Actress Virginia Brown Faire appeared in over forty silent film productions. The collection consists of photographs and scrapbooks
related to her career.
Virginia LaBiuna was born June, 26 1904 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She used her stepfather's name of Brown when she entered and won
the 1919 Motion Picture Classic "Fame and Fortune" contest. For a short time she used the name Virginia Faire, but later decided
to reclaim the name Brown. She moved to California to begin her acting career at the age of sixteen. She appeared in over
forty silent film productions such as
Without Benefit of Clergy (1921),
Monte Cristo (1922),
Peter Pan (1924) and
The Temptress (1926). She was married to Jack Dougherty, producer Duke Worne and businessman William Bayer. Although the transition to
talking pictures was not easy, she continued to act through 1934. Her marriage to Bayer coincided with her retirement from
the screen, although she appeared in industrial films and did some radio work in Chicago. Virginia Brown Faire died of cancer
June, 30 1980 in Laguna Beach, CA.
2.0 linear ft.
(1 box and 2 oversize flat boxes)
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