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Victoria Vinton

Full name:
Victoria Velnette Vinton

1912 - 1980

There's not much information available on this platinum blonde, Jean Harlow lookalike. She was under contract at Warners in the 1930s. After Warners, she did about a half-dozen or so ultra low budget western features and shorts in the mid 1930s, appearing opposite such range riders as Fred Scott, Bob Custer, Reb Russell, Wally Wales, and Buffalo Bill Jr. (Jay Wilsey). Her film work amounts to around thirty movies during the period from 1932 through the mid 1940s (though there may be a few - or many - additional film appearances in which she was a background dancer, member of the chorus line, etc.).

An example of Vinton dancing and looking beautiful occurs in the Busby Berkeley "Spin a Little Web of Dreams" sequence in the pre-code FASHIONS OF 1934 (Warners, 1934) which starred William Powell and Bette Davis. Lots of showgirls in this one and Vinton is among the blonde tressed chorus girls wearing many feathers.

She retired from the Hollywood scene circa mid 1940s, and passed away June 12, 1980 at the Motion Picture Home and Hospital, Woodland Hills, California.

The Unsung Joe website has a bit more on Vinton:

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Victoria Vinton:

The Family Search website, California Death Index, and Social Security Death Index (SSDI) provide more on Victoria Vinton and family:

(Courtesy of Ed Tabor)

Above from left to right are Vane Calvert, Bob Custer, Victoria Vinton, Eddie Phillips, John Elliott and Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro in a lobby card from AMBUSH VALLEY (Reliable, 1936).

(From Old Corral collection)

Above from left to right are Rin-Tin-Tin Jr., Victoria Vinton, Bob Custer, John Elliott - and prone on the floor is Wally West - in a still from Custer's VENGEANCE OF RANNAH (Reliable, 1936).

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