Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicCelebrities · 1 decade ago

How did actress Virginia Walker die?

She was known for playing Alice Swallow in director Howard Hawk's BRINGING UP BABY (1938). She was married to writer William Belliger Hawks, director Howard Hawks' brother. The imdb lists that she was born in 1916 and died in 1946. The cause of death wasn't listed. I cannot find any additional information on her, nor how she died. How did she die?


In case you're searching on how Virginia Walker died, you're searching the wrong Virginia Walker. There are multiple Virginia Walker's in the world. The Virginia Walker I'm talking about has been in a few (around less than 10 30s-40s films).

Her date of birth was July 31st 1916.

He date of death was December 23rd 1946.

She was born in Boston, MA and died in Los Angeles, CA.

She was married to William B. Hawks, who was director Howard Hawks' brother. William B. Hawks was actress Carole Lombard's cousin. His sister-in-laws were Athole Shearer (1st wife of Howard Hawks) (sister of actress Norma Shearer), Dee Hartford, and Mary Astor. He is cousin-in-law to actors Clark Gable and William Powell.

Never mind about William Hawks, the focus is on his 3rd wife Virginia Walker. The concern is 'how did she die?'. Illness, disease diagnosis, car crash, fowl play, accident, what is it?

Update 2:

She was a-bit actress. She played Cary Grant's fiancee in director Howard Hawk's BRINGING UP BABY (1938).

Update 3:

If you find something that talks about her death, if it tells that the cause of death was unknown, that's fine.

Update 4:

I was wrong. William B. Hawks was a producer.

5 Answers

  • Robin
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    this is all it really says about her read below it does not say what she died from more likely she died from natural causes she was 94 years old

    Virginia Walker, 94, of Wichita Falls, died Monday, March 10, 2008.


  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Virginia Walker Actress

  • 6 years ago

    This lady was my Aunt. She passed in 1946 following surgery @ Cedars-Sinai in LA. I am forever sad that she died before I was born, my Dad's only sitter, for whom I am named. Virginia Walker Mapes, Temecula, CA

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    For the best answers, search on this site

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  • Nece
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I searched as well and could not find anything. Sorry.

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