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Virginia Zanuck (Fox)

Birthplace: Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, United States
Death: Died
Cause of death: emphysema and cerebral thrombosis
Place of Burial: Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frederick Fox and Marie Oglseby
Ex-wife of Darryl F. Zanuck
Mother of <private> de Pineda (Zanuck); Susan Marie Hakim and Richard Darryl Zanuck

Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Cecil Stuart Dana
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About Virginia Fox

Virginia Fox (April 2, 1902 – October 14, 1982) was an American actress who starred in many silent films of the 1910s and 1920s.

Life and career

Fox was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of Marie (née Oglseby) and Frederick Fox. In 1924 she married film producer Darryl F. Zanuck, with whom she had three children, Darrylin Zanuck, Susan Zanuck, and Richard D. Zanuck. The couple separated in 1956 over the studio mogul's affairs with other women, though they were never legally divorced; but according to Zanuck biographers, she cared for him at their home from the time he became mentally incapacitated in the early 1970s until his death in 1979.

Despite some Internet accounts to the contrary, Virginia Fox was not related to William Fox, whose name is preserved in the company 20th Century Fox, which Darryl Zanuck created and led for decades. William Fox founded Fox Studios, but had lost control of it by the time Zanuck acquired it and merged it into his own empire.

Virginia Fox Zanuck's tomb in Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles, California.


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Virginia Fox's Timeline

April 19, 1902
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, United States
Age 21
Age 26
August 30, 1933
Age 31
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
December 13, 1934
Age 32
Los Angeles, CA, USA
October 4, 1982
Age 80
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California