Virginia Grey was born into a show-business family on March 22, 1917. Her father, Ray Grey, was a director and her mother was a film cutter. She had her first cameo appearance at the age of ten when she acted as Little Eva in the film Uncle Tom's Cabin. From then on she had several appearances, both in film and television, for the next five decades. One of her most recognized films is Anthony Mann's less recognized classic, Strangers in the Night, which was shown in 1944. It is a story about a woman's psychosis and her pretentions. In order to cover up for her deceit, she is forced to commit murder because of her embarrassment. Grey was never a box-office star but her versatility allowed her to take on a myriad of roles. She acted in more than 100 films and 40 television shows, including musicals, comedies, adventure films, westerns and romantic dramas. Virginia Grey died on July 31, 2004, at the age of 87.