Happy Birthday, Virginia Gregg!

March 6: Happy Birthday, Virginia Gregg
100 Years ago in 1916, the reliable radio actress Virginia Gregg was born.

While not particularly famous, she could be heard up and down the dial on series such as Richard Diamond,, Sam Spade, and Voyage of the Scarlet Queen

A regular during Bob Bailey's tenure on "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar".  Jack Webb used her so many times for his late Dragnet, she could almost be credited as "costar."

Others might best remember her for her film and television roles: she was a hill person on the show The Waltons, one of the "masks" in The Twilight Zone and the voice of "Mother" in Psycho.    A marvelous voice, she appeared in the movie "Operation Petticoat," as the nurse that was a major and the one who used a girdle to solve a problem in the engine room.  

Virginia Gregg You can hear her in a broadcast of Frontier Gentleman and hundreds of other recordings in her own old time radio collection: Virginia Gregg Radio Appearances.