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Virginia Cherrill (April 12, 1908 – November 14, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931).wikipedia
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City Lights

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Virginia Cherrill (April 12, 1908 – November 14, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931).
The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin's Tramp as he falls in love with a blind girl (Virginia Cherrill) and develops a turbulent friendship with an alcoholic millionaire (Harry Myers).

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Virginia Cherrill (April 12, 1908 – November 14, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931). She found her first marriage unsatisfying and, courtesy of her friendship with Sue Carol, decamped to California where she would meet William Randolph Hearst, When she went to Hollywood for a visit, she met Charlie Chaplin when he sat next to her at a boxing match, although Chaplin, in his autobiography, wrote that she approached him on the beach wanting him to cast her in his film, while acknowledging that he had met her before.
City Lights followed the Tramp's love for a blind flower girl (played by Virginia Cherrill) and his efforts to raise money for her sight-saving operation.

Girls Demand Excitement

Following the success of City Lights, the studio put her to work in early sound films of the 1930s, such as Girls Demand Excitement (1931), one of John Wayne's first films as a star.
Girls Demand Excitement is a 1931 film starring Virginia Cherrill, John Wayne, and Marguerite Churchill.

Georgia Hale

As indicated in the documentary, Unknown Chaplin, Cherrill was fired from the film for leaving the set for a hairdressing appointment at one point and Chaplin planned to re-film all her scenes with Georgia Hale, but ultimately realized too much money had already been spent on the film.
The documentary Unknown Chaplin revealed that Hale was hired by Chaplin to replace actress Virginia Cherrill as the female lead in the film City Lights (1931) during a brief period after he had fired Cherrill (and before he re-hired her).

The Brat

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Big-name directors cast her in their films, such as John Ford in The Brat (1931) and Tod Browning in Fast Workers (1933).
The Brat is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by John Ford, starring Sally O'Neil, and featuring Virginia Cherrill.

Unknown Chaplin

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As indicated in the documentary, Unknown Chaplin, Cherrill was fired from the film for leaving the set for a hairdressing appointment at one point and Chaplin planned to re-film all her scenes with Georgia Hale, but ultimately realized too much money had already been spent on the film.
The documentary also includes interviews with Chaplin's second wife Lita Grey, his son Sydney Chaplin, and his surviving co-stars Jackie Coogan, Dean Riesner, Georgia Hale, and Virginia Cherrill.

Carthage, Illinois

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Virginia Cherrill was born on a farm in rural Carthage, Illinois, to James E. and Blanche (née Wilcox) Cherrill.
Virginia Cherrill, co-star of Charlie Chaplin in City Lights

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Her second husband was actor Cary Grant, from 1934 to 1935; she left him after seven months of marriage alleging that Grant was abusive toward her.
Grant was married five times; three of his marriages were elopements with actresses—Virginia Cherrill (1934–1935), Betsy Drake (1949–1962) and Dyan Cannon (1965–1968).

Fast Workers

Big-name directors cast her in their films, such as John Ford in The Brat (1931) and Tod Browning in Fast Workers (1933).
The supporting cast features Virginia Cherrill and Sterling Holloway.

Troubled Waters (1936 film)

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She then went to Britain where she starred in two of James Mason's earlier films, including Troubled Waters, which turned out to be her last film.
Troubled Waters is a 1936 British mystery film directed by Albert Parker and starring James Mason, Virginia Cherrill, Alastair Sim, Raymond Lovell and Sam Wilkinson.

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Her third husband was George Child-Villiers, 9th Earl of Jersey, from 1937 to 1946.
Lord Jersey then married American actress Virginia Cherrill on 30 July 1937, the ex-wife of Cary Grant; they were divorced in 1946, without having had issue.

The Nuisance (1933 film)

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Virginia Cherrill as Miss Rutherford

What Price Crime

What Price Crime or What Price Crime? is a 1935 American crime film directed by Albert Herman and starring Charles Starrett, Noel Madison and Virginia Cherrill.

Late Extra

Late Extra is a 1935 British crime film directed by Albert Parker and starring James Mason (his film debut), Virginia Cherrill, and Alastair Sim.

Money Mad (1934 film)

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Money Mad (1934) is a British drama film directed by Frank Richardson and starring Virginia Cherrill, Garry Marsh, and Peter Gawthorne.

Delicious (film)

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She also appeared in the 1931 Gershwin musical Delicious with Janet Gaynor.
Virginia Cherrill as Diana Van Bergh

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Virginia Cherrill (April 12, 1908 – November 14, 1996) was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's City Lights (1931).

Sue Carol

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She initially did not plan on a film career, but her friendship with Sue Carol (who would later marry Alan Ladd) eventually drew her to Hollywood.

Alan Ladd

She initially did not plan on a film career, but her friendship with Sue Carol (who would later marry Alan Ladd) eventually drew her to Hollywood.

Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.

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She had been voted "Queen of the Artists Ball" in Chicago in 1925 and was invited to perform on the variety stage by Florenz Ziegfeld, an offer she declined.

William Randolph Hearst

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She found her first marriage unsatisfying and, courtesy of her friendship with Sue Carol, decamped to California where she would meet William Randolph Hearst, When she went to Hollywood for a visit, she met Charlie Chaplin when he sat next to her at a boxing match, although Chaplin, in his autobiography, wrote that she approached him on the beach wanting him to cast her in his film, while acknowledging that he had met her before.