VIRGINIA GIBSON
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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.


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Published in New York Times on May 1, 2013.
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April 25, 2020
I have many old photos of Dee Dee and my parents and the gang from California. I would love to where with her family.
Stephanie Davies
January 14, 2020
When I first saw Virginia in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, I was 11 years old, but I did realize how pretty Virginia was, and continued, to see any movie, in which see appeared in my years ahead. At that young age, I always wanted to meet her, if she ever visited the Chicago area. I fondly will, remember her.
jack Lambke
January 13, 2020
I watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers recently on TV. I had no idea she was so famous except for that movie. Virginia was good friends with my uncle while they were working in NYC in the 1950's and I can remember meeting her while she was in California. They kept in touch for years but I don't believe that she ever married. RIP Virginia.
June 21, 2019
I just finished watching "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" for the umpteenth time and it made me remember how much I liked her. She was one of my favorites.
Kathy Balek
April 25, 2019
I pass my fond memories of seeing Virginia, in movies/TV. A beautiful lady, with extraordinary talent. and my prayers, are with her family, on their loss.
JACK LAMBKE
June 2, 2018
The Movie Is On Blu-Ray.Virginia Gibson RIP. I Remember You On Discovery As A Kid.
Delbert "Dellie Goose" Hutchinson
June 1, 2018
I wish I knew a little more about her. With the Blu-ray version of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers coming soon, Virginia Gibson has suddenly become my favourite Hollywood star, and sadly there's not much I can find about her online. Her life is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps someone will tell her story one day, hopefully in my lifetime.

Also, does anyone know where she is buried? I doubt I can ever afford to visit the United States but it would be nice to know her final resting place.

Sorry for the second entry.
Aubrey Leong
May 30, 2018
Virginia Gibson would make my heart glow whenever I see her in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Shame she never married or had children, or so I read. But she lived a very long life and I can only assume she must've been happy.

RIP Virginia Gibson.
Aubrey Leong
January 2, 2018
As a youngster, and 15 years younger, I really liked seeing your movies, and do remember watching you, on TV, whenever I could. You were a long-distant girl friend, whom, I always wanted to meet. Someday, we will.
Jack Lamble
April 9, 2017
one day would like to meet you in the heavens above Happy Birthday
jan stinagle
November 12, 2016
I was going through my mind to remember things of the past and I remembered the children's documentary " Discovery " I had no idea when the show started , but I found that as a six year old boy with my little brother and sister that we caught it when it debuted in the fall of 1962 , we were living in Huntingburg Indiana at the time and it aired as soon as I got home from school and Virginia and Frank did a great job as host of the show , it was a show I so much looked forward to and according to the information I found on Virginia Gibson , it appears that I have seen her in early musicals without even knowing it and I wish both Frank and Virginia were here so I could thank them of a job well done and I almost forgot to mention their dog " Corpuscle " I saw him when he was a pup and the musicals were excellent , I don't think we will ever see talent like that ever again and this is why I enjoy old musicals that were in " black and white " I wouldn't have it any other way and I would like to thank those actors and actresses for their hard work and the memories , RIP Frank and Virginia and thank you linda Lopez McAlister for keeping this guestbook going and as for the houses I lived in in Indiana , I looked them up on Google Earth and both houses are not there anymore .
Allen Bomar
September 4, 2016
I remember Virginia very well from the Discovery program. As a boy, I looked forward to seeing it on the weekend. She was a pioneer in intelligent programming for young people. I only recently discovered that she was also a successful dancer and actress. I will be looking for her other work.
Mark Biegert
August 7, 2016
Jan, No, she never married or had children of her own. Perhaps that's why she loved children so much. Teaching them theatre, doing the Discovery show, etc. I recall one afternoon I was visiting her and we went down to the laundry room in her building and there was a little girl there and I was struck by how she immediately started a conversation with her. Also how great she was to them when her niece and nephew came to visit her in NYC.
August 5, 2016
did Virginia Gibson marry and have children??
Jan Stinagle
October 29, 2015
I Used To Watch Virginia Gibson On Discovery As A Little Boy. On Sunday Afternoon. In The 60's As Well As The Early 70's
Delbert "Dellie Goose" Hutchinson
October 28, 2015
Thanks for great childhood memories
Rob Smith
July 20, 2015
I See Virginia Gibson In Discovery On Youtube. I Used To Watch Her On Discovery Many Years Ago As A Toddler.
Delbert "Dellie Goose" Hutchinson
July 18, 2015
. Her great rendition of "Mutual Admiration Society" with Ethel Merman was unsurpassable.

Richard Vatz
Towson University
revatz@hotmail.com
February 5, 2015
I WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE MET VIRGINIA IN HER LATER YEARS WHEN SHE LIVED IN NEWTOWN. I KNEW SHE HAD APPEARED IN SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS BUT UNFORTUNATELY WAS UNAWARE OF HER MANY OTHER SCREEN AND THEATRICAL CREDITS. I AM A HUGE FAN OF TCM AND LOVE THE OLD MOVIES. WE WOULD HAVE HAD MUCH TO TALK ABOUT. SHE WORKED WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST STARS IN THE BUSINESS. I JUST SAW HER IN TEA FOR TWO WITH DORIS DAY AND GORDON MCCRAE. I WAS LUCKY TO HAVE SHARED WITH HER A BRIEF MOMENT OF HER LIFE. MAY GOD BLESS.
DEBBIE HÔOVER
January 19, 2015
I have updated and added more information to Virginia's Wikipedia page.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Gibson
January 17, 2015
Virginia Gibson
John Gorski
December 9, 2014
You were the most talented and beautiful of all the brides
Buc
November 2, 2014
... watching Seven Brides for Seven Brothers now on KCTS in WA.
Remember seeing her in it as a child and also on Hit Parade.
Ginger
July 6, 2014
Bless you, Virginia... My teenage heart-throb. You will always be my favorite dancer.
Robert Passaro
June 7, 2014
I'm the one that went to the beach with you,Linda Lopez Mcalister.
June 3, 2014
Thank you Linda Lopez Mcalister for making this book permanent. John Gorski
May 27, 2014
I knew Virginia Gibson because my mother always had old movies on, I was raised on them. I always loved her because she was such a wonderful dancer and so pretty. We will not see the likes of these entertainers again. The times that created them are gone. thank god for film.
Susan Gallen
May 7, 2014
I met her briefly when I was 5 years old....my family was in vaudeville and other areas of show business...she was in Detroit for some type of promotion & my dad introduced me to her backstage at the Fox Theater...rest in peace, Virginia.
Dwight Smukler
January 28, 2014
I have followed Virginia Gibson's career (and commercial work) since "Seven Brides..." in 1954 when I was 11. She simply was magical to watch and a great talent has passed.
Joan Howerton
January 23, 2014
I very much enjoyed her performance in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a movie that, until recently, I never thought I would like in a million years. She was obviously a very talented woman. I wish to offer her family my condolences. My prayers are with you.

God bless,

Aaron
Aaron Durland
August 1, 2013
I also remember her fondly from the old Discovery TV show that she co-hosted with Frank Buxton on ABC, weekday afternoons, back in the early 60's. I loved that show. I never realized until now that she died, and I assume lived, in Newtown PA, only 15 minutes from my home. I would surely have paid a visit if I knew.
Rick Berton
July 17, 2013
My mother and father were very close friends to Dee Dee... I used to go to Los Angeles to the Park La Brea apartments every Sunday afternoon and visit her with her parents... John and Mary. I loved that time of my life with Dee Dee... she taught me how to knit, which I still do today.
Stephanie Davies
June 11, 2013
I first met Virginia in 1954 at age 14 when I knocked on her dressing room door at the LA Civic Light Opeera. I told her I wanted to act. She kept in touch, got me a wonderful acting coach, dragged her dates to see my h.s. performances, took me to both film and tv studios to watch, and was like my big sister when I went to NYC to college and she was starring on Your Hit Parade the year after being nominated for a Tony Award for playing Ethel Merman's daughter in Happy Hunting. Dear Virginia, thank you for your kindness way back then and through the years.
May 20, 2013
I Used To Watch Virginia Gibson When I Was A Toddler Then.
Virginia Gibson RIP. You'll Be Missed
Delbert "Dellie Goose" Hutchinson
May 18, 2013
Virginia and I were partners in dance with the L A Civic Light Opera Association. She was nothing but thrilling to work with, and to know. Rest in peace, Virginia, it may not be long before I ask if you'll dance again with me. Please say yes! Love, Roy
Roy Fitzell
May 5, 2013
I Used To Watch Discovery On ABC And KOMO-TV Channel 4 On Sunday Mornings At 11:30 AM When I Was Three Weeks Old January 2,1966 Virginia Gibson RIP.
Delbert "Dellie Goose" Hutchinson
May 2, 2013
Thanks Virginia Gibson for your contributions to the entertainment industry. Beautiful and talented Actress. May You Rest in Peace...
Jay Payton
May 1, 2013
Such a privilege to have known this bright, talented woman. Condolences to all of those whom I consider to be my family.
Trish Patterson
May 1, 2013
Aunt Virginia you meant the world to me you will be missed
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