skip navigation
Virgil Johansen

Virgil Johansen

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

The Wizard of Oz (75th... In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum novel, Dorothy and her... more info $13.95was $16.98 Buy Now

The Master Race ... Col. Von Beck prepares his hate-filled followers to continue the depraved quest... more info $15.95was $17.99 Buy Now

The Jack Lemmon Showcase:... Four Classics From Early In The Career Of A Hollywood Legend!Hollywood legend... more info $6.35was $14.98 Buy Now

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Dark, intriguing leading lady who appeared in seven films of the early 1930s after enjoying success on the New York stage. Johann made her screen debut in a leading role in D.W. Griffith's last film, the extremely low-budgeted, uneven but striking Depression-era document, "The Struggle" (1931). The following year she played the role for which she is best remembered: the woman that revived Egyptian high priest Im-Ho-Tep (Boris Karloff) is convinced is the reincarnation of his love from thousands of years ago in the poetic horror classic, "The Mummy" (1932). Johann brought an appropriately haunted, vague quality to the role, but despite leads in several others films, including the lively actioner "Tiger Shark" (1932), did not catch on as a popular star. Late in 1933 she was reduced to playing the title role in a poverty row drama, "The Sin of Nora Moran" (1933), and after one more film Johann, who disliked Hollywood, returned to the stage to continue her career.

Dark, intriguing leading lady who appeared in seven films of the early 1930s after enjoying success on the New York stage. Johann made her screen debut in a leading role in D.W. Griffith's last film, the extremely low-budgeted, uneven but striking Depression-era document, "The Struggle" (1931). The following year she played the role for which she is best remembered: the woman that revived Egyptian high priest Im-Ho-Tep (Boris Karloff) is convinced is the reincarnation of his love from thousands of years ago in the poetic horror classic, "The Mummy" (1932). Johann brought an appropriately haunted, vague quality to the role, but despite leads in several others films, including the lively actioner "Tiger Shark" (1932), did not catch on as a popular star. Late in 1933 she was reduced to playing the title role in a poverty row drama, "The Sin of Nora Moran" (1933), and after one more film Johann, who disliked Hollywood, returned to the stage to continue her career.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Phffft (1954) Doorman
2.
 Double Dynamite (1951) Santa Claus
3.
 The Fuller Brush Man (1948) Plainclothesman
4.
 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) Eglin colonel
5.
 The Master Race (1944) Civilian
6.
 Tampico (1944) Seaman
7.
 Born to Sing (1942)
8.
 The Wizard of Oz (1939) Dubbed voice of Munchkin
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute