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Toby Wing (1915–2001)


It's pretty unusual for a mostly unbilled chorus girl to rate a star on Hollywood Boulevard, but Toby Wing was unique. A genuine granddaughter of the Confederacy (on her mother's side at least; her father's family was pure Maine Yankee), she was born Martha Virginia Wing in Amelia Court House, Virginia in 1915 and taking the stage name Toby after a... See full bio »

Died:

(age 85) in Mathews, Virginia, USA

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Known For

(1938)
Silks and Saddles Marion Braddock / Jane Smith
(1936)
Kiss and Make-Up Consuelo of Claghorne
(1934)

Filmography

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 1938 Sweethearts
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1938 The Marines Come Thru
Linda Dale
 1938 Mr. Boggs Steps Out
Irene Lee
 1937 True Confession
Suzanne Baggart
 1937 Sunday Night at the Trocadero (Short)
Toby Wing
 1937 The Women Men Marry
Sugar
 1937 Sing While You're Able
Joan Williams
 1936 Silks and Saddles
Marion Braddock / Jane Smith
 1936 With Love and Kisses
Barbara Holbrook
 1936 Mister Cinderella
Lulu, the Cashier
 1936 Rhythmitis (Short)
Lola Green
 1936/II Thoroughbred
Anne O'Malley
 1936 Hill-Tillies (Short)
Toby
 1935 Forced Landing
Amelie Darrell
 1935 Two for Tonight
College Girl (uncredited)
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Girl in Montage (uncredited)
 1934 One Hour Late
Maizie
 1934 Rhythm on the Roof (Short)
Bob's Fantasy Sweetheart
 1934 Student Tour
Student (uncredited)
 1934 Kiss and Make-Up
Consuelo of Claghorne
 1934 Murder at the Vanities
Nancy
 1934 Come On, Marines!
Dolly
 1934 School for Girls
Hazel Jones
 1934 Search for Beauty
Sally Palmer
 1933 Torch Singer
Blonde in Sally's apartment (uncredited)
 1933 This Day and Age
Student (uncredited)
 1933 Arizona to Broadway
Chambermaid (uncredited)
 1933 She Had to Say Yes
Model (uncredited)
 1933 Baby Face
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1933 It's Great to Be Alive
Blonde that Kisses Carlos (uncredited)
 1933 College Humor
Student (uncredited)
 1933 Private Detective 62
Free's Girl Friend (uncredited)
 1933 Central Airport
Air Show Observer (uncredited)
 1933 The Little Giant
Society Girl (uncredited)
 1933 42nd Street
Blonde in 'Young and Healthy' Number (uncredited)
 1933 The King's Vacation
Autograph Seeker at Casino (uncredited)
 1933 Keyhole Katie (Short)
 1933 Blue of the Night (Short)
Blonde in Bathing Suit (uncredited)
 1932 The Kid from Spain
Goldwyn Girl (uncredited)
 1932 Ma's Pride and Joy (Short)
Radio Director's Secretary
 1932 Young Onions (Short)
Charlie's Girlfriend (uncredited)
 1932 Neighbor Trouble (Short)
 1932 Alaska Love (Short)
Blonde by River (uncredited)
 1932 The Candid Camera (Short)
Betty Swan
 1932 The Loud Mouth (Short)
Nurse (uncredited)
 1932 Jimmy's New Yacht (Short)
One of Charlie's Girlfriends
 1926 Double Daring
Nan
 1925 Dollar Down
Little Girl
 1925 American Pluck
Flower Girl at Coronation (uncredited)
 1925 The Pony Express
Child (uncredited)
 1925 The Shining Adventure
Little Girl (uncredited)
 1925 Marry Me
Little Girl (uncredited)
 1925 Zander the Great
Little Girl (uncredited)
 1925 Percy
Little Girl (uncredited)
 1924 He Who Gets Slapped
Playing Child (uncredited)
 1924 Circe the Enchantress
Little Girl (uncredited)
 1924 A Woman Who Sinned (uncredited)
 1924 A Boy of Flanders
Little Girl (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following production: See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Toby Wing Merrill

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Because I'm a vivid blonde and people think of me as a chorus girl they won't believe I'm any more than just that.

Trivia:

Biographers often claim Toby's "Marines Come Through" as a 1943 production. This picture was actually produced in 1941 and was re-released by Astor Pictures in 1943 as "Fight on Marines!" to capitalize on the patriotic fervor of WW2. Toby's film career ended with her marriage to pioneer aviator Dick Merrill in 1938. She retired to Di Lido Island and became a Miami Beach housewife, traveling, ... See more »

Trademark:

Platinum blonde hair

Star Sign:

Cancer

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