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Virginia True Boardman

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Birth nameMargaret Shields
Birth dateMay 23, 1889
Place of birthFort Davis, Texas
Date of deathJune 10, 1971(age 82)
Death placeHollywood, California
SpouseWilliam True Boardman

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Virginia True Boardman (23 May 1889 10 June 1971) was an American actress of the silent era.

Born Margaret Shields in Fort Davis, Texas, she began her theatrical career in 1906, as Virginia Eames (using her mother's surname) and went on to appear in 52 films between 1911 and 1936. Although her career started off strong, like many actresses of the silent film era, she failed to make a successful transition to talking films and by the mid-1930s her career was at its end for all practical purposes.

She was married to actor True Boardman until his death in 1918, with whom she had one child, True Eames Boardman, who after a brief acting career had a long career as a script writer for radio, film and television. He was also the grandfather of former actress Lisa Gerritsen.

She died in Hollywood, California, aged 82, from a heart attack.

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