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From the trailer for Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Margaret Cynthia Field|
4 November 1917
London, England, UK
2 January 1992 (aged 74)|
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Cancer|
Paul Douglas (1942–1946; divorced)|
Howard Grode (1947–1948; divorced)
Willard Parker (1951–1992, her death)
Virginia Field (born Margaret Cynthia Field, 4 November 1917 – 2 January 1992) was a British-born film actress.
She was an only child, born in London. Her father, Sir John Field, was the judge of Leicester County Court Circuit. Her mother was a cousin of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and her aunt was British stage actress and director Auriol Lee.
She was educated in Paris, Vienna, and the South of France, and then returned to England where she studied for the stage. In Vienna she acted for Max Reinhardt and on returning to Britain she was given her first film role in The Lady is Willing followed by a Hollywood contract.
During the Perry Mason series on CBS between 1957–66, Field made six guest appearances. She played Irene Collaro in the 1958 episode "The Case of the Prodigal Parent." In both the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Provocative Protege", and the 1962 episode, "The Case of the Polka Dot Pony," she played the murderer. In the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Simple Simon," Field played the role of Mason's client and defendant Ramona Carver. She also appeared as Lotta Langley in an episode of the ABC series The Rebel, starring Nick Adams.
Field married three times. Her spouses included actors Paul Douglas and Willard Parker. She and Douglas had a daughter, Margaret Field Douglas (born 1945). In 1947, she married Howard Grode, a composer and musician.
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