VIRGINIA GIBSON

Obituary
  • "one day would like to meet you in the heavens above Happy..."
    - jan stinagle
  • "I was going through my mind to remember things of the past..."
    - Allen Bomar
  • "I remember Virginia very well from the Discovery program...."
    - Mark Biegert
  • "Jan, No, she never married or had children of her own. ..."
  • "did Virginia Gibson marry and have children??"
    - Jan Stinagle

GIBSON--Virginia (Gorski), dancer, singer, and actress of film, TV, and theatre has died at 88. Her career began in St. Louis in the chorus at the Muny Opera in Forest Park. In the 50's she made her movie debut in Tea for Two, followed by roles in Painting the Clouds with Sunshine, About Face, and Stop You're Killing Me, but was best known as Liza in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Her stage credits include a Tony nomination for her performance in Happy Hunting. Virginia was co-host of the children's TV show Discovery for almost a decade. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:30pm, Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st St., NYC.

Published in The New York Times on May 1, 2013