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Virginia Clara Jones (Ginny, Mayonaise) was born on 30 November, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is an Actress, Soundtrack. Discover Virginia Mayo's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Virginia Mayo networth?

Popular As Virginia Clara Jones (Ginny, Mayonaise)
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 85 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 30 November 1920
Birthday 30 November
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Date of death 17 January, 2005
Died Place Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Virginia Mayo Height, Weight & Measurements

At 85 years old, Virginia Mayo height is 5' 5" (1.65 m) .

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Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Who Is Virginia Mayo's Husband?

Her husband is Michael O'Shea (5 July 1947 - 4 December 1973) ( his death) ( 1 child)

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Husband Michael O'Shea (5 July 1947 - 4 December 1973) ( his death) ( 1 child)
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Virginia Mayo Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Virginia Mayo worth at the age of 85 years old? Virginia Mayo’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Virginia Mayo's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actress

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On August 23, 2018, she was honored with a day of her film work during the TCM Summer Under The Stars.


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 360-361. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.


Her last role was as Lucia in 1997's The Man Next Door.


That same year she married Michael O'Shea and would remain with him until his death in 1973 (the union produced a daughter, Mary Catherine, in 1953).


Auditioned for the part of "Lisa Douglas" in Green Acres (1965) but lost out to Eva Gabor.


A lifelong staunch Republican, in 1963-64 she joined fellow actresses Joan Caulfield, Ruth Hussey, Yvonne De Carlo, Marie Windsor, Laraine Day, and Maidie Norman, in making appearances on behalf of U.S. Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, the Republican nominee for President in the campaign against U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.


She had four roles in the 1960s and four more in the following decade.


Was Paul Newman's first on-screen leading lady, in the Biblical Epic The Silver Chalice (1954).


One daughter with Michael O'Shea - Catherine Mary (b. 1953)


Mayo's favorite of her own movies was She's Working Her Way Through College (1952). Although her vocals were always dubbed, she enjoyed doing musical pictures because she got to dance.


The striking beauty had still more plum roles in the 1950s.

Parts in Backfire (1950), She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) and South Sea Woman (1953) all showed she was still a force to be reckoned with. As the decade ended, Virginia's career began to slow down.


She got some of the best reviews of her career in James Cagney's return to the gangster genre, White Heat (1949), as Verna, the scheming, cheating wife of homicidal killer Cody Jarrett (Cagney).


She finally struck paydirt in 1947 with a plum assignment in the well-received The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) as Rosalind van Hoorn.


Her popularity increasing with every appearance, Virginia was cast in two more films in 1946, The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), with Danny Kaye, and The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946), with Dana Andrews, and received good notices as Andrews' avaricious, unfaithful wife. Her roles may have been coming in slow, but with each one her popularity with audiences rose.


In 1944 she was cast as Princess Margaret in The Princess and the Pirate (1944), with Bob Hope and a year later appeared as Ellen Shavley in Wonder Man (1945).


Goldwyn, however, believed that her talent as an actress was there and cast her in a small role in 1943's Jack London (1943).

She later had a walk-on part in Follies Girl (1943) that same year. Believing there was more to her than her obvious ravishing beauty, producers thought it was time to give her bigger and better roles.


After graduating from high school in 1937, she became a member of the St. Louis Municipal Opera before she was signed to a contract by Samuel Goldwyn after being spotted by an MGM talent scout during a Broadway revue. David O. Selznick gave her a screen test, but decided she wouldn't fit into films.


Virginia Clara Jones was born on November 30, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of a newspaper reporter and his wife. The family had a rich heritage in the St. Louis area: her great-great-great-grandfather served in the American Revolution and later founded the city of East Saint Louis, Illinois, located right across the Mississippi River from its namesake. Virginia was interested in show business from an early age. Her aunt operated a dance studio and Virginia began taking lessons at the age of six.