Corbin, Virginia Lee
|Birthname||LaVerne Virginia Corbin|
|born on||5 December 1911 at 02:40 (= 02:40 AM )|
|Place||Prescott, Arizona, 34n32, 112w28|
|Timezone||MST h7w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°09' 02°06 Asc. 13°05'|
American actor, a child star of the silent film era. She reportedly could talk at age 11 months, could sing beautifully from memory at age 3 and early on exhibited talent in dancing as well. At age 2 she landed her first modeling job, for an artistic calendar. Her ability to emote was touted and she billed as an "emotional star" and as a "Dresden Doll." With her frail blond childlike beauty, she was a top child actor for Fox studios and was steadily employed from 1915 until 1919. She performed in Vaudeville and other live stage acts and in 1923, age 12, made another movie and continued acting in films throughout her teen years. As an older teen she showed her comedic talent in romantic and comic films.
By 1927, her father had died and she accused her mother of squandering the money she had earned from her career. In November 1927, she made a police complaint against her mother, claiming her mother was insane. By 1928 she was attributing the scene to a "misunderstanding" but she continued to have a troubled relationship with her mother. Perhaps as an escape, she got married at age 18, in October 1929 to an "older" man, a 30-year old stockbroker named Theodore Krol. That year she made her first talking film as well. She continued to work sporadically but wanted a family of her own. She made her last film in 1931. The following year, her first son Phillip Harold was born, on August 16, 1932. She delivered her second child, Robert Lee, on January 29, 1935. Her marriage began to fall apart and by 1937 her husband had accused her of drinking heavily and of not being fit to take care of the children. Her husband filed for divorce on October 29, 1937. She married Charles Jacobson shortly thereafter. Although there was talk of her making a comeback, in 1942 she developed tuberculosis and died June 5, 1942, age 30 in a Winfield, IL hospital.
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1929 (Her first talking film)
Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate, a copy of which is now in PT's files. Some sites give 1910 or 1912 as her birth year but the birth certificate clearly says 1911.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage