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Virginia Leith (October 15, 1925 - November 4, 2019) was an American film and television actress.

Leith starred in a few films, with her most productive period coming in the 1950s. Her debut in 1953 was also the first film directed by Stanley Kubrick, a self-financed art house film, Fear and Desire. She signed a contract with 20th Century-Fox in 1954 and had leading roles in films such as On the Threshold of Space, Toward the Unknown, Violent Saturday and opposite Robert Wagner and Joanne Woodward in the crime drama A Kiss Before Dying.

She left show business following her 1960 marriage to actor Donald Harron. After her divorce from Harron, in the 1970s Leith resumed her career and appeared in a few films and on television shows, including Starsky and Hutch, Barnaby Jones, and Baretta. She left the screen again in the early 1980s. Her most recognizable role may have been that of a decapitated woman whose head is kept alive in The Brain That Wouldn't Die.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Virginia Leith (October 15, 1925 - November 4, 2019) was an American film and television actress.

Leith starred in a few films, with her most productive period coming in the 1950s. Her debut in 1953 was also the first film directed by Stanley Kubrick, a self-financed art house film, Fear and Desire. She signed a contract with 20th Century-Fox in 1954 and had leading roles in films such as On the Threshold of Space, Toward the Unknown, Violent Saturday and opposite Robert Wagner and Joanne Woodward in the crime drama A Kiss Before Dying.

She left show business following her 1960 marriage to actor Donald Harron. After her divorce from Harron, in the 1970s Leith resumed her career and appeared in a few films and on television shows, including Starsky and Hutch, Barnaby Jones, and Baretta. She left the screen again in the early 1980s. Her most recognizable role may have been that of a decapitated woman whose head is kept alive in The Brain That Wouldn't Die.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 9

Birthday 1925-10-15

Day of Death 2019-11-04

Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Also Known As

  • Cora Virginia Leith

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1977 First Love as Anne March
1962 The Brain That Wouldn't Die as Jan Compton
1956 Toward the Unknown as Connie Mitchell
1956 A Kiss Before Dying as Ellen Kingship
1956 On the Threshold of Space as Pat Lange
1955 Violent Saturday as Linda Sherman
1955 White Feather as Ann Magruder
1954 Black Widow as Claire Amberly
1953 Fear and Desire as The Girl

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