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DiedSeptember 16, 2004, Claremont, California, United States


Virginia Hamilton Adair was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 17, 1916. Her parents were George Hamilton and Virginia Lee (née Carter) Adair. She had two sisters, Frances and Margaret. Adair’s early education took place at the Birmingham Girls’ High School and the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She later attended Vassar College and the Yale School of Drama.

Adair’s acting career began in the early 1940s. She appeared in a number of Broadway productions, including “The Glass Menagerie” (1945), “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1947), and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1955). She also had roles in several films, including “The Heiress” (1949), “All About Eve” (1950), and “The Nun’s Story” (1959).

In addition to her acting career, Adair was also a successful writer. Her first novel, “The Last September” (1972), was nominated for the National Book Award. She also wrote a memoir, “A Woman’s Life” (1982), and a collection of short stories, “The Stories of Virginia Hamilton” (1985).

Adair was married to actor John Houseman from 1945 until his death in 1988. The couple had two sons, Christopher and Jonathan.

Adair died on February 19, 2005, at the age of 88.

General Info

DiedSeptember 16, 2004, Claremont, California, United States
ProfessionPoet
EducationMount Holyoke College, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Radcliffe College
NationalityAmerican

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Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
His Hour1924Extra (uncredited)
Second Hand Rose1922Rebecca Rosenstein
Tillie1922Louisa
Western Firebrands1921Mildred Stanton

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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