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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Virginia Mayo

Born November 30, 1920

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
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Inscription.  Noted for her striking beauty, Virginia Mayo was one of the most successful actresses of the 1940s and 1950s. Born Virginia Jones in St. Louis, she began training at her aunt's drama school at age six. She graduated from Soldan High School and danced for the Muny Opera before Samuel Goldwyn signed her to a Hollywood contract. Mayo made almost 50 movies, including "White Heat," "She's Working Her Way through College," and "The Best Years of Our Lives," and appeared in 20 stage productions and many TV shows. Called "tangible proof of God's existence" by the Sultan of Morocco, Virginia Mayo received one of the original stars on Hollywood Boulevard.
 
Erected 1996 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.358′ N, 90° 18.369′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6620 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (photo courtesy of the Maine State Archives), 1950
2. Virginia Mayo
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Armstrong (a few steps from this marker); Trolleys, Cars and Carriages. Oh My! (a few steps from this marker); William Inge (a few steps from this marker); Henry Townsend (a few steps from this marker); Dwight Davis (a few steps from this marker); William Clark (a few steps from this marker); Johnnie Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark Terry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 15, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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