond (August 20, 1893[1][2] – April 6, 1972) was an American film and theatre actress.

Born in Staunton, Virginia.[2] Hammond was the daughter of a Confederate army major.[3]

Hammond began her career in 1907, where she made her theatre debut in the Broadway play, titled, John the Baptist.[4] She continued her career, mainly appearing on theatre, in which her credits includes, Our American Cousin, The Famous Mrs. Fair, Tumble In, What's Your Husband Doing?, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Arsene Lupin, What the Doctor Ordered and Desert Sands, among others.[4] Her final theatre credit was from the Broadway play, titled, Craig's Wife, in which she played the role of "Mrs. Frazier", in 1947.[4]

Hammond (right) with Herbert Corthell, Edna Hibbard, Charlie Ruggles and Zelda Sears in Tumble In, 1919
Hammond (right) with Herbert Corthell, Edna Hibbard, Charlie Ruggles and Zelda Sears in Tumble In, 1919

Hammond then began her film career in 1916, when she appeared in the silent film Vultures of Society,[5] in which she played the role of "Mrs. Upperwon". In her film career, Hammond starred and co-starred in films, such as, Anybody's Woman, The Great Impersonation,[2] The Virginia Judge, The Kiss, Charlie Chan's Courage and Chandu the Magician.[2] Her final credit was from 1936 film Romeo and Juliet, in which she played the role of "Lady Montague.[2]

She was actress Edna May Oliver's best friend.[6]

Hammond died in April 1972 in Washington, D.C., at the age of 78.[2] She was buried in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.[2]

References

  1. ^ Vazzana, Eugene (2001). Silent Film Necrology. McFarland. p. 225. ISBN 9780786410590 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Wilson, Scott (August 19, 2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 313. ISBN 9781476625997 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Virginia Hammond Stars at Empire". The Montgomery Advertiser. March 12, 1918. p. 18. Retrieved January 5, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b c "Virginia Hammond". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  5. ^ The Moving Picture World: Volume 27. World Photographic Publishing Company. 1916. p. 1118 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Edna May Oliver's Funeral Services Set for Tomorrow," The Los Angeles Times, Nov. 11, 1942