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Virginia Brissac (June 11, 1883 – July 26, 1979) was a popular American stage actress who headlined theatre companies from Vancouver to San Diego during the heyday of West Coast Stock in the early 1900s. An ingénue and leading lady known for her natural style and charm on stage, Brissac played with equal success in both comedies and dramas and went on to have a long second career as a character actress in film and television.
Virginia Alice Brisac
(1883-06-11)June 11, 1883
San Jose, California, U.S.
|Died||July 26, 1979(1979-07-26) (aged 96)|
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
|Resting place||Ashes interred in Mt. Olivet Memorial Park Columbarium, Colma, California, U.S.|
Eugene D. Mockbee
(m. 1906; div. 1912)
(m. 1915; div. 1927)
|Children||Ardel Wray (née Mockbee)|
|Relatives||Mary Shaw (aunt)|
In addition to playing mothers, grandmothers, and confidants to film stars such as Bette Davis (in The Little Foxes and Dark Victory), Tyrone Power (in Captain from Castile), and John Wayne (in Operation Pacific), Brissac was cast as farm women and rancher's wives (Jesse James, The Daltons Ride Again, State Fair), aristocrats and society women (The Phantom of the Rue Morgue, Old Los Angeles, Executive Suite), and various nurses, seamstresses, and landladies. She is probably best remembered for her role as the grandmother of Jim Stark, the troubled teenager played by James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause.
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