Song:He Takes Me Off His Income Tax
Album:Great Broadway Shows
Virginia De Luce was a 40s pin up girl who became a blond bombshell in the 50s. Her most significant role was in the Broadway show New Faces Of 1952. She also appeared in the 1954 film version and the 1960 TV show. Then she retired and went into real estate. She was born Virginia Wilson Mar. 25, 1921 in San Francisco. She started out as a model and then became a WWII pin up girl. She appeared in a couple of movies like Cover Girl in 1944. But her greatest success was in the Broadway show New Faces Of 1952. Producer Leonard Sillman had done these new performer showcases since the 30s. This show ran for a year on Broadway and then it was turned into a 1954 film with the same cast. Stars include Eartha Kitt, Paul Lynde, Alice Ghostly, Robert Clary, Carol Lawrence and Ronny Graham. There's no story. The show is mostly songs and skits. Virginia is the obligatory blonde bombshell who introduces all the acts. She sings this song He Takes Me Off His Income Tax several times through the show. RCA released an original cast album. You can get it on this 4CD box set of original Broadway shows from Avid Records. It's available at a budget price. Virginia appeared on a few episodes of The Phil Silvers Show and The Jack Paar Tonight Show. After that she moved to Massachusetts and went into real estate. I'm not sure when she died but she is deceased. Here's Virginia De Luce performing He Takes Me Off His Income Tax several times on the 1960 TV show New Faces Of 1952.