- Category : 1916-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (19)
- Incarnation Cross : JX Oppression
American film actress who appeared in 42 films between 1934 and 1953.
Virginia went to Hollywood at a young age to pursue a career in acting after winning a beauty pageant. Early on she was billed as Virginia Reid with RKO Pictures and can be seen in several musicals as one of the "Goldwyn Girls". She dated Howard Hughes, briefly, in the 1930s, before moving on to MGM as Lynne Carver where she became a regular in their stable of actresses.
First playing minor bit parts, Lynne Carver eventually moved up to the level of ingenue in a few of her later roles, probably because of her striking looks and Southern charm. As her career advanced, she appeared in several films with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and was probably best known for her role as Alice Raymond in the early Dr. Kildare films.
She married Nicholas Nayfack in 1937 and they divorced in 1942. She was married to theatrical agent William Mullaney, lived in New York, and had a busy stage and TV career until 1954.
Carver died at Memorial Hospital in New York City after a year-long battle against cancer, on 12 August 1955, aged 38.